Were you injured in a commercial vehicle crash? Read these 4 ways to get ahead on your truck case, then contact our Georgia lawyers today.
1. Hiring the Best Attorney
First of all, you want a lawyer who does personal injury cases, not someone who practices in another field of law. Secondly, you want a lawyer who knows truck wrecks and knows the laws that go into prosecuting a truck wreck case. There are multiple federal regulations involved that are very complicated. You also want a lawyer who knows about the different types of evidence that he or she needs to look for, including electronic data that can be downloaded from tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles. Inexperienced lawyers may not be familiar with the intricate details that go into prosecuting a trucking collision case.
You also want a lawyer who has the resources to prosecute these cases. Truck wreck cases are different than regular automobile accident cases. They can be a lot more expensive to prosecute. For example, a case may require hiring experts to go out and reconstruct the accident. Does the lawyer you’re talking to have the resources to hire all those experts and bring them to bear right off the bat? These are questions you want to ask.
Finally, you want a lawyer who tries cases and goes to trial, not a lawyer who handles multiple cases at once and just turns them over and settles them. Consider whether a lawyer is going to be someone who will fold and take a cheap settlement or will take your case to trial and get the true value of your case.
2. Case Timeline
Truck collision cases in Georgia, on average, take about 17 months to resolve. Each case, however, is going to be different. The length of a case depends on your injuries, the medical treatment you need, the damages involved, and the facts of the collision that caused your injuries.
In trucking collision cases, there are potentially multiple defendants, including the driver and the company that owns the tractor. This adds more layers to the issues that we are going to need to investigate. All of that may take more time to get you the full compensation that you deserve. Again, every case is different, and it’s going to depend on that facts of your case.
3. Speaking to an Insurance Adjuster
The insurance companies are not there to help you. The insurance company is in business to make money. Before speaking to the insurance company, hire a lawyer who’s experienced and knowledgeable in handling truck wreck cases in Georgia, and let that lawyer speak for you. He or she knows how to deal with the insurance companies and can look out for your interests.
4. Claim Value
Every case is a little different. A case’s value can depend on the damages that you’ve suffered, the injuries involved, and the facts that led up to the wreck. Are punitive damages something that may be available in your case? Not every case gives rise to punitive damages; it’s going to depend on the facts.
Every case is different. Here at Princenthal, May & Wilson, we know what to look for, and we know what issues to investigate. We know what evidence to go after to maximize the value of every case.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a commercial vehicle crash and have questions about these 4 ways to get ahead on your truck case?
Contact the experienced Georgia truck accident attorneys at Princenthal, May & Wilson, LLC, today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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