After a truck accident, you could be looking at lengthy hospital stays, extensive medical care, time away from work, and a painful recovery. You deserve compensation for all of this. The problem is, trucking companies and their insurers rarely make it easy for you to get the compensation for your damages. In fact, many employ teams of highly trained professionals whose job is to find ways not to pay accident victims what they deserve.
I know this because I saw it first-hand. Before I became a truck accident lawyer in Atlanta and opened my own law firm, I worked for an insurance company as an adjuster. I know the tactics insurers use to minimize or deny claims and I am prepared to counter those tactics so you get fair compensation for your injuries and financial damages.
My team and I understand how a truck accident can turn your life upside down and how, without getting the money you need in an insurance claim or lawsuit, it can result in financial ruin. We fight with compassion and conviction for everything you deserve. We offer a free consultation to discuss the details of your case and answer all your questions. Call S. Burke Law today for an appointment: 404-842-7838.
Contact S. Burke Law Before Talking to the Insurance Company
When an insurance company rep calls and offers a quick settlement, it can be tempting to take for a couple reasons. One, it gives you one less thing to worry about. And two, it puts quick cash in your pocket at a time when you are likely missing substantial work, your bills are piling up, and you desperately need money.
But accepting a settlement or even talking to an insurance company rep before speaking with an attorney at S. Burke Law is a bad idea, and it could cause you to leave thousands of dollars on the table. Further, if you accept a settlement and your injuries get worse, you cannot go back and get more money. And if the insurance company tricks you into saying something that jeopardizes your claim, the insurance company might find you partially at-fault for the accident.
For these reasons, always speak to an attorney before talking to the insurance company. If you decide to work with us, we will take over all correspondence with the insurance company. We can help you respond to insurance company requests and will fight for a fair settlement.
We Fight for the Compensation You Deserve
The insurance company might seem generous in offering a settlement right off the bat. You can be certain, though, that the settlement offer will include only the bare minimum and will leave out several forms of compensation you deserve, such as pain and suffering damages. (And remember, if you accept that settlement, you cannot get more money later.)
Our attorneys, on the other hand, will fight for every dollar of compensation for which you are eligible, including:
- Current and future medical bills
- Other medical-related costs, such as prescription medication and medical devices
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death (if your loved one died in a truck accident)
You might be eligible for additional damages beyond what we listed above. A thorough investigation by our team will uncover every type of compensation you deserve.
S. Burke Law Will Build Your Truck Accident Case
The insurance company and trucking company have attorneys working to protect their interests. And when the evidence you need for your case is in the defendant’s hands (as it is with a truck accident), you need someone to protect your interests — and the evidence.
I am that person. My team and I can build your case with thorough evidence. It starts with gathering all available evidence, including:
- Police reports
- Video surveillance
- Eyewitness accounts
- Medical records
- Expert witness statements
- Accident reconstruction
We will also send a letter of spoliation to the trucking company immediately to ensure it preserves and hands over the evidence we need for your case. This might include:
- Drug and alcohol test results
- The driver’s hours of service logs
- The driver’s personnel file
- Data from the truck’s black box
- Maintenance records
- The truck itself
Call Today to Speak With an Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer
After a truck accident in Atlanta, call S. Burke Law. Our team is prepared to fight the insurance company and the trucking company to win the compensation you deserve. My experience working for insurance companies helps me anticipate everything the insurer might do to get out of paying you. Rest assured, I will be ready for any tactic they use.
Let me handle all the details of your case. Call today for a free consultation: 404-842-7838.