Due to the sheer size of the vehicle, collisions involving a truck tend to be more serious, with a different set of legal issues attached. Furthermore, as trucks are classified as commercial vehicles, additional parties can potentially be held liable for the accident. Such considerations, coupled with the complex relationship between state and federal laws, complicate the legal process in the aftermath of a truck accident. Let our truck accident attorney guide you through the process. At The Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines, our team of personal injury attorneys is well-versed in the legalities surrounding truck or tractor trailer collisions. Our extensive knowledge of the connection between state and federal laws, paired with our prowess in negotiating with numerous parties concurrently, empowers The Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines to maneuver through the legal complexities and secure the fullest restitution our clients are entitled to.
Georgia and Lawsuits for Truck Accidents
The Investigation: After the accident, the truck driver’s insurance company will collect information from the crash scene. The insurance company is responsible for protecting the truck driver, so the company wants to find ways to limit liability for the accident. At this time, you should hire an Atlanta truck attorney so that he can also initiate a thorough investigation.
Keep in mind that most insurance companies want to make a profit. Insurance representatives will do everything possible to give you a low settlement if they can get away with it. You should only discuss the details of the accident with either your doctor or attorney. Do not speak with anyone else about your personal injury or the accident. Your attorney will talk to the truck driver’s insurance company on your behalf.
THE IMPORTANCE OF LEGAL REPRESENTATION IMMEDIATE FOLLOWING A TRUCK ACCIDENT
If you or a loved one has experienced a collision with a truck or tractor trailer, it is imperative to retain the legal counsel of a reputable personal injury attorney experienced with the intricacies of handling a truck accident. As is the case with any type of motor vehicle collision, seeking representation as soon as possible is always the recommendation. Claims examiners from the insurance company of the truck’s operator and owner will arrive at the scene of the accident almost immediately to survey the site and collect information and evidence in an effort to downgrade their liability. The Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines would like to have the opportunity to conduct our own analysis, and deter the other insurance company from pressuring you into accepting an unfair settlement. Our presence will ensure that there is absolutely no discussion with anyone other than your attorney and doctor regarding your injuries. Ulterior motives by the other parties to gather information to potentially be used against you at a later date may be masked by an insincere concern for your well-being.
METHODS EMPLOYED BY OUR TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS TO ILLUSTRATE NEGLIGENCE OF THE TRUCK’S OPERATOR
From the moments immediately following the accident through the course of case preparation, your Hines Law attorney will prove negligence by:
- Surveying the collision site, reviewing police reports and photos, questioning witnesses, and gathering expert opinion
- Determining whether or not the truck or tractor trailer was adequately maintained, and uncovering possible manufacturer defects
- Confirming all state and federal trucking regulations were strictly adhered to, and investigating whether or not any traffic violations occurred
- Making sure that the driver possessed all necessary credentials
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If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury resulting from involvement in a truck accident, the experienced team of attorneys at The Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines can determine whether or not legal recourse is an option. You may be entitled to monetary restitution for lost wages, medical costs, mental and physical pain and suffering, and in some instances, funeral expenses. Contact us today at (770) 941-0913 or complete our secure online form to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss a plan of action.
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