Rest Haven Truck Accident Attorney Shane Smith Shows the Severity of Trucking Accidents
A recent personal injury case in Georgia awarded the victims of a horrific trucking accident a settlement of $1.2 million based on the recommendation of the jury.
The plaintiff was an innocent 68 year old surveyor working at a safe distance from the intersection’s corner when an 18-wheeler jumped the road on to the curb and hit the surveyor. The truck was taking a right at the intersection when the truck’s hull disengaged from the truck, fell onto the grassy portion where the surveyor was working and struck him.
After the plaintiff received emergency medical treatment, there were extensive damages to the innocent victim. He received a long list of injuries which included lacerations to their neck, chest, leg, hip, arm shoulder and countless other areas of his body. He required extensive medical treatment, including surgery for his arm. Other necessary surgery included spinal surgery for back injuries and spurs that were created from the auto accident trauma. Other damages besides the accrued medical damages of more than $220,000 included more than $55,000 in lost wages, loss of life, emotional suffering.
There is one thing that is absolutely necessary to learn from this incident. The victim almost lost his ability to sue the at-fault parties because he waited too long to speak with a Georgia truck accident attorney. Since the statute of limitations is generally 2 years in Georgia for virtually all personal injury claims, it is essential to speak with a Rest Haven truck accident lawyer as soon as you are able to.
If you have been injured or have had a relative killed due to the negligence of a truck driver or related party, you may have a personal injury claim. Based on your injuries, suffering lost wages and other damages you and your family may have suffered, you may be able to recover for your loss. Contacting the Law Offices of Shane Smith and speaking with a Gwinnett County truck accident lawyer will help you determine what your legal rights are. Call our law firm today at (770) 487-8999.