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Georgia Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer

Georgia Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer

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Georgia Semi-Truck Accident Attorney

Have You Been in a Semi-Truck Accident in Georgia?

The last thing you may remember clearly is a large truck bearing down on you, if you remember anything at all. The accident seemed to happen in the blink of an eye while simultaneously taking place in slow motion. What followed was a confusing and catastrophic series of events that left you injured and in pain. Determining precisely what happened, what caused the accident, and who was at fault can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, our Georgia truck accident lawyer team knows this story all too well.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a semi-truck accident, the Georgia truck accident lawyers at the Merritt and Merritt Law Firm can help you get fair compensation. We work together to get the answers you need so that you can focus on your recovery and our health. With decades of experience, we have the knowledge and experience to get the results necessary so you can rebuild your life. Call us today at 1-800-738-93946.

Your Legal Options After a Truck Accident in Georgia

The days and weeks following your accident can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to proceed with a potential semi-truck accident lawsuit. We want to empower you with the information you need to make informed decisions. After any type of personal injury you have three basic legal options:

#1: Take No Action

You can take no action and hope that your medical expenses will be covered by your health insurance and that your injuries do not result in any additional financial strain (like missed work or the need to make your home wheelchair accessible.) Even if you have health insurance, you could face significant out-of-pocket medical expenses such as copays and deductibles. For people and families struggling with catastrophic injuries like severe burns or spinal cord injuries, this first option may not be much of an option at all.

#2: Settle Your Claim with the Insurance Company

You can settle your claim with the insurance company, accepting the number they provided you on the spot. Many accident victims are surprised at how quickly the trucking company and their insurance carrier may try to settle their claim. They may offer a cash payment to cover your medical expenses and other losses, and you may even believe that offer is fair, but after working in this industry for years, we can tell you that’s likely not the case.
Once you accept a settlement, you release the driver, the trucking company, and their insurance carrier from any further or future claims. Insurance companies try to settle claims for as little as possible, so you could find yourself with bills you can’t pay and no further recourse. If you have already been offered a settlement by the trucking company or their insurance carrier, we strongly recommend you review the offer with a Georgia truck accident lawyer before making further communication.

#3: Speak with a Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer

You can contact a Georgia truck accident lawyer for free (no obligation) to discuss the specifics of your accident to determine whether you have legal standing for a lawsuit. To speak with an experienced personal injury attorney costs you nothing more than a few minutes of your time. The consultation is free, and our services cost you no money. We only get paid if you do.

It is important to note that filing a lawsuit does not preclude you from settling your claim. In fact, most truck accident claims settle long before going to court. The mere possibility that you are willing to file a lawsuit may prompt the trucking company and their insurance carrier to settle your claim for a much higher amount than they would have otherwise. And if the trucking company refuses to accept responsibility for your claim, going to court may be the best option to hold them accountable for your losses, and that’s something the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm is ready to do from day one.

Are Truck Drivers Always at Fault?

Truck drivers are not always at fault in a truck accident. There are many different causes that can result in a truck accident other than the driver’s negligence. For example, weather may have been a factor or another driver on the roadway may have caused the accident. While many truck accidents are the result of the truck driver’s negligence (like a commercial vehicle rule violation), you cannot assume that the driver was at fault. Identifying the cause of your accident is critical to the success of your claim.

A factor that makes truck accidents unique is that the trucking company may be responsible for your accident. These situations can include the following:

  • Failure to ensure that the truck is properly maintained
  • Failure to hire drivers with clean driving records
  • Failure to properly train or supervise drivers
  • Pressuring drivers to drive recklessly or longer than allowed by law

An experienced Georgia truck accident lawyer will be able to identify the cause of your accident and ensure that the proper parties are held accountable.

What Happens When I Call the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm After a Semi-Truck Accident?
When you contact our firm, you can schedule a free consultation, or sometimes we can connect you with a professional right then and there. Our trucking accident lawyers can come to you within 24 hours (to your home, or the hospital), or you can meet with us at our Statesboro, Savannah, Atlanta, or Decatur offices in Georgia.

When you call, we will listen carefully to your story and your concerns. We will then assess your case and determine whether you have a claim. We will then explain your options and what steps need to be taken to start moving forward so that you can get fair compensation for your injuries.

Three Reasons Why You Should Choose the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm

We have decades of experience.

Founded in 1973, we have helped thousands of clients across the state of Georgia get fair compensation for their injuries in all types of cases. Our experience allows us to take on complex cases as well as those that are comparatively straightforward.

We care about you and your family and your overall well-being.

We know that your case is about more than just money. A Georgia truck accident lawyer from our firm can help you every step of the way – from getting you the treatment you need, to getting your bills paid, to rebuilding your life.

We win results that change our clients’ lives.

We have recovered over $50 million in compensation for our clients who have suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence. We know how to navigate the complexities of the insurance process and are fully prepared to aggressively litigate your case if settlement is not an option.

Contact a Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer at the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm Today

To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help, contact us at 1-800-738-93946. The sooner you contact us the sooner we can start alleviating this burden and get you and your family focused on healing.

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