When one or more people are injured in a car wreck, the stress can often become unmanageable. Coupled with the agony of pain and the derailment of one’s professional and personal life, truck accidents become a huge burden on families, individuals, and anyone else directly or indirectly involved. Knowing when and where to find the right counsel is key to getting one’s life back on track and receiving deserved justice.
There are two main types of truck accidents that happen every day across Georgia and the rest of the United States. Pick-ups and other personal trucks have an increased danger compared to other cars. They are often large vehicles that have a number of blindspots, and while safety technology has increased, they are still prone to roll-overs and other accidents that can harm the driver, passengers, and other people on the road. These issues increase exponentially when there are further passengers in the back of the truck, or if there are animals, cargo, or hazards that are injured as well. The pick-up of a consumer truck has few to no safety features, and ascertaining culpability in these cases can be extremely tricky. In fact, there are a variety of mitigating factors that can change the entire outcome of a case if one is unaware of their implications. Insurance is the largest issue. Do the victim and the other involved parties have proper insurance coverage? Are there pre-existing conditions in either party? Are there any drugs or alcohol involved? In the heat of the moment and right after the crash it can be difficult or near-impossible to take into account all the necessary precautions, thereby making proper counsel essential.
These issues are compounded when a commercial truck is involved. These types of trucks can range from converted pick-ups used for companies to construction trucks to large eighteen-wheelers. Aside from having a greater ability to do damage to one’s vehicle and body, these vehicles have the added issue of being company property. The driver, then, isn’t the only one at fault; so too are the truck’s owner, heads of the company, their insurance, and perhaps several other parties as well. It can be intimidating to pursue legal action against a company with a team of lawyers or other associates who will do everything in their power to preserve profits. One must not be deterred from getting their just compensation, however, as it will definitely benefit them in the long run.
While the insurance company should always be notified in case of an accident, these individuals will often try to minimize the importance of injuries or damages. Obtaining proper legal counsel should be the first thing to do when one is unsure of the next step to take, or thinks they are entitled to more than they have been offered. In Georgia, Eric J. Hertz, P.C., has, through numerous cases and litigation, proven to be the people’s number one choice for injury claims. All it takes is one contacting us to set up a consultation and get the truth about what a defendant is owed and entitled to during their road to recovery. Visit www.hertz-law.com today.
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