Each year, a significant number of truck accidents often result in serious injuries and, tragically, sometimes fatalities in Augusta. At Deming Parker, our team has a track record of serving the larger Georgia community since 1974. We offer legal assistance in personal injury law, including victims of truck accidents caused by negligence. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, we can help you secure justice and maximize compensation for damages.
Securing Justice: How Our Augusta Truck Accident Lawyers Can Assist You
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were over 5,00 people injured or unfortunately killed in crashes involving large trucks in the last report. We understand how impactful these accidents can be, often leaving victims and their families unsure about their legal options.
In Georgia, victims of truck accidents can recover compensation when negligence is the cause of the accident, and we can help you properly claim an amount that covers all your losses.
How We Champion Your Truck Collision Claims
To successfully prove negligence, we use a strategic approach that combines investigation with legal expertise. This involves analyzing every facet of your case, from the collision’s circumstances to all the state and federal regulations governing trucking operations. In summary, our lawyers in Augusta can help you with:
- Conducting detailed investigations to uncover vital evidence.
- Collaborating with medical professionals for injury assessment and testimony.
- Negotiating with insurers to ensure fair settlement offers.
- Providing tailored legal advice and support throughout the whole case.
Our approach is thorough: we gather evidence, consult with experts, and build a robust case to support your claim. In doing so, we strive to secure the compensation you deserve, helping you move forward from this challenging chapter in your life.
Common Causes of Negligence We See In Truck Accident Cases
In truck accident cases, establishing liability is necessary if you’re looking to pursue compensation. Liability, in the context of personal injury law, refers to the legal responsibility for the harm caused.
As we’ve mentioned earlier, it’s essential to pinpoint the cause and identify the negligent party after a truck accident to win your case successfully. The most common causes of negligence in truck accidents, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, include:
- Collision with vehicle in transport
- Collision with a fixed object
- Collision with pedestrian
- Overturn (or rollover)
Often, these types of crashes stem from negligence (whether due to driver error, improper vehicle maintenance, or other factors). In those cases, you probably have a valid case to get financially restituted.
Common Injuries in Heavy Vehicle Collisions
Truck accidents cause many injuries, from minor bruises to life-threatening conditions. Some of the most common injuries sustained by victims include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Psychological trauma, like emotional distress (including PTSD).
Some of the injuries sustained in truck accidents have long-lasting impacts on your life, affecting your ability to work, engage in daily activities, and enjoy life as you once did. That’s why we commit to helping you secure a compensation amount that truly reflects the whole extent of your suffering.
Possibly Negligent Parties
In truck accident cases, several parties could be held liable for negligence, such as:
- Truck driver: In this case, negligence can stem from violating traffic laws, fatigue, or reckless driving.
- Trucking company: They may be liable for inadequate vehicle maintenance or enforcing unsafe driving practices.
- Vehicle manufacturer: In cases where equipment failure is a factor, the manufacturer can be responsible for the accident.
- Government entities: Their negligence could contribute to accidents if they fail to adequately maintain roads and highways.
Explore Your Legal Options After a Truck Collision with Us – We’ve Been Serving Injured People Since 1974
At Deming Parker, our approach to maximizing your compensation involves assessing the extent of your injuries, their impact on your daily life, and the overall long-term effects of the accident. Our team then collaborates with medical professionals to accurately estimate future medical needs and quantify other non-economic damages like pain and suffering. This ensures we pursue the fullest compensation possible under Georgia’s law.
As our case results show, we’ve secured millions in compensation for victims all over Georgia, and we can do the same for you.
Negotiating a Settlement
Negotiating a settlement is a process where you and the opposing party agree on compensation without going to trial. This option leads to quicker resolutions and can be less stressful than a court case.
However, settlements require some serious negotiation skills to ensure the compensation they offer you is fair and covers all your damages. Sometimes, you can also try mediation or arbitration, where a neutral third party helps facilitate the agreement and thus provides a less confrontational way to solve the dispute.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Filing a personal injury lawsuit involves formally claiming compensation for the damages suffered due to the accident in court. Often, people pursue lawsuits when they can’t settle outside of court.
Filing a lawsuit involves gathering and presenting evidence, witness testimonies, and legal arguments before a judge or jury. The process can be lengthy but usually results in larger compensation amounts.
Each of these options carries its own set of procedures, pros, and cons, which our lawyers in Augusta can explain in detail. However, take note that the statute of limitations for personal injury cases (as outlined in the Georgia Code 9-3-33) is two years from the date of the injury. This means that if you miss this deadline, you won’t be able to pursue compensation, so make sure you act as soon as possible after the accident.
Get Expert Help for Your Augusta Truck Accident: Seek Legal Assistance Today
With over 50 years of experience in personal injury law, Deming Parker has the necessary experience, knowledge, and resources to handle your case, no matter its complexity. We’ll help you protect your rights and make sure your voice is heard.
To openly ask all the questions you need, we offer a free consultation. During this meeting, we’ll listen to your story, assess the details of your case, and provide you with a clear understanding of your legal options —no strings attached. So, don’t wait to seek legal help: contact us today and take the first step toward justice.