Georgia is not only infamous for its beautiful lakes and culture but, sadly, for tragic semi-truck accidents. Due to the proximity of semi trucks and other motor vehicles, driving on Georgia roads may expose drivers to life-threatening accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported a 13% increase in fatalities involving an accident with at least one large truck in 2021.
When you suffer severe, debilitating injuries and financial losses in a Georgia truck accident, you may have the right to seek legal action for the damages you incur in your accident. The Trial Team at Stewart, Melvin, & Frost has decades of combined experience advocating for clients’ rights across Northeastern Georgia. We protect and provide our clients with highly-qualified professional legal services.
“At the core of what we do is the basic Golden Rule,” said Andrew Gould, Partner and member of the Trial Team of Stewart Melvin & Frost. “That’s what drives us to be prepared, professional, and to always push every file in this office as if we are going to try the case. That’s the only way to maximize the value of your claim and hold negligent folks accountable for what they did.”
Do You Have the Right to Recover Compensation After a Georgia Truck Accident?
Due to the size of most large trucks, many people involved in a serious truck collision will sustain injuries that require extensive, long-term medical care. Not only are there physical damages, but also emotional and social losses that often last longer than any broken bone.
You have the right to hold the responsible driver and his/her company/companies accountable for their actions and recover the compensation you deserve. Consider the following examples of damages you may be able to recover with the help of the Trial Team at Stewart, Melvin, & Frost:
- Pain and suffering
- Hospital and treatment fees
- Prescription medication
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Property damages
- Lost wages or income
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death damages
- Punitive damages
One of the requirements of truck drivers is to understand the dangers they may encounter and present to others. The size and weight of trucks make it difficult to stop abruptly, shift lanes, or perform quick maneuvers. If they act negligently and cause an accident, they may cause someone to lose their life.
How to Protect Your Rights After a Northeastern Georgia Truck Accident
The aftermath of a truck collision may feel overwhelming and discouraging. While you have the right to seek legal action against the negligent driver, they may try to argue or place the blame on you instead of reflecting on their actions. In order to protect yourself and your rights, consider the following actions below:
- Always seek the medical care you need first. Your health is most important
- If able, check on others in the wreck to make sure they are okay. Limit your conversations with the negligent driver to his/her health
- Collect evidence, to the extent you can
- Contact a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible
Completing the above actions will significantly increase your likelihood of protecting yourself. As soon as you are able, speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer to start the investigation and legal claim process.
Contact Stewart Melvin & Frost For Highly-Qualified Georgia Legal Representation
Instead of dealing with both the stressful recovery and legal process, trust Stewart Melvin & Frost’s Trial Team, led by Mark Alexander and Andrew Gould, to represent you in legal proceedings. Our compassion, responsiveness, and dedication to clients only scratches the surface of what our team will provide during your claim. Trucking cases are often complicated cases that require an extensive investigation. It is important to hire lawyers who have the experience necessary to conduct these investigations and protect your rights. With the backing of one of the largest firms in Northeastern Georgia, we have the ability to focus specifically on you and your needs.
You will not have to worry about not being able to contact our team. Schedule a consultation with our team by calling (770) 536-0101 or filling out our contact form today.