Commercial trucks are an integral part of commerce, retail, shipping, and transportation. These trucks get our products and packages where we need them to be, often in a short amount of time. In order to do so, truck drivers must travel long distances, endure challenging weather, and battle fatigue. To help, state and federal regulators have specific guidelines for truck drivers to ensure that they are safe, healthy, and obey the law.
Unfortunately, not all truck drivers follow guidelines and laws. The results of this negligence can be catastrophic. At The Embry Law Firm, we have helped many clients sort through the aftermath of a truck accident. We understand how devastating these accidents are, and what the physical, financial, and mental toll is on you and your family.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact The Embry Law Firm to speak with our Fairburn truck accident lawyer. Let us help you protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve.
Like all types of auto accidents, truck accidents can happen for many reasons. There are, of course, some causes that are more common than others. These include:
These are examples of the most common causes of truck accidents. Even if your accident didn’t involve any of these causes, you should still contact a Fairburn truck accident lawyer to find out if you have an actionable claim.
Not all truck accidents are the fault of the driver. But that also doesn’t mean that the accident was your fault. In truck accidents, the liable party may include:
Determining who is liable for your truck accident injuries is only accomplished via a thorough examination of all aspects of your truck accident situation. That is one reason why you should contact The Embry Law Firm to discuss your case. We can help you investigate your claim.
If you are injured because of a truck accident, and you were not at fault, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. First, we need to determine who is at fault, then we can build your claim. Your personal injury claim will include all information about your accident, who is at fault, and what damages you hope to recover.
Damages are the part of a personal injury claim that refers to what you have lost as a result of the truck accident. Most often, damages in a personal injury claim include:
In some cases, you may also be able to pursue punitive damages. These damages are a form of punishment and deterrence. The goal is to punish the at-fault party and encourage others to avoid similar negligence. Punitive damages are separate from any criminal case that may arise from a truck accident.
Once your claim is filed, the next step is making sure that all evidence is given to the court and other parties involved. Both sides of the claim have the opportunity to submit and review evidence, ask/answer questions, and state their position. Many personal injury claims are settled at the end of this process, when the defendant makes a settlement offer to the plaintiff. This settlement offer is a monetary amount offered to the plaintiff in exchange for the lawsuit being dropped.
The majority of personal injury claims are successfully resolved through a settlement, but the more complicated cases proceed to trial.
At The Embry Law Firm, we prepare your truck accident claim so that no matter how your case proceeds – settlement or trial – we have a strong case that will get you a favorable result. We understand the complexities of truck accident cases, and have the skills and resources you can count on.
Schedule a free consultation with our Fairburn truck accident lawyer by calling 844-443-6279.