When you find yourself in a situation where a semi-truck or 18-wheeler has collided with you, it’s crucial to understand why having a lawyer is not just a good idea, but often a necessity to ensure a favorable truck accident settlement in Georgia. These accidents tend to be tangled webs of complexity. Determining who is truly at fault can be a real puzzle, often involving multiple parties like the truck driver, the trucking company, and possibly others. This is where a lawyer becomes your ally, digging deep to investigate the accident, gather the evidence, and establish liability firmly.

According to the car accident settlement examples listed on this page, the typical Georgia truck accident settlement is anywhere from $755,000 to $2,750,000. Settlements depend greatly on the unique circumstances of each case, which is why there is no accurate average settlement payout amount for truck accidents in Georgia.

$2,750,000.00 Auto Accident – Tractor Trailer Unsafe Merging

A tractor trailer merged onto the road and ended up falling over on top of our client’s car. Our client was trapped and unconscious after the accident. Their active duty military career was over due to a Traumatic brain injury and PTSD. Initially, the tractor trailer’s insurance company disputed liability – this led to more investigation and an initial offer from the insurance company of $500,000. We were ultimately able to recover $2,750,000 for our client.

$1,875,000 Fatal Truck Accident Settlement in Georgia

On May 22, 2014 our client was tragically killed on I-95. Tony Kalka was called to investigate the accident and prove the truck driver’s negligence within 4 days of the accident. Mr. Kalka worked tirelessly over the next 12 days to move faster and more efficiently than the Trucking Company and the Insurance Company. Mr. Kalka dispatched a team of experts to inspect the truck and accident scene. Mr. Kalka personally spent days at the accident scene and investigated every facet of the truck and tracked down every possible witness. He eventually found two witnesses that helped prove the Truck Driver’s negligence. Tony also discovered that the truck driver had violated the Federal Motor Carrier’s hours of service violations and that his R2 brake was inoperable. Tony also proved punitive damages against the Trucking Company. The case settled out of court at Mediation, with the highest settlement award in that County.

$1,100,000 Truck Accident Wrongful Death Settlement

A truck driver negligently crossed GA 316 that led to the death of our client.

$1,000,000.00 Truck Accident Settlement – Truck Driver Negligence Leads to Severe Facial Fractures

While driving southbound on I-85, a tow truck attempted to make an illegal U-turn in between pillars under a cross-over bridge. This was an illegal move, and it resulted in a serious car accident with our client, who was traveling in the far left lane when the tow truck driver attempted this left turn. The tow truck could not complete the turn quickly enough and our client struck the back of the truck, causing their car to overturn into the median. Our client suffered numerous facial fractures, a broken jaw, lost many teeth, and had to undergo a number of surgeries. The tow truck’s insurance company attempted to deny liability, claiming that their driver had used his emergency lights and signaled that he was turning left, however, Attorney Tony Kalka and Attorney Matthew Broun at The Kalka Law Group discovered that these were aftermarket lights that were not up to code. By proving this negligence on behalf of the tow truck company for not providing proper lights on their vehicles, Attorney Kalka and Attorney Broun recovered a $1 million settlement to cover all of our client’s medical expenses past and future, as well as pain and suffering, lost wages, and other associated costs.

$1,000,000.00 Auto Accident – Tow Truck Company

Our client was traveling to work in LaGrange, GA. A tow truck was sticking out in the road and our client hit it. After an extensive investigation, our experts determined that the tow-truck had improper aftermarket lighting and was in violation of multiple safety codes and regulations. Our client suffered skull fractures and a broken forehead. We were able to recover $1,000,000 for our client after a much lower initial offer from the tow truck’s insurance company.

$800,000 Auto Accident – Tractor Trailer Rear End Accident

Our client was traveling along the connector during rush hour when they were rear-ended by a tractor trailer. Our client suffered such back pain as a result of the accident, they had to have a spinal cord stimulator implanted in their back. The tractor trailer’s insurance company initially offered $250,000, but we were ultimately able to recover $850,000 from the insurance company for our client.

$755,000.00 Illegal U-Turn Trucking Accident Settlement

Fulton County-Interstate 75. Our client was traveling down the highway on his way to the airport to begin work for the day. The tractor trailer missed its turn and attempted to make a U-turn. However, the truck became stuck in mud and debris; the trailer was blocking two lanes. Client’s vehicle struck the broadside of the trailer at 55 miles per hour. Client suffered a broken back and a shattered kneecap. The truck driver and the national trucking company testified that the truck driver was making a left turn and became stuck in mud. National truck company alleged that our client should have perceived the truck and that our client had the last clear chance to avoid the accident. The Kalka Law Group successfully proved that the trucking company’s trailer did not have proper lights or reflecting taping under 49.CRF 392.33 and was in violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act. The Kalka Law Group also subpoenaed the trucking company’s navigation and electric tracking system, which proved that the truck driver was making an illegal U-turn. This vehicle maneuver violated state law and internal company policies and procedure. The Kalka Law Group successfully secured millions of dollars in a confidential settlement that proved for the client and the future of the client’s family