Georgia’s highways are filled with commercial trucks whose drivers are often negligent or careless. A Georgia truck accident can cause substantial injuries and losses due to the increased size and weight of the vehicle. If you have been in an accident with a truck you may be able to file a Georgia truck accident claim with the guidance of a Carroll County lawyer.
Damages that may be available include medical expenses for injuries requiring surgery or hospitalization, and compensation for lost wages and emotional suffering. A Carroll County lawyer can review your case, discuss your legal options and, if appropriate, help you begin the personal injury claims process.
Evidence to Collect When Involved in a Truck Accident
To support your claim, you will need to have collected evidence that is relevant to your accident, including the following:
- photos and/or video of the crash site, injuries and damage;
- eyewitness accounts and contact information;
- copies of police reports pertaining to the accident; and
- copies of medical records after you have sought treatment on the scene or after the accident.
Once you have this valuable information, contact a Carroll County lawyer. If you have a legitimate case, your lawyer will likely help you deal with insurance companies, which will assign an adjuster to your claim. It's important that you speak with a lawyer before you speak with any insurance adjusters, even if the adjuster is from your own insurance company.
It's common for insurance adjusters to offer a low initial settlement that will not adequately cover your losses. Therefore, you should not accept any offer until you have reviewed and discussed it with your lawyer. A lawyer can help determine whether an offer is a fair amount of compensation and give you any other options you have in receiving a full settlement.
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