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How a Personal Injury Attorney Uses Georgia Auto Insurance Laws (Part B)

When Your Personal Georgia Auto Insurance Matters 

Because the injuries sustained in a serious accident with a semi truck or tractor-trailer are often much more severe and costly, you will need to seek a substantial settlement amount for your damages. Your Atlanta personal injury attorney can assist you in reviewing all of the insurance resources you have to draw upon when seeking a settlement and help you prepare your claim to maximize the compensation you receive. 

The Georgia auto insurance laws go hand in hand with the state’s negligence laws. Georgia is a modified comparative negligence 50% rule state, which means  that as long as the truck driver is found to be 51% or more at fault for the accident, his or her auto insurance should cover your damages. Your injury claim may become more complex if you are found to be equally or more at fault than the truck driver, which is where your attorney will be of great help. 

How Your Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Can Help 

While you can’t increase your coverage limits right after you’ve been in a serious truck accident, your Atlanta personal injury attorney may be able to help you seek compensation for your damages through other resources. Obtaining the truck driver’s insurance coverage information is one of the first steps your attorney will take when determining how to seek the maximum settlement value of your injury claim. 

The process of obtaining any sort of information and evidence from a truck driver or employer can be a difficult and frustrating process. Trucking companies are always reluctant to release documentation regarding a truck driver who has caused a serious accident because they want to avoid as much liability as possible. 

It is especially important to seek the help of an attorney when you are dealing with an uninsured truck driver. Your own insurance coverage may not be able to cover all of your damages, leaving you with little choice but to file an injury lawsuit against the truck driver or company. In cases such as these, you should never waive your right to having legal guidance! 

Find the Right Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney for Your Claim 

When your family is recovering from the impact that a serious truck accident can have on your lives, you don’t have time to wonder how the Georgia auto insurance laws may affect your personal injury claim. At The Law Offices of Shane Smith, we help truck accident victims seek justice after they’ve suffered injury and losses due to negligent drivers. 

Before making the decision to hire a lawyer, request a copy of our free eBooks, I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? and 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case. Our guides contain valuable information on how to handle filing a claim for serious injuries or wrongful death caused by a negligent driver. When you are ready to get started on your claim, contact us to set up a free consultation – 1-770-487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia