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When You Are Involved in an Accident in Georgia with a Commercial Vehicle (Part B)

With so many potential liable parties in a truck accident, you would benefit from speaking to a lawyer about your claim. This type of case can become very complicated and challenging to navigate. 

For instance, if the driver was allowed to operate the truck for a longer time than federal law allows, the trucking company could be liable. Or if the driver had a history of violations or wasn’t adequately trained, the employer could be held liable. 

There may be other entities that are liable, such as a manufacturer if it’s discovered there was a defect in a truck part. Those who are responsible for repairing the trucks may be found at fault if they neglected to fix something. 

Damages Stemming from a Truck Accident 

You could be entitled to a variety of damages from your truck accident, including: 

  • current and future medical costs;
  • current and future lost wages;
  • earning potential (if permanently disabled);
  • loss of quality of life;
  • mental anguish;
  • pain and suffering;
  • paralysis; and
  • wrongful death. 

The damages you are eligible to seek will depend on the specifics of your case. It also will depend on the nature and extent of your injuries. 

Seeking Help from a DeKalb County Accident Lawyer 

You will need to provide adequate evidence that shows the truck driver or other party was liable. The driver’s logbook, cell phone records, driving history and other documentation can help. An accident lawyer may be able to help in assembling evidence. 

Contact the law offices of Shane Smith today. Our law firm can provide you with valuable tips on how to protect your case, free of charge. Order our free books, 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case and Property Damage Guide for Georgia. Don’t delay in learning what legal options may be available after your truck accident. Call our offices at 1-770-HURT-999 (1-770-487-8999).


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia