Any accident involving an eighteen-wheeler is a terrifying experience, and these horrendous accidents can lead to disfiguring injuries—even fatalities—that can change your life, or the life of someone you love, forever. We have nearly two decades of experience dealing with this type of case, and are licensed to practice law in both Georgia and Alabama. It is important to get the ball rolling as soon as possible on these claims, so that you do not miss your opportunity to file a claim and get the compensation that you deserve.
The Gravity of a Truck Accident
We have all seen these massive trucks rolling by us on the road, and some have even experienced the annoyance of waiting for one to turn since they often block an entire two- to four-lane roadway. But have you ever stopped to think about what a big rig would do to your vehicle, and your body, if it were to hit you? The results can be catastrophic in some cases, and almost always devastating.
More than three thousand people were killed last year in accidents involving eighteen-wheelers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, often called NHTSA for short. Sadly, more often than not, it is not the driver of the truck included in this statistic; it is the men, women, and children in the other vehicle who suffer the most by far. There are just no passenger vehicles made to withstand the impact of a tractor-trailer going at even an average rate of speed.
Who We Deal With
The driver is only one of several people that are considered at fault in these types of accidents, and we understand this and are ready to deal with the others that will be involved. We meet with the driver, truck owner, insurance companies, mechanics, eyewitnesses, law enforcement individuals, and other key individuals who may have seen something important, and keep you informed of what is going on each step of the way. Your injury, or the injury to your family member, takes up enough of your time, so we do the hard work of developing the case for you, and you can check the status of your case to see how we are progressing at any given time.
The evidence can be very confusing, from doctor’s paperwork to insurance claims, and we are your mediator between the legal system and getting the money that you deserve. Do not try to tackle the legal system and the insurance people without someone on your side, fighting for your right to compensation.
Contact us as soon as possible to set up your initial consultation, check the status of your case, get information about the law in Alabama and Georgia, and reach a settlement agreement with the insurance company.
Hand and Associates