Our trucking accident clients often want to know how long their case will take to settle. In this video, Smyrna personal injury attorney Darl Champion discusses some of the factors that may impact your case and how long it will take to settle.
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Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer: A Commercial Truck Case Vs. Car Wreck Case
Truck accidents are also different from other crash cases because they may involve:
- A greater potential for deadly injury. The increased size and weight of tractor-trailers or box trucks have the potential to cause devastating injuries to the passengers of smaller vehicles. Spinal cord injuries and paralysis are common after semi-truck accidents, and many families are forced to grieve the wrongful death of a loved one.
- Liability of multiple parties. Truck drivers may be to blame for causing an accident, but they are not the only party that can be sued after a crash. The company that owns the truck, the company that loads and unloads the shipment, and the company that performs maintenance on the vehicle could be separate entities, and each one could be negligent depending on the facts of the case.
- Commercial insurance carriers. Trucking companies must be covered under commercial insurance policies. While this could mean that more funds are available to an accident victim, there also is a greater likelihood that the commercial insurers will hire lawyers to minimize their exposure.