While traveling south on Cobb Parkway, our client was going straight through
an intersection that had a green light for him when he collided with a
tractor-trailer crossing through the intersection. The semi-truck was
traveling west on Cobb International and had failed to stop at the light
as it turned red. Due to the truck driver’s negligence, our client
collided straight into the right side of the semi-truck, completely damaging
the front of his pickup truck. The pickup had to be towed from the scene
of the accident because it was unable to be driven.
Proving Fault in the Accident
The semi-truck driver stated that the collision was, in fact, his fault
to the police dispatch at the scene. However, because the truck driver
was not issued a citation he later “changed” his version of
Kalka & Baer, LLC retained an expert accident reconstructionist and
obtained the squad car dash camera, which captured the truck driver stating
he ran the red light.
Establishing Negligence and Recovering the Settlement
With all of these things accounted for, our
Atlanta lawyers at Kalka & Baer could prove negligence and reckless behavior on behalf
of both the commercial truck driver and the trucking company itself. Through
rigorous representation of our client, the pickup truck driver, we recovered
a settlement of $129,500 to cover his losses.
For those that have been in a serious car accident, it may be in your best
interest to hire legal representation. Kalka & Baer, LLC offers
free initial case consultations for all prospective clients looking for legal representation in the greater
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