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Injured in a Trucking Accident in Georgia?

Truck accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries in drivers and passengers alike. Because of their enormous size and weight, trucks can easily wreak havoc on our roads when they collide with smaller sized vehicles. When this occurs, injuries are common and filing a personal injury claim can help you and your family.

If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, you need to speak with our truck accident attorneys in Atlanta at Goldstein & Hayes, P.C. We can help you file a personal injury claim in order to help you secure the maximum compensation you need for your accident-related injuries.

Factors that Determine Damages in Truck Accident Cases

In order to determine damages, courts will look at a variety of issues and factors, including the following:

1. Medical bills: This is probably the most important factor that a court will take into account in calculating damages for a truck accident case. The court can look at bills and expenses for medical services such as doctors, hospital stays, emergency room treatment, ambulance fees, physical therapy, medical accessories, and in-home services. To be factored into the compensation, the plaintiff must show that the medical expenses resulted from the truck accident injury.

2. Property damage: The court may factor in damage to your car and other property. You will probably need photographs or other evidence that demonstrate the extent of the damage to your car. Approved auto insurance claims may also benefit your case.

3. Lost wages: The plaintiff may be able to recover damages that represent the amount of money he would have earned if he had not been injured from the time of the injury to the settlement of the case. The court may also consider lost future earning capacity from the injury.

4. Pain and suffering: The court may consider the past, present, and future physical pain suffered by the plaintiff as a result of the accident. The court will consider a number of factors when trying to put a monetary value on pain and suffering.

5. Emotional distress: A court can take into account any emotional distress suffered by the plaintiff following the accident. The court will look at the intensity, duration, and underlying cause of the distress in determining damages.

6. Punitive damages: If the defendant’s behavior was particularly egregious, the court may award damages that are specifically meant to punish the defendant. Punitive damages are fairly rare but do occur in some truck accident cases.

7. Comparative/contributory negligence laws: The degree of your own fault in the accident can factor into the damages the court awards to you. Many states have comparative or contributory negligence laws that can reduce or even bar damage awards, depending on how much the plaintiff was at fault.

The amount of damages awarded by a judge or jury in a civil lawsuit depends on many factors, many of them somewhat subjective. The most important thing you can do to ensure a positive outcome is to talk to and hire a quality attorney who has experience litigating truck accident cases.

Our Team is Ready to Fight for You

Establishing liability in the aftermath of a truck accident is a difficult process. With so many potential defendants all trying to cover their backs, having an experienced advocate by your side makes a huge difference. In some instances, one entity owns the truck, another owns the trailer, a third employs the driver, and a fourth was in charge of loading. Depending on how the accident unfolded, some or all of them could be legally responsible.

Commercial and tractor-trailer accidents can be caused by:

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck accident, you should contact an attorney immediately. An attorney can review the facts of your case and determine whether you have a viable claim. If so, they can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Truck Accident Attorneys in Atlanta with 60+ Years of Experience

Our award-winning law firm has become known for keeping a small caseload in order to provide high-quality legal representation our clients deserve. When it comes to quality, we never compromise.


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“Goldstein & Hayes by far the best personal injury lawyers in Atlanta Georgia.
I have dealt with them twice in the last few years, and I must say both experiences were great.
They are fair and honest. And believe you me they will get you every dollar you deserve!”

We have recovered more than $250 Million in compensation for our clients, which has earned us membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. We believe that negligent individuals should be held legally accountable for their actions and that their victims should be rightfully compensated.

Why Choose Goldstein & Hayes, P.C.?

  • $250+ Million Recovered for Past Clients
  • 60+ Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • Personal Attention, Like You Are One of Our Own
  • Available 24/7 to Take Your Call
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • If We Don't Win, You Don't Pay

When you retain our legal services, our team will carefully review the details of your truck accident in order to establish liability. Once our 18 wheeler accident lawyers determine who is responsible for the accident, we will create a results-driven strategy specifically tailored with your needs in mind.

Pursuing Maximum Compensation on Your Behalf

Our goal is to help you attain the maximum compensation you are entitled to by law. In the event you are offered a low settlement amount by the involved insurance company, we are ready to take your case to trial if necessary. You can feel confident in knowing your claim is backed by seasoned trial lawyers who were named "Pre-Eminent Lawyers in the United States" by Fortune Magazine.

Contact Goldstein & Hayes, P.C. for more information about how our 18 wheeler accident lawyers in Atlanta can assist you with your truck accident matter.

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  • Martindale-Hubbell®
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