Albany Truck Accident Attorney

The injuries that victims sustain in commercial trucking accidents are often debilitating. Whether you suffered a seemingly minor bone break, amputation, paralysis, or critical traumatic brain injury, if someone else is at fault, you may have the right to take legal action against them. Depending on how the accident occurred, the at-fault party may face criminal charges or traffic citations in addition to the penalties that will follow your successful accident lawsuit.

No amount of compensation will truly ensure that justice is served after everything you have been through. However, with enough financial support, you may be able to rebuild your life and put this traumatic experience behind you. Find out more about how to recover maximum compensation for your damages and suffering when you contact a reputable Albany truck accident attorney from Marc Brown Law Firm for a 100% free consultation.

These Are the Top Causes of Truck Accidents in Albany

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Large Truck Crash Causation Study, commercial truck accidents are most frequently caused by:

  • Speeding
  • Following too closely
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Making unlawful turns
  • Drowsy driving
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Defective 18-wheeler parts

You may be able to hold the truck driver that hit you accountable for your damages. However, the trucking company that hired them may be in violation of FMCSA hours of service regulations under 49 CFR 395, weight restrictions under the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) Compilation of Existing State Truck Size and Weight Limit Laws, or even failure to properly vet the trucker before hiring them. Our investigation will uncover the truth.

Recoverable Damages in Albany Truck Accident Claims

It may surprise you to learn you have the right to be compensated for a combination of economic and non-economic damages after a car accident. This ensures you are paid in full for every way your life has been impacted by the injuries sustained. Examples of such damages could include:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Vehicle repair expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Disfigurement and skin scarring
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of household services
  • The diminished value of your vehicle

Depending on how your truck accident occurred, punitive damages could also be awarded in accordance with Georgia Code § 51-12-5.1. The liable party can be ordered to compensate you beyond your compensatory damages if their conduct is found to be deliberately malicious or grossly negligent.

We Need Powerful Supporting Evidence to Win

The burden of proof in personal injury claims is based on a preponderance of the evidence according to Georgia Code § 24-14-1. Examples of the evidence we may present to establish culpability and the severity of your injuries include:

  • Data obtained from the big rig’s black box
  • Copies of the truck driver’s employment records and blood alcohol content results
  • Witness testimony and statements from responding officers
  • Analysis of skid marks and other damage at the accident scene
  • Reports generated by accident reconstructionists
  • Photos of your injuries and video footage of the collision

Trust In a Reputable Albany Truck Accident Law Firm

Time is limited to pursue your car accident lawsuit in Albany. The statute of limitations could expire as soon as two years after the accident based on Georgia Code § 9-3-33. Since we work for our clients on contingency, you do not need to delay.

We only get paid if we win. You can breathe easier knowing a team of high-powered legal advocates are working tirelessly to maximize your settlement. Consult a dedicated Albany truck accident attorney from Marc Brown Law Firm today to learn more about how you can get your expenses covered and build a brighter future. You can reach us by phone or through our secured contact form to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.