Who Can You Recover Money From In A Georgia Truck Accident Lawsuit?
If you were involved in a truck accident in Georgia, you may be able to recovery money from additional parties, not just the trucker. You may be able to include the truck manufacturer in your claim if the accident was caused by a faulty truck part. You may also be able to include the trucking company itself in the claim if they overworked or overloaded the driver, making it more likely for him to have an accident.
Trying To Recover Money In A Truck Accident Lawsuit? Call Us!
While we have years of experience dealing with car accidents, our lawyers at Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC are just as well versed at handling truck accidents too. We understand that a truck accident is significantly more complicated than your average car accident, and that there may be more players involved than how the situation appears on the surface.
Because a truck accident can cause severe damages and injuries that can last years, if not have a permanent impact, we understand just how important it is to figure out how much you deserve, and to help you fight to get it. Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC is proud to employ a team of qualified personal injury lawyers who can handle your case for you so you do not have to.
Trust us to handle your case so that you can focus on what truly matters: getting your life back in order.
Typical Truck Accident Damages
We understand that no two accidents are alike, so it can be difficult to predict how much you are entitled to in damages without reviewing the facts of your case. There are, however, several factors that remain the same in all truck accident cases in the state of Georgia that you can be sure we will fight for on your behalf, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earning potential
- Property damage
In a truck accident case, these numbers can easily be significantly higher due to the sheer impact a truck can have on an average passenger car. You could go bankrupt alone just from the medical bills involved – and that is not including potential future expenses for long-term care and lost wages.
Factors That Affect A Settlement
When insurance companies try to settle on a figure to offer the victim of a truck accident, there are several factors they consider to arrive at this number. The four major ones are:
- Who is liable for the accident
- The severity of the victim’s injuries
- Whether a wrongful death lawsuit has been or will be filed
- The coverage provided under the active insurance policy
Because the settlement offers are higher in truck accident cases, the insurance company and/or lawyer for the trucking company will scrutinize these numbers before they make you an offer. And even then, especially then, this number will, more often than not, be significantly lower than what you are entitled to.
You may not know this on your own, though, especially if you have never been involved in a truck accident before. You may hear a high settlement number and want to jump at the offer just to get the case over with. However, what many of our clients fail to do is calculate their potential future expenses, especially when it comes to long-term health care.
There several factors to consider when deciding on a number that will adequately cover your future medical care. For instance, how much will you lose in wages by going to doctor appointments? If you are no longer able to work because of the accident, how much did you and will you lose from your current and future earning potential? How much will you spend on medications, doctor visits, and physical therapy in the future?
In some cases, it’s impossible to know. What may just be a crick in the neck today could develop into a serious issue later on that limits or restricts your ability to work, to drive, or to hold your children. What then? How do you compensate for what you lost by agreeing to a number you never should have agreed to?
Be sure when you file your personal injury case that you are filing for everything you need against everyone you are entitled to sue. If you are unsure of how to draft an ironclad claim, Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC can help.
If you would like assistance in filing for damages after suffering an injury in a trucking accident, fill out the form to the right, or call us at (855) 329-7144 to speak with one of our qualified professionals. You will receive a free consultation with no obligation to retain, so call now!