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When someone is seriously hurt in any type of car or truck accident, the law allows them to get compensation for those injuries. The attorneys at Gautreaux Law have experience helping victims of delivery truck accidents in central Georgia get compensation after suffering serious injuries.

Were you or a loved one injured due to the negligence of a delivery truck driver in Middle Georgia? You may be entitled to significant compensation, depending on how seriously you were hurt. Contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

Never Trust Insurance Companies With Your Livelihood

What should happen after you are injured in a delivery truck accident that is the fault of the delivery driver? If everything goes right, the insurance company should quickly investigate the case, determine that it is responsible for paying your medical bills and lost wages, and compensate you appropriately.

Unfortunately, that scenario is unlikely. The delivery truck company’s insurance provider will probably not make it easy for you to get compensation.

The insurance company is in complete control of the entire process. This means that it investigates, determines who was at fault, and determines how much it will pay. All too often, the insurance company will determine that you were partially or entirely at fault for your injuries, even when the evidence suggests otherwise.

Even if it does take responsibility for the accident, the insurance company is unlikely to pay you as much as you deserve. It is under no obligation to tell you everything you can get compensation for, and will happily undervalue your claim if you don’t give it every pertinent financial record.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help After a Delivery Truck Accident in Central Georgia

The personal injury attorneys at Gautreaux Law will fight the insurance company at every step. We start by doing an independent investigation. This allows us to uncover evidence that shows the delivery driver was at fault. An insurance company can not easily or legally deny your claim if presented with such evidence.

Next, we’ll help you document your losses and expenses. Many victims of delivery truck accidents have their claims undervalued because they don’t keep good records. The lawyer at Gautreaux Law will prevent that from happening.

We’ll help you document everything and maintain copies of all pertinent records. Once all records are collected, our attorneys will ensure the insurance company gets those records. Then we’ll use all that evidence to negotiate a fair settlement.

Typically, insurance companies will negotiate fair compensation when faced with an experienced lawyer. They know that the presence of a lawyer means you are willing to go to court if necessary. Most insurance companies would rather pay a little more now than a lot more later when a lawsuit happens.

What kinds of compensation can you get?

While getting seriously hurt is never a good thing, at least the law has your back. When you get injured in a delivery truck accident, you can get several types of compensation.

Medical Bills

One of the two biggest expenses after an accident is medical bills. The law allows you to get compensation for all medical treatment, including ongoing therapy. This is where it is most important to carefully document all expenses. If you lose the record for a $10,000 surgery, that can be a serious hit to your wallet.

In addition to helping you document all costs, our lawyers will also estimate any future medical costs. Between working with doctors and our experience with these types of cases, we can usually accurately estimate future expenses for years or even decades.

Lost Wages

The other major expense is lost wages. You can typically receive compensation for every day of work that you miss. Similar to how medical bills work, this requires lots of documentation. We may also need to estimate future lost wages if your injuries are serious enough.

Pain and Suffering

Typically, pain and suffering compensation is only awarded by a jury at the end of a trial. However, these losses are normally included as part of a negotiated settlement in personal injury cases. 

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Central Georgia As Soon As Possible

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a delivery truck accident in middle Georgia, you can not afford to trust the insurance company to pay fair compensation. Lawyers at Gautreaux Law will fight to get you every dollar you are owed after a truck accident. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.