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If you’ve been hurt in an accident with a commercial vehicle in Atlanta, you may have the right to pursue compensation and justice from a negligent commercial driver or their employer. However, businesses and their insurers have substantial resources to fight your injury claim and avoid liability, which could leave you without the resources you need to rebuild your life.

Fight back with the help of a tough, experienced Atlanta commercial vehicle lawyer with Bayuk Pratt. We offer free consultations, so there’s no cost to learning how we can help you demand money for your medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact us today.

Why You Should Hire an Atlanta Box Truck/Small Commercial Vehicle Crash Attorney

A box truck or commercial vehicle crash can leave you on a long and challenging road to recovery. Balancing your time and energy between your treatment and pursuing a legal claim against the commercial driver who hit you and their employer can quickly become stressful. Fortunately, help is at hand.

By hiring an Atlanta commercial vehicle accident attorney from Bayuk Pratt, you’ll benefit from an experienced legal advocate who can handle your claims so you can focus on healing. Let our firm pursue the financial relief you need and deserve by:

  • Thoroughly investigating the crash to recover potentially critical evidence, such as driver hours-of-service logs, cargo manifests, and vehicle maintenance and repair records
  • Reviewing the evidence to identify the cause(s) of the crash and the party or parties responsible for your injuries and losses
  • Documenting your injuries and losses to calculate what maximum compensation may look like for you
  • Aggressively seeking financial recovery for you, whether through a settlement or by taking your claims to trial when necessary

Our team has over 50 years of combined legal experience, with a proven track record of over $300 million recovered for clients in settlements and at trial. We also have a distinct advantage: our founding attorneys, Frank Bayuk and Bradley Pratt, are former senior partners at two of the country’s biggest insurance defense law firms. They know how insurers fight injury claims because they used to help them do it. Frank and Bradley started Bayuk Pratt to leverage their considerable insight and knowledge to help accident victims like you stand up to insurance companies and large corporations.

What to Do If You Were Injured by a Box Truck or Small Commercial Vehicle Truck in Atlanta

Taking prompt action can help your chances of maximizing your financial recovery after a commercial truck accident in Georgia. Here are some steps you can take to build your case:

  • Report the accident to law enforcement if the police did not come to the accident scene. Remember to request a copy of the police accident report.
  • Seek immediate medical attention after the crash to diagnose your injuries. Follow your doctor’s treatment plan and recovery instructions. Remember to obtain copies of all medical records of your treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Keep any bills, invoices, or receipts for expenses you incur as part of your recovery, including medical care and car repairs.
  • Gather copies of your pay stubs or income statements if you miss work or earn less while on modified duty due to your accident injuries.
  • Contact your auto insurance provider to notify them about the accident and check for coverage in your policy for your expenses, such as med pay or collision coverage.
  • Don’t post anything about your accident on social media, as the insurance company may use what you say online against you.

Finally, contact an Atlanta commercial vehicle accident lawyer from Bayuk Pratt as soon as possible to discuss the next steps.

How Long Do You Have to File a Lawsuit for a Box Truck or Small Commercial Vehicle Truck Accident?

Georgia’s statute of limitations on injury claims gives you generally two years to file a lawsuit against a liable party to recover compensation for your injuries. If you file a lawsuit after the limitations period expires on your claim, you may lose the right to hold a negligent driver or delivery company responsible for your injuries. Talk a Bayuk Pratt as soon as possible after a crash. This way, you’ll be assured we will file your lawsuit before the deadline.

What Compensation Can You Pursue in a Box Truck or Small Commercial Vehicle Truck Accident Claim?

After a commercial vehicle accident, you may have the right to recover compensation for ongoing and future losses you incur due to your injuries. A financial recovery in your accident claim can provide you with money for your:

  • Medical treatment and rehabilitation expenses
  • Costs of long-term care or replacement services if your accident injuries cause prolonged or permanent disabilities
  • Lost income from missed work or reduced earnings
  • Lost future earning potential and employment benefits if you become permanently disabled from work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced enjoyment or quality of life because of permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Vehicle repair expenses or reimbursement of your car’s value if the collision with the commercial vehicle totaled it

Types of Box Trucks, Small Commercial Vehicles, and Common Carriers

At Bayuk Pratt, our legal team can help you pursue financial compensation after getting hurt in a commercial vehicle accident involving shipping service providers such as:

  • United States Postal Service (USPS)
  • United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • FedEx
  • DHL
  • Amazon

Our firm represents injured victims who have gotten into accidents with trucks or small commercial vehicles, such as:

  • Semi-trucks
  • Grocery delivery vehicles
  • Florist trucks
  • Moving vans
  • Buses
  • Flatbed trucks
  • Dry vans
  • Panel vans
  • Refrigerated trucks
  • Dump trucks
  • Tanker trucks
  • Cement mixers
  • Courier vehicles
  • Furniture delivery trucks
  • Armored cars
  • Car carriers
  • Catering and food trucks
  • Limousines and limo coaches