All vehicle collisions carry a risk of injury. But few types of crashes are more likely to result in serious trauma than trucking accidents. The size of big rigs by themselves makes severe injury very likely, and death a real possibility.
The truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Gary Bruce have extensive experience pursuing compensation on behalf of clients injured in 18-wheeler cases. For a complimentary consultation, please call 706-786-4352 today. Our firm serves clients in Columbus, Fort Benning, and nearby areas of Georgia, as well as clients in and around Phenix City, Alabama.
Liability in a Truck Accident Case
One significant way in which trucking accidents differ from car accidents is the greater likelihood of multiple liable parties. The driver of the truck may be at fault for the accident for a host of reasons, but he or she might not be the only party who bears responsibility.
Should you hire the Law Offices of Gary Bruce in your case, our attorneys will perform a full investigation of the accident. We may be able to file a lawsuit on your behalf against additional parties including:
- The company that hired the driver
- The company responsible for loading cargo on the truck
- The mechanic or maintenance crew that worked on the truck
- The vehicle and/or parts manufacturer, in the event that defective parts contributed to the accident
- The owner of the truck or trailer
As you can see, trucking accident claims can become complicated. Each of these parties likely has its own lawyers striving to minimize your compensation or shield their clients from blame. At the Law Offices of Gary Bruce, we make it our mission to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
Damages in Your Truck Accident Case
In addition to whether or not they have a case, many clients ask our attorneys “how much is my truck accident case worth?” The answer depends entirely on the circumstances of the crash.
One of the major factors our lawyers will take into account when evaluating the potential compensation available in your case is the monetary damages you and your family have suffered as a result of the accident. Severe injury is very common in these cases, with many victims suffering:
- Damage to the neck, back, and/or spinal cord
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Tissue and organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Serious burns
Each of these injuries requires extensive, costly medical intervention and long-term rehabilitation. In some cases, the effects of these injuries may permanently impact quality of life. If you or a loved one suffered these extreme injuries in a truck accident, our attorneys will pursue all of the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost income, and other expenses that occur as a result of the crash.
In addition to economic compensation, you may also be eligible for non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
The worst-case scenario of any tractor trailer collision is loss of life. If your loved one died in a trucking accident, our lawyers will build a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf. You may be eligible for damages such as:
- Medical expenses for care provided before death
- Burial costs
- Loss of benefits and projected income
- Loss of family relationships
- Punitive damages
Truck accidents take a major toll on the victim’s well-being and quality of life. The goal of our lawyers is to ensure that you and your family receive the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact Our Lawyers in Georgia & Alabama Today
If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident, you should speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. The trucking company and other parties will want to settle the matter as quickly and for as little money as possible.
The Law Offices of Gary Bruce serves clients in and around Columbus and Fort Benning, Georgia, as well as Phenix City and surrounding parts of Alabama. Our lawyers are ready to take action on your behalf if you or a loved one was injured or a family member was killed in a truck accident. Please call 706-786-4352 today for a complimentary review of your case.