It’s serious. That drive on 285 was part of your everyday routine. That truck came out of nowhere, and now everything’s changed. You may have wanted a break from the daily grind, but no one has 18-wheeler accident Atlanta on their adventure challenge. And you definitely didn’t sign up for this…
Severe injuries, and in the most unfortunate cases, fatalities result from collision with an 18-wheeler. The pain and suffering you’re going through can be life-altering. Exhaustion, frustration, and confusion are the tip of the iceberg when we talk about the trauma of wrecks.
Injuries like broken bones, burs, or cuts will show up right away. Sometimes other conditions take a minute to show up:
- Soft tissue damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
And when they come on, they can limit your ability to get around and to enjoy life. We’re so sorry you’re suffering. You deserve to be made whole again.
we're ready to fight for you
I was in an 18-wheeler accident in Atlanta. What should I do?
Your traumatic experience deserves gentle care. No doubt, you’ve been spooked and might not know what to do next. Here are a few key things to remember if you’ve been in a collision with a semi-truck.
Stop and report the crash. Call 911 if you or anyone else might be injured. Remain at the scene and wait for help to show up.
Get medical treatment. Even if you’re not obviously injured, seek the opinion of a doctor. If your adrenaline is pumping, you’re not likely to notice pain right away. A medical professional can help determine if you need care. Not getting treatment now can hurt your case later. So do yourself a favor and get to a doctor immediately. Take the ambulance if it’s offered.
Grab that smartphone and start recording. Record your injuries, the scene, the position of the vehicles, the damage to the vehicles and to any property around the crash scene, and any witness information or statements. Take pictures of everything, too.
Find out and keep safe the driver’s information, their insurance, the trucking company, and any other identifying information.
Be quiet. When the insurance adjuster calls, answer only questions about your name, address, etc. Think: Facts > Feelings. If the insurance company asks how you are, avoid “I’m fine” or “I’m feeling great.” They will use whatever you say against you.
Do NOT post on social media. Don’t share photos, status updates, or details about the accident, your injuries, or your health. Just don’t. It will only hurt your case.
Hire a personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but 18-wheeler accidents are complicated. The insurance company is gonna come at you with a lowball offer, if anything, so you might want to consider having a professional advocate for your rights under the law.
What? I thought the insurance company would protect me. You mean they don’t?
Insurance as protection is a common misconception. Sure, we’re sold insurance as a way to cover our risk, but insurance companies are businesses that make money by collecting premiums and paying out as little as possible on claims. The insurance company cares about profit. They’re not as interested in your health as you are.
Wow. So how does an 18-wheeler accident lawyer help?
There are so many moving pieces and parts to an 18-wheeler accident in Georgia. From the parties who can be held responsible to the investigation needed to prove liability; from strategy to application of the law; and from paperwork to trial prep, we’ve got your back. Let’s be real – you’ve got enough to worry about when it comes to your health and bills, especially if you aren’t working or if your hours are severely reduced. You want someone to guide you through this fiasco.
At Issa & Castro, we’ve been aggressively representing victims of truck accidents in Atlanta and beyond for more than a decade. We put our trial experience to work, preparing your case from day one as if we’re going to trial. We empathize with the changes you’ve had to make and have compassion for the difficult recovery that lies ahead. We’ve seen our clients in the worst moments of their lives—and we’ve been honored to be a part of their healing.
You’re going to have questions, like:
What kind of compensation am I entitled to? How much is my case worth? How long does it take to resolve a lawsuit? Do you only work with people who are in a truck accident in Atlanta? How do you get paid?
Let’s go down your list. If you’ve been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, you may be entitled to recover damages – monetary compensation – for your medical bills, lost wages, and property damage, and pain and suffering.
How much your case is worth will depend on a variety of factors. We’re looking at the severity of your injuries, who’s at fault, their insurance limits, what kind of care you need now and might need in the future, and more. Lawyers are famous for saying ‘it depends” when they answer your questions…because it really does depend. Your case has unique circumstances that warrant attention and consideration. A flip answer should never be satisfying. Your story matters, and we want to hear it before offering our advice or opinion.
Personal injury lawsuits can take weeks to years to resolve. Why? It depends. You knew we were leading up to that, didn’t you? We’ll watch out for the statute of limitations and necessary legal timelines while you concentrate on your recovery. We know you’re ready for this to be behind you, and we want you to be delighted by our results. Hang tight—we’ll be with you through the whole process, and we’ll give you our advice so you can make the choices that support your present and your future. The best thing you can do while waiting is follow all prescribed medical treatment protocols and ask questions when they come up. We’ll get through this together.
We work with people throughout the state of Georgia. While we’re based in Atlanta, we’ve appeared in almost every county in the state. And, thanks to Zoom and FaceTime, we can meet with you from anywhere. Our office is set up for all of us to work from anywhere, so we’re accessible and nimble.
We get paid when we resolve your case. We don’t charge a retainer or collect any fees up front. When you hire us, we put all of our resources to work for you by conducting an investigation, hiring experts, constructing a case, negotiating with the appropriate people/companies, and filing whatever the law requires to ensure your story is heard.
For nearly 20 years, we’ve stood up in court for the rights of our clients. We take good risks and we fight to win. Call or text 404-491-7561 now for your complimentary consultation.