This article concludes and recaps my series on the handling of truck accident cases in Atlanta, Georgia. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that it is overwhelming when a person, or one of their family members, suffers a catastrophic injury in such a tragic wreck. For obvious reasons, people tend to be unsure as to how they should proceed in these situations. My goal in writing these articles has been to provide information which will help people to fully understand their options. It has also been my goal to provide information which help people to make more informed decisions when they are selecting a personal injury attorney. If you require assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed several topics over my recent articles. Issues which I have analyzed include:
- Determining who the defendants are in a trucking accident
- How Georgia’s comparative negligence laws impact commercial trucking cases
- The importance of discovery in trucking accident cases
- How expert witnesses are used in such matters
- What to expect at trial
There are several reasons why I chose to address these issues. First, unlike conventional car wrecks, cases involving commercial vehicles can involve multiple defendants. If a party is not named then a Plaintiff’s recovery may be limited. Second, Georgia law allows a victim to recover damages even if they were partially at fault for the accident. Third, discovery is a vital tool in gaining evidence of each defendant’s negligence. Fourth, experts are often required in such cases in order to establish liability and damages. Finally, knowing what to expect from the trial process helps to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible.
One point that I have stressed through each of these articles is that it is vital to retain a lawyer with experience in such matters. These types of cases involve complicated legal issues and by retaining counsel, who has handled such matters, you help to increase the chances that your case will be handled properly. Contact my office today to speak with an Atlanta trucking accident attorney. We also service the Fulton County cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, and East Point, the DeKalb County cities of Dunwoody, Decatur, Brookhaven, Redan, and, the Cobb County cities of Marietta, Smyrna, Mableton, and Kennesaw, the Fayette County cities of Fayetteville and Peachtree, the Hall County city of Gainesville, as well as other areas throughout the state of Georgia.