Monroe Truck Accident Lawyer

Big rig semi truck in blue with trailer moving by urban city street with modern building and carsDue to its proximity to major areas, including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, semi trucks can be seen on Walton County’s roads at all hours of the day. While these vehicles are crucial to the local and national economy, they pose serious threats to those with whom they share the roads. When a trucker makes even a small mistake, the aftermath can be deadly.

Semi trucks weigh up to 80,000 pounds when their trailers are full. Compare that to the average passenger vehicle, which weighs between 3,000 and 6,000 pounds. When vehicles of such different sizes collide, the smaller one loses just about every time. These wrecks are highly likely to result in catastrophic and/or fatal injuries.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a collision with an 18-wheeler, our attorneys are here to help. Trucking companies and their insurance providers will fight tooth and nail to minimize your claim – or deny it outright. Scholle Law’s attorneys fight back. We will take on the insurance company to prove you deserve the full compensation you are owed. 

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Monroe truck accident lawyer, call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today.

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Semi Truck Wreck?

As with all traffic accident cases, you have the right to seek compensation after an 18-wheeler collision from the person or party who caused the wreck. The difference with truck crashes is that there are more options in who you can sue. Determining which party you should sue will depend on the individual circumstances surrounding your case, such as how the collision happened, who the truck driver works for, or if there was a mechanical failure.

A majority of truck accident lawsuits in Walton County area involve the following defendants:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The owner of the truck
  • The manufacturer of a truck or truck part
  • A third-party maintenance company

In some cases, you may even be able to sue multiple parties for your damages. As you may imagine, determining which parties are liable is highly complex, and the insurance provider for each party will try to prove they were not at fault. That is why it is so important to seek representation from an attorney who has proven success in these types of cases. 

What losses can I sue the at-fault party for?

Unhappy black handicapped guy in wheelchair looking out window, feeling sad and desperate at home, copy spaceEconomic Damages

Economic damages are the losses you have suffered which cost you a provable amount of money. Economic damages include losses like medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, property damage, and other monetary damages.  

Non-economic Damages

Non-economic damages are losses suffered which are not easily quantifiable in financial terms. These damages include losses like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of consortium. 

Changes to a person’s life as a result of the accident, such as not being able to participate in their favorite recreational activities or never being able to sleep through the night, are not “monetary” losses but still warrant compensation.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are a type of damages that can be awarded by a jury or court when certain types of aggravating factors have been proven, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These damages are not meant to compensate a victim, but rather to punish a wrongdoer for especially egregious behavior. 

 

Speak to a Monroe Truck Accident Attorney Today

Many drivers are nervous or even fearful when they have to share the road with a semi truck. Considering the size of these trucks and the fact that even a gust of wind can blow them into another lane, these fears are not unfounded. When collisions do occur, they often result in serious, sometimes life-threatening, injuries. 

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a collision with an 18-wheeler, our attorneys are here to help. Trucking companies and their insurance providers will fight tooth and nail to minimize your claim – or deny it outright. Scholle Law’s attorneys fight back. We will take on the insurance company to prove you deserve the full compensation you are owed. 

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Monroe truck accident lawyer, call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today.