With the increase in traffic and numbers of tractor-trailers on America’s highways, accidents involving trucks are common and are often catastrophic. Such accidents are frequent on Interstate 81 and Interstate 95 here in Virginia. Although trucking accidents are not as common as automobile accidents, they can be devastating because of the sheer size and weight of a tractor trailer. Fatalities are common and the medical bills and future care costs for someone injured by a truck are frequently astronomical.
If injured in a trucking accident, it is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Once an insurance company learns that one of its insured’s trucks has been involved in an accident, it will immediately have investigators, experts, and attorneys interviewing witnesses and examining the scene, evidence, and GPS data to develop a defense as soon as possible.
Our attorneys are familiar with Federal Motor Carrier Regulations regarding trucks, “black box” and GPS computer data on trucks, maintenance issues involving trucks, and negligent hiring laws concerning truck drivers. Quickly contacting an attorney experienced with trucking accidents will help ensure that your legal rights are protected and that all the facts relevant to the accident are made available.
We have several trucking accident reports in our Case Results page.
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