Gwinnett County Truck Accident
Any driver is Gwinnett County is no stranger to the bumper-to-bumper traffic that happens every time there is another event at the Civic Center. One second you could be inching forward, and the next second a truck could have hit you from behind in a hurry to make it past all the traffic onto Interstate 85. If you have been involved in a large truck accident, experienced Gwinnett truck accident attorney Charles Scholle can work with you to ensure that you are getting the settlement you deserve.
The process starts with a meeting where you will be able to ask any questions you may have regarding the accident and decide whether you want to continue to use his guidance as your lawyer. If you choose to take this route, he will then proceed to get the medical report relating to your case by getting permission from you through the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) release of medical information. Then, he will continue investigating to determine whether the injuries are justified given the biomechanics of the accident.
In many cases, you can file a claim to get compensation from a third party. Sometimes the big rig manufacturer can be held responsible, because a defective part, like a broken headlight or a malfunctioning brake system, may have caused the accident. In other cases, the truck operating company could be held responsible, because they may not have kept up with the truck maintenance. More commonly, it may be that the truck driver is at fault, because they were driving recklessly. Whether the driver was driving too many hours without rest, speeding, driving too fast for road conditions, running off the road, making sharp turns, or driving under the influence of alcohol, they can be held responsible for their actions. Severe injuries that result from truck accidents are quadriplegia, paraplegia, amputation, and burn injuries. All of these injures can require multiple surgeries and long-term recovery. By determining who the fault lies with, you can recover the full cost of all your damages, including the financial support you need to pay for your future treatment or disabilities.
Contact Scholle Law today to schedule your consultation with Charles Scholle and discuss your legal options.