How Do You Know If You Need To Hire An Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer?
Even if you have handled a car accident by yourself before, you may want to entertain the idea of hiring an Atlanta truck accident lawyer if you were involved in a truck accident. This is because the stakes are higher in a truck accident. The damages are more severe, and the injuries suffered can be just as serious.
Do you really want to take the chance and go it alone, knowing the trucking company may be able to find a loophole and win? Also, they have a team of lawyers behind them – why not even the playing field?
Don’t Pursue A Truck Accident Claim Without A Lawyer. Call Us!
A truck accident is no joke. One minute, you’re driving down the road. The next, a truck hits you and totals your car and puts you in the hospital. It may have been nothing more than an accident. Maybe the trucker didn’t see you, or maybe his brakes failed.
But maybe the driver was texting, or high on drugs. Did you know you can be rewarded additional damages if you can prove these things? Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC has years of experience trying cases just like yours to get our clients the best possible results. Call us today to speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers, and get the settlement you deserve.
Investigating A Trucking Accident
When a car accident happens, there is usually a police officer on the scene to perform an investigation and submit a crash report. Then the evidence that is gathered by both the police officer and the parties to the accident is analyzed by the insurance companies, and a settlement is paid out based on who was at fault and the damages incurred.
When a truck accident happens, however, it is a whole new ballgame. The trucking company hires a team of investigators who go over everything with a fine-toothed comb, from the parts of the truck to the condition of the road.
The reason for this is, if a trucker is found to be at fault after putting someone in the hospital and totaling his car, that is a lot of money to have to pay out. The insurance company for the trucking company would like to minimize that damage amount if they can help it. Car insurance companies are in the business of making money, not handing it out, and they will do everything possible to hold onto that cash.
This is why it is even more important that you hire a lawyer to help you with your case. A lawyer knows which experts are necessary to determine whether the accident was, in fact, the trucker’s fault. And, if so, the lawyer can help you fight for the amount you need to cover the costs you incurred as a result of the trucker’s negligence.
When injured parties file their own claims for medical expenses without the help of a lawyer, they tend to file solely for what they need at the moment. They add up all of their current bills for the hospitalization, treatment they received, and medications, and that is the number they submit and expect to be compensated for.
The problem is that, especially in truck accidents, you may suffer injuries with long or even permanent effects. An injury suffered in a truck accident can render you incapable of functioning at the same level that you did before the accident. This can affect everything from your quality of life to whether you can hold down a job.
Claims like lost wages and pain and suffering may also be worthy of including in your personal injury case. If you are unsure of just what to claim, Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC can help. After all, you only get to do this once, so it is important that you make sure you get it right the first time around.
Knowing Who To Hire
If you are considering hiring a truck accident lawyer, it is important that you do your research. Some truck accident lawyers are with smaller firms, and they simply do not have the resources to devote the same amount of time to all of their cases. Or they may be with a firm that works on more car accidents in general than truck accidents.
Truck accident claims have a lot of moving parts to them, so it is crucial you hire someone with ample experience in this area. Here at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, we know the details of our clients’ cases inside and out, and we have the resources and experience necessary to cover every aspect of the law when we stand up for you to fight your case.
Fill out the form to the right, or call us at (855) 329-7144. You will be connected to one of our knowledgeable lawyers who can review your claim and advise you of the next steps you should take. Best of all, you will receive a free consultation with no obligation to retain, so call today!