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What Types of Damages Can Be Recovered Following a Truck Accident in Georgia?

If you were involved in a truck accident in the state of Georgia, you may be entitled to recover damages. However, you may be unsure of exactly what damages you are able to file for. A lawyer with years of experience in the area of truck accidents can help. A lawyer can advise you of which damages you are entitled to and, if you so choose, can help you fight to recover them.

Trying To Recover Damages From A Truck Accident? We Can Help!

The damages involved in a truck accident are more likely to be worse than those sustained in typical car accidents. The truck is larger, weighs more, and was driving faster than your average car in a car accident. When you add all of those factors together, it is no surprise how a car can be totaled, and how the driver or a passenger in the car can suffer serious injury.

However, recovering damages from a truck accident can be one of the most stressful experiences you ever face in your life. You can take out some of the sting, though, by calling us. Let our lawyers at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC fight for you so you don’t have to. Our personal injury lawyers have years of experience fighting truck accident cases, and we want to now lend our expertise to you.

Statute of Limitations

When it comes to filing a claim on a truck accident in the state of Georgia, it is important that you do so relatively quickly. This is because the statute of limitations allows for a window of two years from the date of the accident in which to file. If you wait any longer than two years, there is a good chance your claim will be rejected as untimely. This may seem like enough time, but time goes by quickly when you are dealing with the fallout from an accident.

Here at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC, we understand that if you were just involved in an accident with a truck, the last thing you want to do thereafter is file an insurance claim. You probably have enough on your plate already, what with recovering from your injuries and fixing – or, more than likely, replacing – your car.

If you have not yet filed your claim, the deadline is looming ever closer, and you simply cannot find the time to file, let us help. Our experienced lawyers can create a comprehensive claim for you in no time and file it before the statute runs out so that you do not miss out on what you are entitled to by law.

Factors That Cause Damages

A truck accident can occur for a number of different reasons. Some of these factors may be the trucker’s fault, but they can also be the fault of the trucking company or manufacturer. The best way to know who to include in your claim is to discuss your claim with a qualified lawyer who has experience in this area.

Some of the situations that could potentially result in a truck accident include:

  • A trucker driving more hours than allotted for on his schedule (driving while tired)
  • Distracted driving (texting, eating)
  • Mechanical failures
  • A truck that has not been timely inspected for problems
  • Truck cargo that is either improperly loaded or overly loaded

You may be able to sue the manufacturer for a mechanical issue, or the trucking company for overworking its driver. Or you may just be able to sue the driver for poor decisions on his part. But you also may be able to sue a combination of the three. Be sure about who you should include in your claim by discussing your claim with a personal injury lawyer before you file.

Types Of Damages

There are several economic (financial) and non-economic damages that you can file a claim for in the event of a truck accident. Some of the types of damages you may be entitled to include:

Economic

  • Medical treatment, like surgery, physical therapy, and medication
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Damage to property, including property that may have been damaged in the vehicle

Non-Economic

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium (the impact the accident had on your relationship with your spouse)
  • Punitive damages (damages awarded to punish the person responsible)

These are all types of damages that may be awarded to you in a personal injury case. Let Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC help you recover what you deserve and help you get your life back.

If have a damages claim against a trucking company, and you would like to speak with a lawyer before you file, fill out the form to the right, or call us at (855) 329-7144. We offer a free consultation with no obligation to retain, so call today!