What Are My Legal Options if Injured in an 18-Wheeler Truck Crash?
An accident involving an 18-wheeler truck can be an upsetting event, to put it mildly. In fact, there are approximately 200 fatalities every year in the state of Georgia as the result of semi-truck accidents.
If you have been injured in a crash involving an 18-wheeler truck, you may not be aware of the legal options that are available to you. While you can research your options online, the only way to know how the law applies to your particular case is to reach out to a personal injury lawyer for more information.
Insurance Claims Are Complicated, But You Do Not Have To Face Them Alone!
Semi-truck accidents often result in such significant damage to the other car that that car then becomes a total loss, and the driver is forced to get a new car. Not only that, but the impact from one of these accidents can cause long-term or even permanent injuries.
Whether the injuries you sustained were minor or substantial, an experienced lawyer can guide you through the process of filing your personal injury claim. Our lawyers at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC have the knowledge and ability to pursue the best possible remedy for your case, and we are dedicated to helping you get a fair result.
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What To Do if You Have Been Injured in a Truck Crash
If you have been involved in an accident involving a truck, you may be unsure of what to do. However, in the immediate aftermath – unless, of course, you need medical attention – there are several things you can do to maximize collecting the evidence you will need when pursuing your legal options later on.
Your first step is to contact the police. The law requires the police to file an accident report. An accident report details the important evidence you will need for your personal injury claim. These details include the personal information of the parties involved, as well as evidence pertaining to the crash itself.
The police can also help with obtaining medical assistance. Even if you are not feeling pain immediately after the accident, seeking medical attention is a good idea, as some injuries take a while to take hold.
After you have sought medical attention, you may then want to seek legal representation. Our team at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC is fully equipped to navigate the more complex web of state and federal laws that surround truck crashes. We will gladly take on the truck company’s insurance company and their lawyers – neither of which, rest assured, have your best interests at heart.
You may not know the kinds of compensation you are entitled to following a truck accident. However, Georgia law allows you to seek compensation for all the damages you suffered in the accident. Your personal injury case should include claims for medical bills, including prescription drugs and rehabilitative therapy, as well as wages lost from any days you had to take off work after the accident.
Our personal injury lawyers can make this process easier for you. In our years of experience, we have polished our skills in aggressively seeking the compensation our clients deserve. You can trust that our lawyers will pursue a fair settlement to help compensate for your suffering.
Ease Your Mind. Hire a Professional.
For a lawyer to get you the best possible settlement, it is important to give him or her all the facts of your case. Some things you may not know, like whether the truck suffered a mechanical failure as a result of poor vehicle maintenance. That is okay – our team of professionals can hire the right experts to find that out.
However, there are certain details you can provide that will be supremely helpful to your case. Was the driver fully attentive to the road? Did you notice him looking down at a cell phone, or perhaps even falling asleep? There may be some other issue at work, such as the other driver suffering from chronic fatigue or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. Our lawyers can find these details out as well – all of which can help your case.
Here at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, we fight aggressively to make sure you have your day in court. Our attention to detail can mean the difference between receiving fair compensation and the bare minimum. Do not let yourself be undersold.
Call us today at (855) 329-7144 or fill out the contact form on the right to get in touch with one of our lawyers. Time is of the essence when it comes to your personal injury claim. You can receive an initial consultation at no charge, so don’t hesitate to get touch with one of our knowledgeable lawyers today!