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LaGrange Truck Accident Lawyer

attorneys Chris Hall & Andrew LamprosIf you have been involved in an accident with a truck, chances are that you have suffered physical injuries. You are looking for financial compensation when someone else was to blame, and Hall & Lampros, LLP can help. Our LaGrange truck accident attorneys have recovered over $400 MILLION with over 60 years of combined experience, and a track record of delivering results. 

The presence of large trucks is making Georgia roads more dangerous. It may not be easy, but you may be eligible for a large settlement check when you can prove fault. Your check can be even larger when a trucking company is involved.

Call Hall & Lampros, LLP as soon as possible after your accident, so you can begin the legal process. We will learn about your case during your free consultation and get right to work. We will keep you informed, so you can make the best possible decisions in your case. Call our Troup County truck accident attorneys today at 404-876-8100 or message us online to discuss your case.

Trucks Can Make Troup County Roads Unsafe

LaGrange is located along a busy stretch of Interstate 85, which carries traffic between Atlanta and Alabama. I-85 is considered to be the most dangerous interstate in the country for truck drivers. The road becomes extremely hazardous in the rain. When there is danger for truckers, everyone near them on the highway is in peril.

In 2021, there were 244 fatalities in accidents involving large trucks on Georgia roads. Large truck accidents accounted for 14% of traffic accident fatalities in the state. Truck accident statistics largely focus on fatalities. These statistics do not account for the countless lives that are changed forever because of serious truck accidents or the families that are permanently disrupted. 

Truck Accident Injuries Are Serious

According to federal regulations, tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. The average passenger car weighs just over 3,000 pounds. The disparity in size means that the truck crash will unleash a tremendous amount of force on the car and its occupants. A truck will bear 20 times the amount of force on a car than a crash involving another passenger car.

The result is that a truck accident will generally cause more serious injuries. Common truck accident injuries can include:

  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Internal injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
Contact Hall & Lampros, LLP now at 404-876-8100 to schedule a complimentary consultation with our firm.

How the Truck Accident Legal Process Works

When you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you have legal options. If the truck driver was to blame for the accident, you can file a lawsuit against the trucking company, which is legally responsible for its employees’ actions when they are on the job.

Proving fault in a truck accident is not necessarily easy, and the trucking company’s insurance carrier may fight you every step of the way. It takes a tenacious attorney to gather the evidence that you need to put you in a position where you can receive financial compensation. 

Your attorney may use the following to show that the truck driver was to blame for the accident:

  • Witness testimony from people who saw the crash
  • Black box data from the truck that records key events and the driver’s actions before the accident
  • Information from the FMCSA investigation if there was one
  • The truck driver’s personnel file and drug and alcohol testing results 
  • Testimony from an expert witness who can use principles of math and physics to recreate the accident 

There are many more complexities involved with a truck accident case, and that is before you even begin to negotiate compensation.

Compensation in a Truck Accident Case

Given the severity of your injuries, and the likely presence of a commercial business with a large insurance policy, your compensation would likely be higher. However, you would need to fight for every dollar that you get. 

Your truck accident compensation would include:

  • Medical costs 
  • Lost wages 
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress

If a loved one died in the crash, the family would be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit under Georgia law. 

Trucking Companies May Be Afraid of You

The insurance company will not make things easy, but you have a number of things working in your favor. First, you have hopefully hired an experienced LaGrange truck accident attorney to stand up for you during the legal process. Second, the trucking company is afraid of a trial because its own safety practices may be on trial. There have been numerous instances of trucking companies that have ceased to exist because of “nuclear verdicts.”

Call a Troup County Truck Accident Lawyer Today

When you need a lawyer after a truck accident, reach out to the experienced and dedicated attorneys at Hall & Lampros, LLP. Call us today at 404-876-8100 or message us online to discuss your case. We charge nothing unless you get a settlement or jury award.