If you have recently been involved in a catastrophic commercial truck accident, you may be scared and struggling to grasp the trauma of your injuries. Not only could you be dealing with extreme emotional distress and physical injuries, but the financial toll could have a devastating impact on your family for years to come.

Thankfully, you have an opportunity to hold the liable party accountable for their negligence when you turn to a respected Roswell truck wreck lawyer from The Stoddard Firm. Your Roswell personal injury attorney with our team will work tirelessly to investigate the cause of your collision and bring the liable parties to justice. Take back control of your life and recovery when you contact our law office to request a 100% free consultation.

The Stoddard Firm Fights Tirelessly for Truck Accident Victims’ Rights

You deserve exceptional legal representation when someone else’s negligence turns your world upside down. Our team at The Stoddard Firm has extensive experience advocating for injury victims’ rights when another party’s recklessness is the cause of their injuries and damages. We offer:

  • Personalized care throughout the claims process
  • An honest assessment of the strength of your case
  • Dedicated legal advocacy with the insurance company and in the courtroom
  • In-depth investigations and claim analysis.

We have successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients in our decades of legal advocacy. When you are ready to demand the compensation you are entitled to, look no further than a dedicated Roswell truck accident attorney from The Stoddard Firm.

What to Expect from Our Premier Legal Services

You may initially be hesitant to move forward with your truck accident lawsuit. After all, your injuries are severe, you are struggling to make ends meet, and the thought of going to court seems like a nightmare. However, with a skilled car accident attorney handling your case, you can get back to your life while we handle the legalities.

The Stoddard Firm is ready to conduct an intensive investigation and identify anyone who shares responsibility for your injuries. We will go into detail about the various ways your life has been affected to ensure we are accurately calculating the value of your claim. The legal process may include an investigation, negotiations with the insurance company, refuting the defendant’s claims of shared liability, and advocating for the compensation you deserve at trial.

Identifying Fault in a Roswell Truck Wreck

Arguably, our most important responsibility after your collision will be to identify the liable party. Truck accident claims are unique in that truck drivers and trucking companies are some of the most common parties to be held accountable through insurance claims and civil lawsuits. This is often due to:

  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hours-of-service regulation violations per 49 CFR 395
  • Irresponsible or negligent driving in the form of drunk, impaired, distracted, drowsy, or aggressive driving
  • Weight limit restriction violations per the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) Compilation of Existing State Truck Size and Weight Limit Laws
  • Failure to conduct due diligence before hiring a truck driver.

However, trucking companies and truckers are not the only parties who could be sued for damages. Depending on how your accident occurred, you may have the right to sue other parties as well. For example, according to Georgia Code § 51-1-40, if the driver that hit you was sold or served alcohol by an establishment that knew the truck driver was impaired, you may have grounds for a dram shop liability claim.

Similarly, if dangerous road conditions contributed to your wreck in Roswell, you might be able to sue the city of Roswell or the Georgia Department of Transportation, depending on which entity is responsible for the integrity of the roadways where the accident occurred.

Common Types of Recoverable Damages

Do not hesitate to demand the compensation you deserve. You have the right to be fully reimbursed for your losses, including economic and non-economic damages. Some examples of damages you may be able to include as part of your personal injury demand letter include:

  • Inconvenience
  • Apprehension
  • Lost wages and income
  • Medical bills
  • Personal property losses
  • Vehicle repair expenses
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished value of your vehicle
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of household services.

You Can Sue for Devastating and Impactful Injuries

There is no one specific type of injury that you can sue for. As long as your injuries had a substantial impact on your life, you may have the right to compensation. Examples of injuries our clients frequently report after a commercial truck wreck include:

Roswell Truck Wreck FAQ

What is the FMCSA?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is a government agency that oversees the regulation and operation of commercial trucks in the United States.

What is the statute of limitations deadline?

According to Georgia Code § 9-3-33, the statute of limitations for truck accident claims in Georgia is generally two years from the date of the accident. However, extenuating circumstances could make this timeline longer or shorter.  For example, suits against government entities require notice to the government – sometimes as quickly as six months.  On the other end of the spectrum, there are events that can temporarily pause the statute of limitations such that the period can be longer than two years. If your claim is not filed before time runs out, you may miss out on an opportunity to recoup the value of your losses.

What happens if the liable party blames me for the collision?

Your settlement could be reduced if the liable party successfully blames you for the collision. This is, in part, because Georgia follows modified comparative negligence laws per O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33. In Georgia, if you are 50% or more at fault for the accident, you will lose out on your right to compensation for your damages.

Get Help from Roswell’s Leading Truck Wreck Law Firm

Coping with the fallout of your truck accident injuries can be challenging at best. Let us take over the legal details so you can recuperate and get the peace of mind you deserve. Your dedicated Roswell truck wreck attorney with The Stoddard Firm is here to hold liable parties accountable and recover maximum compensation for your damages.

When the liable party refuses to reimburse you for the damages their recklessness caused, you can make them pay by filing an insurance claim or bringing them to trial through a personal injury lawsuit. Explore your legal options further when you contact our office to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Reach us through our online contact form or by phone at 470-467-2200 to get started on your claim as soon as today.

Attorney Matt Stoddard

Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer Matt StoddardMatt Stoddard is a professional, hardworking, ethical advocate. He routinely faces some of the nation’s largest companies and some of the world’s largest insurers – opponents who have virtually unlimited resources. In these circumstances, Mr. Stoddard is comfortable. Mr. Stoddard provides his strongest efforts to his clients, and he devotes the firm’s significant financial resources to presenting the strongest case possible on their behalf. Matt understands that his clients must put their trust in him. That trust creates an obligation for Matt to work tirelessly on their behalf, and Matt Stoddard does not take that obligation lightly. [ Attorney Bio ]

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