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Do trucking accidents usually end in settlements?

Because commercial trucks are significantly larger and heavier than personal passenger vehicles and are often carrying hazardous materials, the chance of serious injury or death is much higher in accidents involving trucks. If a degree of negligence is found in the driver, which can also be applied to the company as negligent hiring of an unqualified or otherwise unfit driver, a significant settlement can usually be collected in personal injury cases involving truck accidents. Because proving negligence is often a complicated process, it is very important that anyone who wants to seek damages following an accident involving a commercial truck contact a law firm that specializes in personal injury, like Ashenden Law, right away.

Quick Settlements vs. Lawsuits

Too many trucking companies see accidents as just a part of doing business and assume that most cases will be settled by the insurance company in a “quick settlement”. While this may be the most appropriate and effective means of recovery for those who have sustained very little injury from a truck accident, when serious injury or even wrongful death is involved the best course of action may be a full lawsuit that seeks deeper compensation. Even in cases where damages are light, hiring a law firm that specializes in personal injury cases often means that you will receive a higher payout because we can do much of the negotiating for you. With 30 years’ experience representing clients involved in trucking accidents in the greater Atlanta are, our expert team of personal injury attorneys are your best bet for getting the maximum settlement.

What Kind of Settlement Can I Receive?

There are a wide variety of factors to consider when it comes to determining damages in a truck accident, which is why it is so important to have an experienced and professional personal injury attorney on your side as soon as possible.  Ashenden Law has successfully won settlements of over $US 1 million for several of our past clients, in both personal injury cases and in wrongful death suits.  Even if personal injury damages are minimal, we can help you recover the maximum amount for damage done to your vehicle and time missed from work due to an accident involving a truck. To speak to one of our personal injury attorneys about your case, call us today at (770) 394-8909.