Georgia law mandates that truck accident victims be compensated if their accidents resulted from the negligence or carelessness on the part of truck drivers and/or the trucking company. If you or a loved one were involved in an Alpharetta, Georgia truck accident, the Alpharetta, Georgia Truck Accident Attorneys at Van Sant Law, LLC, can help you obtain the compensation the law says you deserve. Give us a call today toll free at (855) 424-6587 for more information on how we can assist with your accident claim. We have handled trucking accident cases throughout the State of Georgia and will come to you for a free consultation.
Alpharetta, GA Truck Accidents
Alpharetta, GA has a population of around 57,551 people. Located in close proximity to the Atlanta metropolitan area, Alpharetta is considered a Northern suburb of Atlanta and draws many families from the city with its family-friendly climate.
Alpharetta also has many large trucks and tractor-trailers traveling to or through the area each day to deliver essential goods to local residents or to continue their travels to other areas of the United States. While these trucks often share the road safely with other motorists, motorcycle riders, bicyclists and pedestrians, sometimes the drivers of commercial trucks make deadly errors. Truck accidents can occur as a result of driver negligence or problems with the trucks themselves and these truck accidents can have devastating consequences.
The Dangers of Alpharetta, GA Truck Accidents
Trucks weigh much more than passenger cars, with an estimated weight of as high as 80,000 pounds for many big rigs and tractor-trailers. Trucks not only have more momentum because of their larger size, but they can also be susceptible to roll-over accidents, under-ride accidents and jackknife accidents.
Unfortunately, all of these factors make truck accidents especially dangerous for those in Alpharetta Georgia. A motorist involved in an accident with a truck could suffer a variety of injuries including broken bones; burn injuries; head and brain injuries; spinal cord damage or internal injuries. These injuries can be expensive to treat and, in some cases, they may be permanent or lead to death.
Those who suffer serious injuries or family members who lose their loved ones not only have concerns about the emotional and physical pain the injuries cause, but may also have financial worries due to the medical expenses of the crash and because the injuries prevent work.
The laws in Georgia aim to compensate accident victims for both the economic losses and non-economic losses endured by holding truck drivers and trucking companies financially responsible for accidents they cause.
How an Alpharetta Accident Lawyer Can Help
While the law says you are entitled to compensation after a truck accident, it is up to you to prove your claim and get the money you deserve. You will need to show that either the truck driver or trucking company or both were negligent in some way that led to your accident in order to hold the driver and/or trucking company responsible for the crash.
An Alpharetta, Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer at Van Sant Law, LLC, can help you make your case so that you can obtain the most monetary damages available under the law. From gathering evidence to negotiating with the insurance company to settle your claim, we will fight for your right to the compensation you and your family deserve.
To learn more about how our Alpharetta, Georgia Truck Accident Attorneys can you help with your claim, give us a call toll free at (855) 424-6587 or contact us online for a free, no obligation consultation. Remember, we will come to you for a face to face meeting and we work on a contingency basis, meaning you pay us nothing unless we recover monetary damages on you and your family’s behalf.