Truck Accident Lawyer Roswell, GA
Whether you drive a truck for a living or you travel exclusively by other means, if you’ve recently been injured in an accident involving a large commercial truck, it is important to explore your legal options with the assistance of the reputable legal team at Hernan Law Firm. Depending upon the nature of the circumstances that led to your accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation awards and/or benefits at this time.
If you are a truck driver, you may be tempted to file a workers’ compensation benefits claim related to your accident and to then move forward without another thought about your options. However, you may—depending upon your unique situation—also be entitled to significant personal injury damages as well.
If you were not traveling by truck at the time of your accident, you may be able to hold more than one defendant liable for the harm that you have suffered. Once the legal team at Hernan Law Firm evaluates the nuances of your case, we can advise you as to who (or what) you may be able to hold legally and financially responsible for your injuries.
Who May Be Held Liable for Harm Caused by a Truck Accident?
Generally speaking, any person, business, government agency, or other legal entity may be held financially and legally responsible for injuring someone—provided that certain criteria are met. It must be established that the defendant owed the victim a duty of care and breached that duty via negligent, reckless, or intentionally harmful actions or inactions. Next, it must be established that the victim’s injuries (and associated financial losses) resulted directly from the defendant’s conduct. In trucking cases, defendants are often truckers, motorists, trucking companies, auto parts manufacturers, and government agencies responsible for road maintenance. If you are unsure of who or what is responsible for your harm, don’t fret. A Roswell, GA truck accident lawyer at our firm can clarify this reality for you upon investigation of your accident.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you have recently been injured in an accident involving a large commercial truck—whether you were driving the truck in question or not—it is important that you understand your rights and options under the law. Once the experienced Georgia legal team at Hernan Law Firm has thoroughly assessed your case, we can provide you with objective feedback that will allow you to make an informed decision as to whether pursuing legal action of any kind is in your best interests at this time.
Additionally, if you were engaged in work-related activity at the time of your collision—whether you are employed by a trucking company or not—we can assist you with navigating the workers’ compensation benefits application process. Pursuing workers’ compensation benefits and/or personal injury claims is time-sensitive in nature. Even if you are still recovering from your crash, connect with us today to set up a risk-free consultation. Knowing what your options are will help you to make informed decisions, whenever you feel ready to make them. We look forward to speaking with you.