Duluth, Georgia Truck Accidents
In one year, there were almost 300,000 tractor trailer accidents in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More than 50,000 of these crashes resulted in severe injuries to the people involved, and more than 3,000 of these were fatal accidents. Truck accidents occur all the time, even in Duluth, Georgia. If you have been involved in a large truck accident, experienced Duluth truck accident attorney Charles Scholle can work with you to ensure that you are getting the settlement you deserve.
The process starts with a meeting where you will be able to ask any questions you may have regarding the accident and decide whether you want to continue to use his guidance as your lawyer. If you choose to take this route, he will then proceed to get the medical report relating to your case by getting permission from you through the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) release of medical information. Then, he will continue investigating to determine whether the injuries are justified given the biomechanics of the accident.
In many cases, you can file a claim to get compensation from a third party. Sometimes the big rig manufacturer can be held responsible, because a defective part, like a broken headlight or a malfunctioning brake system, may have caused the accident. In other cases, the truck operating company could be held responsible, because they may not have kept up with the truck maintenance. More commonly, it may be that the truck driver is at fault, because they were driving recklessly. Whether the driver was driving too many hours without rest, speeding, driving too fast for road conditions, running off the road, making sharp turns, or driving under the influence of alcohol, they can be held responsible for their actions. Severe injuries that result from truck accidents are quadriplegia, paraplegia, amputation, and burn injuries. All of these injures can require multiple surgeries and long-term recovery. By determining who the fault lies with, you can recover the full cost of all your damages, including the financial support you need to pay for your future treatment or disabilities.
Contact Scholle Law today to schedule your consultation with Charles Scholle and discuss your legal options.