$1,750,000 Settlement – Truck Accident
Shiver Hamilton Campbell successfully represented a man who was badly injured when a truck, owned by a prominent national corporation, rear-ended the car he was driving. Our client suffered a badly damaged disc in his back which required a difficult and expensive surgery. Our client’s medical bills were approximately $170,000 and he struggled with acute pain.
In this case, the injured party was initially represented by an attorney who lacked the resources to bring necessary pressure to bear on a powerful national corporation to achieve successful results. Before Shiver Hamilton Campbell was brought in, the corporation had made no realistic offers to settle the case.
The lawyers of Shiver Hamilton Campbell conducted a thorough investigation and took depositions from everyone involved, seeking to establish negligence by the truck driver and the company that employed him. They also deposed their client’s doctor to clearly establish the severity of the injuries and the fact that they were a direct result of the truck accident.
Our client was a manual laborer, paid by the hour. Many working-class people like him live paycheck to paycheck. If you are unable to work, the money literally stops flowing immediately, causing bills to pile up and options to quickly dwindle. Clients are sometimes forced to rely on help from friends or family to get by. It is hard to successfully negotiate with powerful insurance companies when you are financially desperate.
When defense counsel was presented with the evidence of negligence compiled by Shiver Hamilton Campbell, they made the $1.75 million settlement offer that Shiver Hamilton Campbell’s client accepted.
Truck Accident Investigations
Truck accident cases can be extremely complex. They are very different from auto-accident injury cases. Tractor-trailer trucks, motor carriers, and their drivers are subject to a wide range of government rules and regulations. Proper investigation routinely involves consulting with regulatory experts and engineers, or with law enforcement professionals who specialize in forensic investigation and reconstruction of crashes.
It is critically important that any lawyer handling a tractor-trailer case know the technical regulations and have extensive experience in these cases. But that is not enough. The trucking accident attorney must also treat the case with urgency; taking immediate steps to preserve evidence, interview witnesses, and document the accident scene.
Shiver Hamilton Campbell has the skills and dedication to obtain fair outcomes for clients. They have won many major victories for clients by obtaining evidence of wrongdoing by trucking companies and drivers that many lawyers might have missed altogether. Shiver Hamilton Campbell often represents Atlanta, Georgia clients who lack the financial means to weather the storm when accidents like this happen.
Handling Large Insurance Companies
Insurance companies have a single objective. That want to pay out as little as possible to injured people who have submitted a claim, and they will use every tool at their disposal. They know that time is on their side in many cases like this. If they can delay the case long enough, many people will be forced to accept settlement offers that are significantly lower than they could have been.
In this case, the injured party was initially represented by an attorney who lacked the resources to bring necessary pressure to bear on a powerful national corporation to achieve successful results. Shiver Hamilton Campbell has extensive truck accident experience and a team of skilled attorneys who can learn all the relevant facts and prepare them to be maximally effective for their clients in court. Shiver Hamilton Campbell also has the reputation as a fierce advocate that can bring defendants like big insurance companies to the settlement table. Before Shiver Hamilton Campbell was brought in, the corporation had made no realistic offers to settle the case.
Shiver Hamilton Campbell prepares all cases to go to jury. That is the only way you can level the playing field with powerful defendants, and that is what they did in this case. The lawyers of Shiver Hamilton Campbell conducted a thorough investigation and took depositions from everyone involved, seeking to establish negligence by the truck driver and the company that employed him. They also deposed their client’s doctor to clearly establish the severity of the injuries and the fact that they were a direct result of the truck accident.
Contact an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer
Shiver Hamilton Campbell recognizes the needs of clients in cases like this trucking accident. They often need a swift resolution precisely because of the financial distress often caused by unforeseen accidents. The young man, in this case, placed his trust in Shiver Hamilton Campbell to achieve a fair verdict in a timely manner. Less than a year passed from the time Shiver Hamilton Campbell took the case until it was settled, an extremely quick timeline for such a significant settlement.
Shiver Hamilton Campbell brings compassion and zeal to every case. They dedicate whatever resources are necessary to make sure clients are treated fairly and that justice is done. They know there is more at stake than just a legal judgment, that clients often need counsel across a range of problems and issues that go beyond the particulars of their case. They value the people they represent as deserving of justice and respect.