Helping Victims Recover From Serious Accidents Involving Trucks And 18-Wheelers
Many commercial vehicle accidents happen because drivers are tired. In other cases, drivers are speeding or unaware of other motorists on the road. Negligence on the part of a truck driver or trucking company can cause catastrophe.
A truck or tractor-trailer can wreak havoc on a smaller vehicle when there is a collision between the two. Unfortunately, many of the ensuing injuries are very serious; some are fatal.
For some accident victims, one of the most frustrating parts of a truck accident is the response from the negligent party’s insurance company. When a truck accident occurs, insurance company representatives are quick to arrive on the scene — not to help, but to collect evidence and essentially start building a case against the injured person. That’s why you need an experienced personal injury attorney to advocate for you if you have experienced a life-changing accident.
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Weisberg & Weisberg, PLLC, is a law firm based in Newport News, Virginia. We provide strong service and aggressive representation in personal injury cases involving:
- Motorists injured by 18-wheelers
- Drivers who were exhausted, distracted or under the influence
- Motorcyclists struck by trucks
- Paralysis and spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones and soft tissue injuries
- Wrongful death of family members
Every case is different. Our firm works to obtain maximum compensation for clients who have experienced significant losses.
Truck Accidents – Frequently Asked Questions
The weight and size of a commercial truck make it especially dangerous on the road. Drivers have a responsibility to drive reasonably and safely, and their companies have a responsibility to take care of them. If you were recently in an accident involving a commercial truck, you likely have concerns regarding compensation and liability.
At Weisberg & Weisberg, PLLC, our attorneys provide legal services to those in Newport News, Suffolk and other areas of Virginia with informed personal injury representation. Often, we hear the following questions regarding truck accidents:
Who Pays In A Commercial Trucking Accident?
In Virginia, the at-fault party must compensate injured parties in a trucking accident. Generally, the liable party in these cases will be one of the following:
- The employer of the driver
- The owner of the truck
- The company responsible for the truck’s cargo
- The company responsible for the truck’s maintenance and repairs
What Types Of Damages Can I Seek In A Truck Accident Claim?
Losses that ensue from a truck accident will vary. Related damages you may recover in a successful truck accident case include:
- Medical expenses
- Physical pain and mental and emotional suffering
- Lost wages from missing work or a general loss in income due to the injury
What Are Some Potential Causes Of A Truck Accident?
While every accident comes with its own unique circumstances and the truth may not always be black and white, potential causes for a truck accident may include:
- Speeding or otherwise reckless driving
- Driver exhaustion
- Inadequate rest due to a company’s failure to property provide for or train the driver
- An overburden of trailer weight or cargo
- Poor maintenance or truck design
What If I Am Partially At Fault For The Accident?
Because Virginia is a pure contributory negligence state, you may find it difficult to collect compensation if you were partially at fault for the accident. If you believe you may have had something to do with the accident, it is vital that you speak with your attorney before moving forward with a claim.
Still Have Questions? Call Us To Discuss Your Tractor-Trailer Wreck
Contact us to discuss your accident with an experienced lawyer. We will provide you with honest advice about your case. For personal attention from a professional lawyer, call our office at 757-659-9611.