Should I Hire An Attorney When A Delivery Truck Hits Me?

By September 24, 2020Personal Injury, Truck Accidents
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Yes. An Atlanta truck accident attorney would be a big help in trying to get compensation after a collision with a delivery truck. These types of accidents raise many unique legal issues, and only a seasoned attorney can carefully review the relevant facts. Without legal representation, many people are left twisting in the wind as they hope to receive adequate compensation for their losses. Take control by contacting MG Law to get started on your case.

Delivery trucks are large vehicles and they can cause serious injuries. Many of our clients suffer fractures, nerve damage, abrasions, burns, and brain injuries after a collision with a delivery vehicle. Some are even paralyzed or suffer other catastrophic injuries.

Fortunately, our clients can often receive compensation for:

  • Medical car
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

Fully documenting your injuries and losses is key. Our attorneys can help you organize all your medical records and meet with a different doctor, if necessary. We can also help you prove your pain and suffering by keeping a journal and asking friends and family to offer testimony about how the accident has changed you.

Without high-quality evidence, it is much harder to receive full compensation following a wreck. Many people who represent themselves have no idea what qualifies as a “fair” amount of compensation to ask for. Consequently, they usually settle for too little.

An Attorney Can Analyze Liability

A person or entity must be at fault before they will pay compensation, and our Atlanta truck accident lawyers can look at the facts to identify the correct defendants.

In a delivery truck accident, some or all of the following might be to blame:

  • The delivery driver. If he made an error while driving, he could be at fault. Common errors include failure to lead, speeding, reckless driving, confusion, chemical impairment, and carelessness.
  • The delivery companies. Some employers are automatically liable for any injuries their employees cause. The delivery company might also be independently liable if they put a defective truck into service or if they failed to perform necessary background checks on drivers.
  • The truck manufacturer. If the truck was defective in design or manufacture, it could malfunction and cause an accident.
  • A mechanic. Anytime a mechanic does poor work, they could cause a collision and become liable.

Few victims can analyze liability on their own, so reaching out to a seasoned attorney is critical.

Your Truck Accident Lawyer Can Negotiate Fair Compensation

Getting compensation after a truck accident isn’t quite as easy as it is following a car accident. Many companies aggressively fight off claims, often blaming the victim for the accident. To obtain a fair settlement, you will need an experienced advocate in your corner.

Companies know that if they admit liability, their insurance premiums will jump. Consequently, they can drag their feet by denying claims or continually asking for more information and paperwork. We cut to the chase with our direct approach and aggressively advocate for our clients. Someone who represents themselves might agree to take a small settlement; we hold out for the most available under the law.

Negotiation is an art, not a science. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to understand how insurance adjusters and their clients think.

An Attorney Is Surprisingly Affordable

Many victims are afraid that they can’t afford legal help. They might have no money, and they might be unable to work due to their injuries. They decide to represent themselves because they think they don’t have any other choice.

Helpfully, a top-shelf attorney is within reach and very affordable. At MG Law, we represent accident victims on contingency. What this means is that our lawyers agree not to charge any legal fees while they work on the case. Instead, they accept a percentage of any settlement or jury verdict. In other words, an attorney does not get paid unless he or she wins your case.

Contingency fee agreements have helped hundreds of our clients secure legal representation they otherwise could not afford. It also provides us with an incentive, to be honest about your chances of success. If we don’t win, we don’t get paid, so we carefully review all facts and only accept cases we passionately believe in.

Why Wait? Contact MG Law Today

If you have been hurt in a delivery truck accident, there is no reason to wait to call an attorney. At MG Law, our Atlanta truck accident attorneys have helped countless people in their darkest hour. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights.

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