Duluth Truck Accident Lawyer
Truck accidents are some of the most devastating types of motor vehicle collisions, so it’s important to understand the full scope of what happens and how an experienced lawyer can help you. For help after a truck accident, contact Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers to schedule a free consultation.
Why You Should Work With Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers
If you are involved in a truck accident, having the assistance of a lawyer is critical. Here’s why we’re the right choice for you:
- We have been handling truck accidents and other personal injury claims for more than two decades.
- We will assess all aspects of the case and investigate any negligence on the part of the responsible party or parties so that we can obtain fair compensation for our clients.
- Our success rate is over 95%, and we only take cases that we are confident in.
For help after your truck accident, contact Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers to schedule a free consultation.
How a Lawyer Can Help You With a Truck Accident
Truck accidents are some of the most devastating types of motor vehicle collisions, so it’s important to understand the full scope of what happens and how an experienced lawyer can help you. The following are some of the steps they will take:
File a Claim
A lawyer will help file your claim with the appropriate insurance company. They can ensure that all required paperwork is completed correctly and on time. This attention to detail prevents delays and other issues when submitting your claim.
Negotiate With Insurance Companies
Once you have filed your claim, your lawyer can begin negotiations with insurance companies. An attorney has experience dealing with insurance and knows what their tactics are to try to reduce payouts, which means your lawyer can leverage their knowledge and expertise to make sure that you get fair compensation for your injuries.
To prove fault after an accident involving a commercial truck, it’s important to collect as much evidence as possible. A skilled attorney is-aware of the specific evidence that must be gathered in order to create a compelling case for their client.
This entails capturing photos of the accident scene, speaking with witnesses who observed the incident, collecting medical records associated with injuries from the accident, acquiring police reports, and more.
Liability and Comparative Negligence
When it comes to truck accidents, the road to recovery can be a difficult and confusing journey. One of the most important aspects of this journey is understanding liability – or who is responsible for the accident and any resulting damages. In Georgia, comparative negligence comes into play when making these determinations.
According to Georgia’s comparative negligence laws:
“Where an action is brought against one or more persons for injury to person or property and the plaintiff is to some degree responsible for the injury or damages claimed, the trier of fact, in its determination of the total amount of damages to be awarded, if any, shall determine the percentage of fault of the plaintiff and the judge shall reduce the amount of damages otherwise awarded to the plaintiff in proportion to his or her percentage of fault… the plaintiff shall not be entitled to receive any damages if the plaintiff is 50 percent or more responsible for the injury or damages claimed.”
This means that if you are involved in a truck accident, the court will determine each party’s percentage of responsibility for the accident, and then assign liability accordingly.
For example, if you are 20% at fault in a truck accident, you can seek compensation from the driver but can only collect 80% of your award. If you were more than 49% at fault, you can’t recover any compensation.
Contact Bowen Painter For Help With Your Truck Accident Claim
If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident, it’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. When you reach out to us, we will begin working on your case right away before any evidence is lost or destroyed. With more than two decades of experience representing individuals injured in truck accidents, our team will fight aggressively on your behalf so that you receive fair compensation for your losses. Contact Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.