Questions About Truck Accidents? Our Lawyers Can Help.
Truck crashes often result in catastrophic injury, leaving victims and their families traumatized for years to come. If you’ve been hurt, it’s important to contact a skilled law firm that focuses on aiding truck accident victims in obtaining compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of wages. In northern Georgia, the firm to contact is The McGarity Group.
On this page, we’ve provided answers to some frequently asked questions about truck accidents. After reading, you can contact us to ask any additional questions during a free initial consultation.
Are truck accidents typically serious?
Unfortunately, yes. In many cases truck accidents result in serious injury and even death. This is because trucks are many times larger and heavier than passenger cars. As a result, these massive vehicles have a hard time stopping.
Do I need an attorney?
Although you do not technically need an attorney to assist you with your truck accident case, a skilled personal injury lawyer can drastically improve your chances of success. The law can be extremely confusing, especially when it involves truck accidents. An attorney can gather evidence to support your case, negotiate a settlement and provide you with excellent advice on how to move forward.
Are settlements larger in truck accidents?
In most cases, truck accident settlements are larger than other types of vehicle accidents. However, this is because injuries sustained in truck accidents are typically much more severe. Therefore, compensation is awarded based on the severity of the injuries suffered.
Who is to blame in a truck accident?
Unlike other types of vehicle accidents, many parties may be liable for injuries you sustain in a truck accident. First, the truck driver may be responsible if they were reckless or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The vehicle manufacturer may also be responsible if the truck malfunctioned. Additionally, the owner of the trucking company may be at fault for hiring irresponsible drivers, not maintaining the fleet, not performing regular drug tests, or pressuring drivers to spend too many hours on the road.
Will I have to endure a long court battle?
Most truck accident cases are settled out of court. However, every case is unique, and some cases can go to trial. Therefore, it is imperative that you hire an experienced and trustworthy attorney to represent you in your truck accident case.
Contact Us Today To Learn How We Can Help
To take advantage of a free initial consultation about your truck accident case, contact our skilled attorneys at The McGarity Group. To get started, call our office in Buford at 770-692-9877 or submit an online contact form. We represent clients throughout Georgia.