When a serious accident involving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) occurs, the aftermath can be overwhelming. Victims often face extensive medical bills, lost wages, and physical and emotional trauma.
Georgia law offers a valuable tool for those seeking compensation in trucking accident cases: the direct action statutes. In this blog post, we’ll explore Georgia’s direct action statutes in the context of trucking cases and explain how they can provide victims with a more direct path to pursuing compensation.
Georgia’s direct action statutes, such as O.C.G.A. §§ 40-2-140 and 40-1-112, are laws that allow accident victims to bring a lawsuit directly against the insurance company if the at-fault vehicle was a commercial motor vehicle or motor carrier. Typically, your lawyer is not allowed to mention that an insurance company is involved in defending against your case. But when a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is at-fault, you can actually sue the insurance company directly. This helps the jury understand that there is insurance coverage available to compensate victims for their injuries and damages.
If you’ve been involved in a trucking accident in Georgia, make sure your attorney understands Georgia’s direct action statutes and how they can help you obtain more financial compensation for your injuries.
In the aftermath of a trucking accident in Georgia, the direct action statutes can be a powerful tool for victims seeking justice. By understanding your rights and working with an experienced attorney, you can navigate the legal landscape with confidence, knowing that you have a path to the compensation you need to rebuild your life.
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