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Gwinnett County Truck Accident Lawyers

If you were injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for all costs and damages linked to the crash, including lost wages and work benefits.

Calculating and collecting your damages requires evidence and successful filing and negotiation of a claim with the trucking company’s insurance company. Doing this without an attorney while trying to recover from your injuries can be difficult and may lead to you receiving less than you deserve.

An experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer from Rafi Law Firm is standing by to provide a risk-free consultation on your case. Read on to learn more about truck accidents and how an attorney can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Semi-Trucks Can Weigh Up to 80,000 Pounds

Large trucks and buses are both heavier and operate at a greater height than passenger vehicles.

The United States Department of Transportation reported 5,237 fatal crashes involving large trucks and buses in 2019, in addition to 121,000 crashes that caused injury involving large trucks and buses.

The number of accidents involving large trucks has been steadily on the rise as the volume of truck commerce is not going to be going down any time soon. As America has turned away from the shopping mall in favor of at-home delivery, more and more trucks will be clogging the roads.

Because of the greater height and weight of large trucks, the occupants of traditional passenger vehicles like cars, minivans, and SUVs are significantly more likely to experience serious injury or even death as a result of an accident with a large truck.

Due to the greater level of danger associated with truck accidents, the drivers of large trucks are required to obtain commercial licenses and exercise extra caution when out on the road.

What is the Truck’s “Black Box,” and What Does It Track?

Truck drivers’ employers are concerned first and foremost with their level of productivity. To ensure that truck drivers are staying on track, not taking lengthy breaks, and hitting their required delivery times, employers track drivers using various technologies, one of which is known as a “black box.”

The “black box” is a technology used by trucking companies to keep track of things like speed, distance traveled, driving frequency, and more. Black boxes may be installed as a physical component in the truck or downloaded on a mobile device.

The tracking data that is collected by the trucking company could end up being valuable evidence in your case. A common cause of truck accidents is driver fatigue or drowsy driving. When truck drivers do not have adequate time off between their shifts, or if they are not allowed to take mandated breaks to rest while driving, they are at a high risk of causing an accident.

Your experienced Gwinnett truck accident lawyer from Rafi Law Firm will use legal instruments like requests for production and depositions to collect the evidence you need to win your claim.

Common Truck Accident Injuries Due to Accidents Around Gwinnett County

Due to the significant size and weight of trucks, severe injuries or death are common. If you have lost a loved one to a truck accident or 18-wheeler crash, you could be entitled to bring a claim on their behalf through a wrongful death suit.

This kind of lawsuit can be brought by the surviving family of a person lost in an accident. It includes financial compensation for the loss of their emotional and financial contribution to your household.

If you or a loved one has experienced any of the following injuries, you could bring a claim to collect all related damages.

Whiplash is a common injury in truck accidents. It’s caused by rapid back and forth movement of the neck due to the force of the truck hitting your vehicle. Being hit from any angle can cause whiplash, which could lead to complications and more serious conditions if left untreated.

Many other neck injuries are common in truck accidents, including prains, strains, and pinched nerves.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Gwinnett County

You will be entitled to compensation for your costs and damages from the truck accident when the accident was caused by someone or something else.

The cause will usually be the truck driver and sometimes the truck and its components itself. Your experienced Gwinnett truck accident attorney from Rafi Law Firm will collect evidence on the accident through a variety of methods and legal instruments in support of your case.

Evidence about the following common causes will be especially focused upon so that you can recover your compensation.

Drowsy driving, also known as fatigued driving, is when a driver gets behind the wheel without adequate rest beforehand. Common reasons for drivers to be drowsy include a lack of sleep, too much work without enough time off between shifts, or even personal decisions like staying up late to study, enjoy a baseball game, or even have a few beers.

When a driver is drowsy they are unable to safely react to changes in road conditions and hazards on the roads and will be liable for any accidents that they cause.

Evidence to prove this includes the tracking data used by the trucking company to ensure their employees are producing at their required levels. Your truck accident lawyer will compel the production of this evidence to prove your case.

Don’t Let the Trucker’s Insurance Company Cheat You Out of What You Deserve

It’s important to understand that the insurance company does not work for you. They don’t even work for the trucking company paying them. Insurance companies work for profit. Like any for-profit company, the insurance company will do whatever it can to reduce costs, and the main cost to the insurance company is payments made to injured persons like yourself.

To maximize profits, insurance companies will deny whatever claims they can and pay as little as possible on those claims that are paid out. To ensure that you collect as little as possible, full-time teams of claim adjusters and attorneys will work against you at the insurance company.

If your claim does not have sufficient evidence to accurately measure and completely prove your damages, you will not collect what you deserve.

One of the main benefits of working with a Gwinnett truck accident attorney from Rafi Law Firm is the fact that you won’t have to deal with the insurance company. Recovering from your injuries is hard enough. Learning how to collect evidence that would be respected in court, then using that evidence to negotiate a settlement from the insurance company, can be nearly impossible.

Gwinnett County Truck Accident Case Results

Our mission is to help you get the full compensation you deserve. Some of Mike Rafi’s recent cases include
$3,900,000
Settlement as co-counsel for client shot at Gwinnett hotel
$3,013,000
Jury verdict as part of trial team in wrongful death tractor-trailer crash on I-285
$2,000,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client who injured hand in defective machine
$1,850,000
1,700,000.00 jury verdict against gas station operator
$1,600,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client hit by car while walking his dog
$1,250,000
Settlement for client injured at convenience store
$1,100,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client injured at factory
$1,100,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client shot at Brookhaven apartment complex
$1,100,000
Settlement for client injured at gas station in Tucker
$1,000,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client shot at Brookhaven apartment
$1,000,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client hit while driving motorcycle
$800,000
Settlement in medical malpractice case
$637,500
Settlement ($100,000.00 policy limits) for client injured while passenger in car
$700,000
Settlement for client injured at construction site
$575,000
Settlement for client shot at Decatur apartment complex
$500,000
Settlement for client injured at Decatur apartment complex
$500,000
Settlement ($25,000.00 policy limits) for client in car crash
$475,000
Settlement for client who crashed in unmarked section of road work
$475,000
Settlement for client injured at Atlanta apartment complex
$460,000
Settlement for client rear-ended on I-285
$450,000
Settlement for client who fell from 2nd floor balcony due to defective railing
$450,000
Settlement for client injured in head-on crash
$450,000
Settlement before closing arguments in dog bite case
$414,000
Settlement for client injured in backseat of police car
$400,000.00
Settlement for client injured in car wreck
$400,000
Settlement for client injured near Lenox Mall
$375,000
Settlement for client injured in truck crash on I-285
$375,000
Settlement for client shot at Lithonia apartment complex
$350,000
Settlement for client shot at College Park apartment complex
$350,000
Settlement for client rear-ended by 18-wheeler
$333,333
Settlement for client injured at trailer park
$325,000
Settlement for client injured at Atlanta apartment complex
$315,000
Settlement for client injured in car crash
$300,000
Settlement as co-counsel for client injured in car crash on I-20
$300,000
Settlement for client shot at College Park apartment complex
$300,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client injured in head-on crash
$300,000
Settlement for client injured by police officer who ran red light
$300,000
Settlement for client injured when tire flew off his car after faulty tire installation
$300,000
Settlement for client who fell because of greasy floor mat at big box store
$275,000
Settlement for client who fell at restaurant
$260,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client injured in 3-car crash
$250,000
Settlement for client shot at College Park shopping center
$210,000
Jury verdict for clients hit by car while walking on sidewalk (highest offer by defense was $62,500.00)

Hurt in a Truck Accident? Rafi Law Firm is Here to Help.

Working with one of the experienced Gwinnett County truck accident attorneys from Rafi Law Firm will ensure that you accurately and completely calculate your damages and collect them from the insurance company.

With us on your side, you can step back and focus on recovering from your injuries while we focus on making the most of your compensation. You will pay nothing up-front as your initial consultation is free. You’ll also pay nothing out of pocket, ever, as we take cases on contingency. This means that we only get paid if we win your case out of a portion of the earnings that we’ll agree upon before getting started.

To explore options following your Gwinnett truck accident, call Rafi Law Firm at (404) 800-9933 now.

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