Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer
Being involved in a truck accident comes with many different concerns, including the pain of your physical injuries and the impacts they have on your life, the damage to your vehicle and personal property, the lost income from missed time at work, and the medical expenses that must be paid for. As a victim, worrying about these impacts on your life can have a serious effect on your recovery. Working with a personal injury attorney is one of the best ways to reduce your stress about the claims process, your financial concerns, and worries about what the future will hold. Knowing that there is an experienced attorney fighting on your behalf can give you the peace of mind you deserve — not to mention will help you get the money you deserve, not just what the insurance company wants to pay.
Truck drivers are highly regulated, and in addition to the Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) that they are required to carry in order to operate these large vehicles, many have additional certifications in order to carry specific cargo and operate certain vehicles. While these licenses and certifications are a great indication that the driver is safe and responsible, the unfortunate reality is that no amount of regulation will ever guarantee that a truck driver will not cause an accident.
Contact The Issa Law Firm, PC For a Free Consultation
We understand that this time in your life is overwhelming, which is why we offer a free initial consultation to discuss the specifics of your Atlanta truck accident and give you a sense of how we can help. Our firm is comprised of experienced legal professionals who know what it takes to fight for fair compensation, and we have the case history to prove it. During your initial consultation, we will be able to provide you with examples of past successes similar to your own, and more importantly, will be able to give you an understanding of how your case will be handled. Sometimes, simply not knowing what the future holds can exacerbate an already difficult time, and we will be happy to give you insight into the personal injury case process.
The sooner you contact us for your consultation, the sooner we will be able to take on your legal worries while you focus on your recovery, and getting your life back to normal
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the main reasons there are so many truck accidents?
Their causes are limitless, but some of the main ones include:
- Brake issues
- Use of prescription drugs
- Excessive speed
- Unfamiliarity with the road
- Use of alcohol or drugs
Why is driver fatigue such a common cause for truck accidents?
Everyone knows that driving for long distances and during long periods of time is boring and exhausting. People that usually drive a car don’t tend to make those kinds of trips on a regular basis but truck drivers must deal with this way of life every day. As if that was not worrisome enough, they are also pressured by their trucking companies to deliver the loads on time, despite the many miles that need to be traveled. Think about it: if you have someone that is tired, stressed out, and bored behind the wheel of a large and potentially dangerous vehicle, the result is a truck accident. Add to that the pressure that many truck drivers feel because they get paid per mile, and speeding also becomes part of the equation with no good results. And while the law limits truck driver hours, that law is not always followed.
The trucking company has contacted me, what should I do?
Do not give them or their insurance carrier a recorded statement. Do not sign any forms that they send you. Anything you say can be used to beat your civil case. Let them know that your Atlanta truck accident lawyers will be handling your case.
Why are truck accident lawsuits so complicated?
Truck accidents are different from those that involve cars. To begin with, injuries tend to be much more serious and, in some cases, catastrophic. Legal issues are much more complex as well since they may call for the analysis of both state and federal law. Additionally, your Atlanta truck accident attorney may need to get the opinion of experts regarding some issues that arise during the investigation, and these are just a few reasons why truck accidents are so much more challenging.
Who can I sue in my truck accident case?
You may have suffered substantial injuries and loss of personal property due to the truck accident. In order to recover all the damages, you can sue the truck driver, the trucking company, or the owner of the truck. At The Issa Law Firm, PC our team will conduct the necessary investigations to determine if there are other parties who may be held responsible as well such as the person who loaded the truck, the entity responsible for its contents, the garage where the truck has been serviced, and even the truck’s manufacturer.
How much will I have to pay to hire a truck accident lawyer?
At The Issa Law Firm, PC we do not collect a fee from you unless we win the case. Once the case is settled or a verdict is issued, we collect a portion of the settlement or verdict.