Trucking Accidents

Common questions about trucking accident lawsuits

A trucking accident is any road accident involving a semi-truck. Some common causes of trucking accidents are mechanical failure, driver error, distraction, aggressive driving, and fatigue.

In 2015, over 13,275 semi-trucks, were involved in motor vehicle accidents in the state of Georgia. From those trucking accidents in 2015, there were 182 fatalities in which most of the victims were occupants of the vehicles other than the truck.

With so many trucking accidents in Georgia, only an experienced personal injury lawyer will help get you the compensation you deserve for your trucking accident. Here are some frequently asked questions about trucking accident claims.

How long do I have to file a claim after getting in a trucking accident?

You must file a claim before your state’s deadline. For Georgia, the deadline to file a lawsuit is two years from the date of the accident for personal injury claims and four years for property damage claims.

How do I determine liability in a trucking accident?

A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will move quickly to preserve evidence and determine the liability of your accident. They will work closely with you to gather evidence showing the truck driver was at fault and that you are a victim.

How can I determine the value of my trucking case?

You can start determining the value of your case by considering the severity of the injuries, cost of medical care, lost income, loss of a normal life, and the severity of property damage from the accident.

How can a lawyer help me in a trucking accident?

An attorney that exclusively represents injury victims will have the skills and experience to review your case and determine if it should go to court or if you should negotiate a settlement.

If you are the victim of a trucking accident caused by someone else’s negligence, please contact Travis from North Atlanta Injury Law PC for a free consultation to discuss your trucking accident lawsuit.