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Should I Take My Truck Accident Case to Trial?

With an ever-growing number of trucks on our Atlanta roads, it is important to hold all negligent drivers, trucking companies and manufacturers of faulty parts accountable for truck accidents. The best way to hold all negligent parties fully accountable for your accident is by going to trial.

When you take your truck accident case to trial, you can comprehensively address each party’s responsibility. The decision of whether to go to trial or accept a settlement depends on various factors. Truck accidents demand scrutiny of drivers, their employers, and (potentially) manufacturers to ensure they all uphold their duty of care when in charge of the largest vehicles on our Georgia roads. Thus, going to trial enables a thorough examination of the professionals involved and holds them accountable for your and your family’s damages.

Here are six reasons why you and your trusted Atlanta personal injury attorney should go to trial against all of the negligent parties in your truck accident:

  1. Seeking justice and accountability: First and foremost, by taking your truck accident case to trial, you and your Atlanta attorney have the opportunity to seek justice and hold those responsible for your injuries and losses fully accountable. Truck accidents can have devastating consequences, including, traumatic brain injury (TBI), catastrophic injuries, financial hardship, and emotional trauma. Going to trial allows you to present your case before a judge and jury, seeking compensation for the harm you’ve suffered due to the negligence of the truck driver, trucking company and/or the manufacturer of faulty parts.
  2. Maximizing compensation: Trials provide an opportunity to hold the liable party fully accountable for your damages. While settlement negotiations with insurance companies are common, they do not always result in fair or adequate compensation. By going to trial, you have the chance to present evidence, expert testimony, and arguments to demonstrate the full extent of your injuries and losses. A successful trial verdict may result in compensation that accurately reflects the true value of your damages, including potentially life-long medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future care needs.
  3. Sending a message: Taking a truck accident case to trial can send a powerful message to negligent parties and the broader community about the importance of safety, especially by the giants of our Atlanta roads. By holding truck drivers, trucking companies and potentially manufacturers accountable for their actions, you contribute to promoting safer driving practices and preventing future accidents. Additionally, a trial verdict can serve as a deterrent to other trucking companies, encouraging them to prioritize safety measures and comply with regulations to avoid similar legal consequences.
  4. Clarifying legal issues: Trials offer an opportunity to clarify legal issues and establish important precedents that may benefit other accident victims in the future. Your case may involve complex legal questions regarding liability, negligence, and insurance coverage. By litigating these issues in court, you not only seek justice for yourself but also contribute to the development of legal principles that can guide future cases and ensure fair outcomes for all parties involved.
  5. Access to evidence: Going to trial allows for extensive discovery and access to evidence that may not be available during settlement negotiations. Through the legal process, your attorney can subpoena documents, depose witnesses, and gather information to build a strong case on your behalf. This comprehensive investigation can uncover details about the accident, the negligent actions of the truck driver or trucking company, and the extent of your injuries, strengthening your position in court.
  6. Protecting your rights: Finally, pursuing a trial ensures that your rights are protected and that you have the opportunity to have your day in court. While settlement offers may be tempting, they may not always fully address your long-term needs or provide adequate compensation for your losses. By taking your case to trial, you maintain control over your future and have the opportunity to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Truck accidents are traumatic events with far-reaching consequences. Victims deserve justice and fair compensation for their injuries and losses. Seeking legal counsel from experienced attorneys specializing in truck accident cases, such as those at Harris Lowry Manton LLP in Atlanta, is important for properly navigating the complex legal process and securing fair compensation. Call or contact us today in Atlanta for your free consultation.

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