Your father needs to speak with a well Rated AVVO lawyer as soon as possible. If the driver intentionally hit your father then the at fault driver may be excluded from his insurance policy. It is very important to speak with a lawyer so that your father has a complete understanding of the issues that lay ahead of him.
Georgia automobile insurance policies have medical payment coverage, which you maybe confusing with PIP. If you were involved an out of state accident in a state such as FL then there may possibly be PIP coverage. Regardless, you need to speak to an Attorney to properly handle your situation.
Report this claim to your own insurance company and take pictures to document the damages. In Georgia you have 2'years to file a law suit for injuries and 4 years to file a law suit for damage to your car.
An integral part of our legal system is the right to have a lawyer of your choice. Lawyers specialize in different areas of the law and this is always something that should be effectively communicated between the lawyer and the client. For example, we specialize in personal injury and have many slip and fall case settlements and verdicts. However, we do not specialize in criminal law or tax law and should a client call our office with a tax law or criminal law issue we generally place that...
You husband has multiple ways for to recover and be compensated for this accident. Many attorneys have responded to your question and I suggest you contact an experienced attorney ASAP. The trucking company has no obligation to retain log book or speed data unless they are properly placed on notice. Please contact a lawyer as soon as practicable. We specialize in Truck Accidents and would be happy to speak to you about your case. 404 835 8072
Small Claims Court referred to as Magistrate Court in GA has a maximum recovery of $15,000. Additionally, you will need a physician's affidavit and other requirements governed under OCGA 9-11-9.1 Accordingly, Magistrate Court is not a good option for your case.