Marietta Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers
A truck accident can leave you facing major—or even life-changing—injuries. On top of that, your mounting medical expenses may seem overwhelming. However, you do not necessarily have to bear this financial burden yourself. Whether you were struck by an Amazon, UPS, or FedEx driver, you could have legal options.
At Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, our injury attorneys know how to get results for victims. Let our Marietta Amazon, UPS, and FedEx truck accident lawyer help you seek the best possible financial recovery after a crash. We can handle all the legal details while you rest and begin your path to recovery. Learn more and get started today with a free case review.
Why Choose Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group for Your Truck Accident Case?
The lawyers at Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group understand just how difficult life can feel after an accident. We also know how complicated it can be to get the funds you need to pay your bills and move forward with your life. In fact, our founding attorney, Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert, started the firm to help others navigate the complexities of the legal system after being hurt in a crash herself.
Working with an attorney from Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group can help you take action during one of the most challenging times in your life. Our attorneys have a solid track record of winning six-figure settlements and awards for our clients, including an $880,000 settlement for a truck accident victim. We know how to ensure that victims receive their due from a trucking company’s insurance policy—including victims of Amazon, UPS, and FedEx truck accidents.
We also deliver the highest level of client service, keeping you informed about your case and staying in close communication throughout the process. You don’t have to wonder where your lawyer is or what’s happening with your claim. Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group keeps you engaged and involved at every step.
You Could Have Legal Options Following a Marietta Truck Accident
You may not know where to turn or what to do after a crash with an Amazon, UPS, or FedEx driver, but our attorneys know and can explain your options.
We can help you:
- Seek an out-of-court settlement: We can often secure the results you need through settlement negotiations with the liable party’s insurance company. Depending on the details of your case, we may work with either Amazon, UPS, or FedEx’s liability insurance policy to get compensation for your damages.
- File a civil lawsuit: If the liable party’s insurance company does not make you a fair offer or denies your claim, we can file a lawsuit and take your case to trial.
Corporate liability policies for companies like Amazon, UPS, and FedEx can be substantial. They typically carry auto liability insurance for up to $1 million, should one of their drivers or contractors cause an accident.
Our attorneys have experience with both settlement negotiations and trials. We do not shy away from tough cases involving corporate entities.
Damages You Could Recover in a Truck Accident Case
Our team can help you recover compensation for your losses after a truck accident.
Through a claim or lawsuit, you may seek damages for:
- Medical bills: This could include compensation for emergency treatment, ambulance services, diagnostic testing, hospitalizations, surgeries, rehabilitation, medical devices, medications, and more. You can potentially recover past and current costs as well as expected future medical bills.
- Lost income: If you missed out on salary paychecks, hourly wages, tips, bonuses, or other forms of earning income, you could recover them.
- Reduced earning capacity: An injury can leave you unable to return to work in your former capacity—both now and in the future.
- Pain and suffering: Your emotional and physical pain may feel just as substantial as your financial losses. An attorney from our team can make a case for pain and suffering damages and seek compensation accordingly.
- Scarring and disfigurement: Serious injuries can change your appearance permanently.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): If you face ongoing trauma after the crash and need to seek therapy, your attorney can argue for damages.
- Wrongful death damages: When a family loses their loved one in a truck accident, they could receive compensation for losses such as medical bills, lost income, and loss of companionship, among other damages.
Our Marietta, Georgia truck accident lawyers can explain your eligibility to recover the above damages and others, depending on the circumstances of your case.
How Our Amazon, UPS, and FedEx Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help
Perhaps you’re thinking about taking on your case yourself, or you just don’t know if hiring a lawyer makes sense. However, hiring an attorney from our team can be beneficial for many reasons. Here’s what our Marietta attorneys can do for you:
Determine Liability for Your Accident
Trucking and delivery service providers like Amazon, UPS, and FedEx are huge corporate entities, which can be complex to deal with after a crash. Holding the appropriate party liable for the accident can be just as challenging—but we can handle all that for you.
For example, even if you were hit by a truck that bears the Amazon logo, it could be one of many third-party trucking and delivery partners that carry freight and bring packages to customers. A contractor working through Amazon Relay, Amazon Flex, or Amazon Prime Now, among other programs, could bear responsibility for your accident.
Our attorneys know how to identify the liable party and the insurance policy responsible for your damages. We also know how to hold that party accountable to their policy’s terms—and pay you what you deserve.
Gather Evidence to Prove Liability and Your Losses
To bring a successful case for compensation, you must show evidence that:
- Someone else (the Amazon, UPS, or FedEx driver) caused your crash
- You faced injuries and damages as a result
- The truck driver’s insurance policy is liable for your damages
In other words, you will need to gather a lot of evidence—but your attorney can do all that for you.
Potential sources of evidence may include:
- The police report
- Your medical bills
- Statements from doctors or other healthcare professionals
- Accident reconstruction data
- Local surveillance camera footage
- Dashboard camera footage
- Records of prior violations by the company (in hiring or training workers, etc.)
Negotiate a Settlement or Take Your Case to Trial
You may have adequate evidence for your case—but successfully securing the compensation you deserve can still be a challenging final step in the process.
Our attorneys have experience in negotiating settlements with insurance companies, who typically want to pay as little as possible. We can submit your demand letter and claim for damages, then speak with the insurance adjusters and other lawyers involved in the case. It’s our job to handle the entire back-and-forth process of negotiations for you.
We can also file a lawsuit and take your case before a jury if this offers the best path forward in your case. Our lawyers can file court paperwork and handle all the court processes for you, while representing your interests at trial.
Ensure You Seek the Maximum Compensation Available
In most cases, the insurance company will try to find ways to challenge or lower your potential settlement amount.
To do so, they may claim that:
- You caused the crash or were partially responsible for it
- You did not seek medical care promptly
- Your injuries are not serious
- Your injuries resulted from a pre-existing condition, not the accident
They may even try to delay negotiations or tell you that you don’t have a valid case. However, by working with Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, you can have a lawyer on your side who knows all these tactics—and how to counter them.
Our Marietta Amazon, UPS, and FedEx truck accident lawyers do not just accept the first offer on the table. We can argue for the highest dollar value available in your case, pushing back when the insurance company insists that you deserve less.
The Atlanta Area Is a Hub for Trucking and Delivery Services
Residents in metro Atlanta are likely all too familiar with the area’s status in the freight industry. As the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) notes, millions of tons of freight move through the region each day, since Atlanta is an access point for the Port of Savannah and the Southeastern states.
Shipping and delivery services such as Amazon, UPS, and FedEx also move a significant number of packages in the region, and their footprint in the Atlanta area is only growing. UPS’ global headquarters in Sandy Springs, Georgia sits just outside of Atlanta. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that Amazon’s warehouse presence in the region is also expanding, bringing more freight trucks to the area.
Marietta and the Atlanta metro region see substantial trucking traffic as well—and as a result, drivers often face a greater likelihood of accidents. On top of it all, trucking companies now see higher rates of positive drug tests among drivers, which can add to the seriousness of truck crashes. Our attorneys understand how trucking accidents can affect Marietta drivers, and we want to hold the liable parties accountable.
Frequently Asked Questions in Amazon, UPS, and FedEx Truck Accident Cases
The idea of bringing an injury case after a truck accident can seem overwhelming. Our team is here to provide you with the legal support and guidance you need, while answering common questions like these:
How Much Compensation Could I Get?
The amount you could get from a truck accident settlement or award depends on:
- The cost of your medical bills
- The severity of your injuries
- If the injury affected your career and your daily life
- Who the liable party is
- The strength of your evidence
In general, the more severe your accident and injuries are and the higher your resulting bills are, the more you could seek in damages.
After an attorney from our team investigates your case and gathers evidence, we can give you a better sense of a goal settlement or award amount we intend to seek.
What Does it Cost to Hire an Attorney?
Some people do not hire a lawyer for fear of the cost involved. However, we want you to know that hiring a lawyer from Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group costs you nothing up front. That’s because we work based on contingency fees.
Here’s how it works. We can get started for you with no legal fees involved—no retainers, hourly rates, or anything of the sort. Then, if and when we secure a settlement or award for you, we receive a portion of that amount. We will discuss this percentage-based rate before we get started on your case, so you know exactly what to expect.
You only pay us if you win your case. Otherwise, you owe us nothing.
Can I File a Lawsuit Against Amazon, UPS, or FedEx?
When a company’s employees cause harm to someone on company time—such as a truck accident during delivery hours—the company could be held vicariously liable. However, lawsuits against Amazon, UPS, and FedEx drivers can prove complicated for one important reason: the employment status of these drivers.
Amazon contracts with third-party companies for many of its freight and home delivery services, which means that a driver in a truck with an Amazon logo often isn’t an employee of the company. FedEx also resists classifying its workforce as employees, deeming them contractors instead. Therefore, it can be harder to sue Amazon or FedEx directly for the actions of their employees.
However, UPS does classify its drivers as employees, meaning that drivers hit by a UPS truck could more readily bring a lawsuit against UPS. Our attorneys can investigate the details of your case and explain if a lawsuit might be possible or beneficial to you.
Our Marietta, GA Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers Are Ready to Fight for You
Dealing with the stress of a personal injury case can add more hardship to your everyday life after a truck accident. When you work with the team at Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, you can let us deal with the headaches for you. We know how to secure settlements and awards that help injury victims put their lives back together again.
Our Marietta lawyers are ready to go after the best possible results in your Amazon, UPS, or FedEx truck accident case. Don’t let these major corporations intimidate you when you deserve compensation. We’ll do all the legal work for you.
To learn more and get started on your Marietta Amazon, UPS, or FedEx truck accident claim, contact us at (404) 609-1724 for your free case review today.
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