Q: A truck changed lanes and hit me, but I was speeding at the time. Can I recover damages for this type of Atlanta car accident?
A:You may be able to recover damages for this type of accident. However, the amount of the damages may be decreased by the amount of the accident that is attributable to you. This concept of negligence is meant to enable you to recover for the percentage of your injuries that are attributable to someone else.
Of course, the defendant in this type of accident is likely to argue that the accident was your fault and that you are not entitled to any type of recovery. For that reason, it is important that you hire an Atlanta truck accident attorney as soon as possible after your crash and that you tell your Atlanta truck accident lawyer that you were speeding, even though that fact is not favorable to your case.
Our Atlanta truck crash attorneys believe you are entitled to fair compensation for your injuries and you should not have to bear the financial burden for injuries incurred because of a negligent truck driver. We invite you to call us today at 1.770.518.1133 for a free consultation and to read our FREE book, 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim, for more information.