Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer Shares How to Win Your Truck Accident Case

Last updated Friday, December 24th, 2021

Have You Been in a Trucking Accident?

Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer Shares How to Win Your Truck Accident Case
Trucking accident attorneys take charge when the unthinkable happens on the road. If you or a loved one is injured in a Georgia trucking accident, our highly experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer can help.

Understanding what to do after an accident is complicated. You need a Georgia truck accident lawyer who thoroughly knows truck accident law so that we can fight for the justice and settlement you deserve.

Murphy Personal Injury Law Firm has experienced Atlanta truck accident attorneys ready to work for you! Our firm has truck accident attorneys in Georgia who win lawsuits and negotiate settlements. Noted trucking accident lawyer, James Murphy, shares how accident victims can come out on top.

Semi Truck Accident

Seek Medical Treatment After Truck Accident

A truck accident is one of the most devastating accidents you can be in. There is a lot of injury, pain, suffering as well as confusion as to what happens now?

Regardless of how you feel after the accident, you NEED to be thoroughly examined by a medical professional. There is a lot of shock and your body is triggered into hiding injury in this type of situation as it’s pushed into a survival mode.

Victims may experience all sorts of injuries after being hit by a commercial truck or big rig. Some injuries may be immediately apparent while others can show up much later. This is why it’s important to get a full exam when the accident happened and then go back if you feel any pain within the next few weeks.

Once you’ve been to your doctor and have a clear treatment plan, then just put us in touch with your doctor so that we can organize all of the documentation of your medical treatments, test results and prognosis reports because they’re absolutely vital when filing a claim.

Then You Need to KEEP All of Your Medical Appointments

Don’t be strong and decide you’re ‘good enough’. Skipping any medical appointments is the quickest way for you to not get the settlement you deserve because you couldn’t have been hurt THAT bad, if you stopped seeing the doctor.

The Smartest Thing You Can Do…

Clearly document and investigate the scene of the accident as well exactly what happened. The Trucking Company will already have a team of investigators doing what they can to shift fault. That’s why it’s important to get your own investigators working for you.

Trucking accident attorneys are trained on the best ways to collect all the evidence available. We have Atlanta based accident scene investigators on call who can get to the scene of the accident and recreate exactly what happened to support your claim in court.

The Atlanta truck accident attorneys at Murphy Law will do everything possible to collect the evidence that proves negligence on the part of the truck, the truck driver or the trucking company. These are some of the things we work with you to gather:

  • A Description of the Events. Jotting down a clear play-by-play of the accident as it happened is a good starting point. Record personal thoughts shortly after accident occurs to maintain a fresh perspective. We’ll interview you to get all of these details while they’re fresh in your mind. D
  • An Incident Report. We’ll request a physical copy of the police report. We’ll ask questions if the record is illegible or unclear.
  • If you’re still at the scene of the accident then you want to take pictures of everything – the roads, intersections, truck, cars, license plates, driver’s licenses, insurance cards and vehicle damage. If you didn’t get that chance then our investigators will go to the scene of the accident to take pictures, as well as to where the vehicles were towed.You will also want to take pictures of your personal injuries as soon as you can. Just simple cell phone pictures work great. We’ll help with that process as well.
  • Witness Accounts. Our personal injury attorneys will collect all of the witness statements after the accident complete with everyone’s contact information. Then we can reach out to them as the case progresses as needed.

Georgia Semi Truck Accident

The Biggest Mistake You Can Make…

Don’t talk or make an official statement to an insurance company or to anyone before talking to your attorney, especially the one representing the Trucking Company that you in the accident with you.

These companies have a team of lawyers on standby and they are trained to avoid any fault in an accident – even when it’s obvious what caused the accident. It’s their job to make it your fault and if you aren’t careful, they will set up a line of questioning that twists the facts just enough to do that.

Contact the Right Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer

Experienced Atlanta truck accident attorneys are not as common as you’d think. There are a lot of big firms that like to push how great they are but here at Murphy Law, we’ve been working on the Georgia community for decades. Our reputation tells the story of how hard we fight for our clients and how we treat everyone like family. We care about your recovery. We care about how you’re going to support your family. We care about you!

If you don’t just want to feel like a number to your attorney then call Attorney James Murphy today.
770-577-3020 for FREE Legal Advice!

Shhh… Ghost Social Media

It could be tempting to go on social media and discuss the situation during the lull between the accident and court. Some folks may be tempted to bad-mouth the truck driver or the trucking company too. Oversharing and looking insincere should be avoided.

Another problem could stem from posting personal pictures or plans. Plaintiffs shown indulging in regular activities and appearing completely healthy are ill-advised.

Insurance companies and/or litigators could potentially use this information against accident victims; they could claim there were no substantial injuries, as life is continuing as normal for the plaintiff. Photos that show accident victims smoking can be used to try and explain weakened ligaments or lack of regard for personal health.

File an Atlanta Truck Accident Claim

The final step in winning compensatory damages after a truck accident is to file a claim. The Peach State only allows two years to file a claim, so it’s better to file sooner rather than later. Once an Atlanta truck accident lawyer has all the evidence needed to pursue a successful case, AND you’ve successfully completed your medical treatment, then the personal injury claim can be filed.

Our personal injury attorney, James Murphy – founder of the Murphy Personal Injury Law Firm will walk you through the entire process so that you feel informed through the entire process. All while we fight to be sure you get the biggest settlement possible.

Please feel free to call us at 770-577-3020 for free answers to any questions you may have. You may wish to claim monetary compensation for your spinal cord injury or other injuries associated with your accident.

Our consultations are FREE, and there’s no fee unless you win!

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