Covington Truck Accident Lawyer

Classic orange semi truck reefer trailer on highwayStatistically speaking, a truck accident resulting in injury occurs about once every 16 minutes. If you were unfortunate enough to be the one injured in one of these wrecks, you understand how stressful – and terrifying – the aftermath can be.

Injuries in truck accidents are rarely minor. When an 80,000 pound big rig collides with a 4,000 pound passenger vehicle, the occupants of the smaller vehicle are highly likely to suffer catastrophic injuries. 

After a truck wreck in Newton County, you may be overwhelmed, scared, and left with questions of how you will recover from your injuries and how you will pay for any treatment you might need. One of the most important things you can do is speak to a seasoned truck accident lawyer.

Charles Scholle has the determination and knowledge to fight for your rights against Georgia’s largest trucking companies. He and the team at Scholle Law will get you the maximum compensation in a trucking accident lawsuit by determining any third parties that could be at fault for your injuries. This may include the truck driver, the owner of the truck, the trucking company, the party responsible for maintenance, and more. 

By hiring a lawyer as soon as possible, you can make sure that you begin getting the proof you need to build your case right away. The at-fault party’s insurance provider will try to pin the blame on you or otherwise minimize or negate your claims. Our attorneys have over 25 years of experience taking on insurers and know how to get the compensation you deserve.

Before you talk to an insurance agent, call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Covington truck accident lawyer today.

How Truck Accidents Are Investigated

Truck driver checking vehicle tires and inspecting truck before rideTruck accident claims and lawsuits are highly complex. They become even more complicated if multiple parties may be at fault. That is why investigations into these incidents are so important.

Unfortunately, trucking companies have their own investigators, and in some cases, they may remove or even destroy important evidence, such as log books and the truck’s black box. This act of tampering with evidence is illegal, but it is still a regular occurrence.

After you hire an attorney, he will conduct a thorough investigation of the incident, often with the help of a professional investigator and other experts like accident reconstructionists. Your lawyer and their team will review and scrutinize a variety of details and evidence, including:

  • Collecting evidence, such as photos of the crash site, damage to both vehicles, environmental and weather conditions, debris from the wreck, and more.
  • Reviewing records, including the driver’s logbooks (physical or digital), maintenance records, the trucker’s driving record and background check, company guidelines, and more.
  • Interviewing witnesses who may have seen the accident, as well as first responders to the scene, plus other drivers and vehicle occupants involved in the wreck.
  • Analyzing data from the truck’s black box, which can record mechanical issues, how long the trucker has been driving, data from events like a crash, and more.
  • Examining the truck for defective equipment (such as faulty brakes), mechanical failures, and other information that could provide insight into the cause for the wreck.
  • Detailing your losses, such as injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and more to determine how much you are owed.

Your attorney will make sure that insurance companies do not confuse you into settling the case prematurely while you are in what is most likely a physically and emotionally vulnerable state. Instead, they will use evidence gathered during the investigation to determine how much compensation you are owed. They will then either attempt to settle your case with the insurance company or, if no reasonable compromise is possible, go to court with your case.

 

Speak to a Covington Truck Accident Attorney Today

If you have been injured in a truck accident in Newton County, time is of the essence. The trucking company will do all they can to avoid responsibility for the wreck, up to and including destroying evidence in some cases. At Scholle Law, our attorneys know how insurance and trucking companies work and how to maximize your compensation.

Before you talk to an insurance agent, call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Covington truck accident lawyer today.