There are several differences between car and truck accidents. One of the largest is severity. Trucks are much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles. In an accident involving both, the occupants of the smaller vehicle are at heightened risk for serious, life threatening injury. This often makes the damages sought in trucking accident claims much larger than those in other motor vehicle accidents.
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Personal injury claims may have some similarities, but each one is unique, making it difficult to determine exactly how long it will take to settle a claim without first knowing specifics. Some personal injury claims are settled quickly, perhaps within a few months. Others, particularly those involving serious or catastrophic personal injury, can take several years to settle.
A review of five years of collision data gathered by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia shows there is an average of 165 lives lost in truck accidents in our state every year. Georgia sees hundreds of accidents involving large trucks and commercial vehicles yearly and, while a handful result in fatal injury, many more result in serious or catastrophic injury.
Common truck accident injuries include:
This infographic explores the stages of a typical personal injury lawsuit. However, because each case is entirely unique, the process for your claim may be slightly different. The best way to learn what you can expect during your pursuit of compensation is through a one-on-one consultation with one of the experienced personal injury lawyers at our Atlanta office.
Stages of an Injury Claim Usually Include:
If you believe there are too many civil lawsuits in America, you are not alone. In fact. A recent poll found that 87% of Americans believe there are too many civil lawsuits, going so far as to call several of them “frivolous.” But here’s the problem: over the past 20 years, civil lawsuits have declined by 80%. And in this time, personal injury lawsuits have also helped save countless lives by holding negligent corporations accountable for their actions.
September is National Pain Awareness Month, an effort on the part of the American Chronic Pain Association to bring attention to the issues of pain and pain management. Because pain is not observable by others, it can be difficult to quantify or even describe it, but if your chronic pain is the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation that can help cover the expenses of pain management, including alternative and experimental treatments.
Running just under 64 miles, I-285 is consistently named one of America’s deadliest stretches of road. While the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents varies from year to year, sometimes even dipping, I-285 is frequently listed among the top 10 most dangerous interstates.
Between 2013 and 2016, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) reports that at least 600 sewer grates were stolen by thieves looking to sell them as scrap metal. Before replacing the grates, GDOT took time to consider options that may deter thieves from taking the new ones. Not replacing the grates immediately turned out to be a serious issue.