Trucking Accident Attorney
You’re driving around town and you’re hit by a semi-truck driver who isn’t paying attention to the road. The truck’s massive size causes your car to instantly be totalled and leaving you suffering from injuries. You’re rushed to the hospital and treated there. You want justice, but aren’t sure where to begin. That’s when Brooks Law Office can aid you in the legal process.
If you find yourself in this situation, Brooks Law Office wants to help you know your rights and fight for the justice you deserve.
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Confused about what to do next?
If you’ve suffered a personal injury through no fault of your own, you may be wondering what you can do about it. Along with the physical pain you are feeling, exists the pain of not knowing how to proceed. Stop worrying. We are here to support you through each step of your case.
If you are involved in an auto accident:
- Call 911. Make sure you get a copy of the full accident report when it is available.
- Take pictures of the scene. If it is safe, try to take pictures from multiple angles.
- Take pictures of any visible injuries such as cuts and bruises.
- Get medical treatment. Your case can become difficult if your injuries are not properly documented.
- Call Brooks Law Office. The steps that you take now can determine how the amount of compensation you get later.
Should I talk to the other driver’s insurance company?
Legally, you are not required to speak with the other person’s insurance company. Talking to the other driver’s insurance company can damage your case. A recorded statement can be used against you later on. If you have an attorney, they can discuss your case on your behalf.
On the other hand, you must speak with your own insurance agent. When speaking to your agent, only provide the name, address, and phone number of any other parties involved in a collision, the insurance information of any parties involved, the law enforcement agency at the scene, and the date and time of the incident.
Who is responsible for paying for my medical treatment?
The at fault driver’s insurance company may pay for some or all of your medical treatment, but it will be included in the negotiated settlement at the end of your case. While your case is moving through the legal process, we encourage you to use your personal health insurance so that your medical treatment is not interrupted.
If you do not have health insurance, we can work with some doctors to treat you on a lien basis, meaning you won’t have to pay them back for your medical treatment until your case settles.
The Georgia law allows you to collect for:
- Car repairs
- Medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Time off from work
- Pain and suffering
Do you need medical attention but don't have insurance?
If you get hurt in an accident and have no health insurance, you may wonder who is going to pay for your medical treatment. Let us review all of the options you have to get compensated for your medical bills and other case related damages.
Have you been offered a settlement by the insurance company?
Accepting the insurance provider’s first offer is almost never a good idea, especially if the settlement involves financial reimbursement for injury, pain and suffering. We can review your settlement offer to ensure you are getting a fair deal.
Protect Your Financial Future After a Serious Accident
A semi-truck, 18-wheeler, semi-truck, or other commercial vehicle is much larger than your car, and the damage it can do is immense. Not only are you likely to face expensive repairs, but serious injuries are far more common in a truck accident than in other collisions.
Injuries commonly seen in truck accidents include:
- Brain injuries
- Multiple broken bones
- Serious back or neck injuries
Because accidents are so severe, having proper representation is vital. A Savannah truck accident attorney can make sure that the truck driver’s insurance company and lawyers do not bully you. The trucking company has significant resources on its side. To protect your rights, you need legal counsel that is experienced and aggressive.
Truck accidents refer to any type of accident involving a trucking vehicle, including:
Tractor Trailer Accidents
Why Truck Accidents Occur
Tractor trailer drivers operate under strict deadlines. Because truckers only get paid when they are driving, they often push the boundaries of safe driving hours. Truckers may also get distracted or be inattentive, just like any other driver.
Sometimes a truck accident happens because the company is negligent. For instance, bad brakes on a truck could cause a serious accident. Factors such as poorly loaded freight, overweight trailers, or insufficient training can also contribute.
Mr. Brooks was very attentive to my case. Maria was super with her patience and my many questions. She always responded timely. This was my first time in a situation that I needed and attorney and I’m certainly super happy I found them. We will definitely use again. Highly recommend them
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Do not assume the insurance company is looking out for your best interest. They are in the business of making money, not giving it away. They can make you a low-ball offer or deny your claim all together. Contact us to get a free evaluation of your case.