No two accidents are the same, and this holds especially true for Virginia trucking accidents. The trucking industry’s complex laws combined with multiple theories of liability and responsibility make these cases exceedingly complicated. These accidents often result in severe injuries, and truck accident injury victims should consult with an attorney to discuss their rights and potential remedies.
Large commercial trucks and tractor-trailers pose significant dangers to motorists, passengers, and everyone else on the road. Accidents involving these vehicles can wreak havoc on a victim, and in many situations, an initial truck accident can set off a chain of collisions. In addition to additional vehicle collisions, these large trucks can cause infrastructure damage that may reverberate throughout an area. This damage can cause a series of unfortunate events that may result in additional accidents.
For instance, a recent Virginia news report described a tractor-trailer collision with another vehicle. Although the initial accident did not result in serious injuries, police stated several power lines were down because of the collision. Downed power lines can result in additional accidents related to the physical road hazard or malfunctioning safety lights.
Commercial trucking accidents include vehicles such as semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, flatbeds, garbage trucks, mass transit buses, and other similar vehicles. Liability often depends on the type of vehicle and the specific circumstances that led to the accident. In trucking accidents, the trucking company may be responsible if they failed to maintain and load their vehicles properly. Further, truck or bus manufacturers may be liable for defective parts that caused the accident.
In addition to private commercial trucking companies, governmental entities may be responsible for Virginia trucking accidents. These cases typically arise when the negligent driver operates a city bus, fire truck, city utility vehicle, or similar automobile. State laws surrounding sovereign immunity may make these cases more complicated. Injury victims should contact an attorney to preserve their right to recovery.
Retaining an experienced Virginia truck accident attorney is critical to successful and sufficient recovery. These cases are challenging because trucking companies and employers often find loopholes to avoid paying out large settlements. A common tactic is avoiding responsibility by claiming that the truck driver was an independent contractor. An attorney can help investigate and present a legally sound claim for damages.
Have You Suffered Injuries in a Virginia Trucking Accident?
The experienced attorneys at Robinson Law, PLLC can help you recover damages after a Virginia trucking accident. The attorneys at our law firm maintain an active practice representing injury victims throughout the state. We handle claims stemming from motor vehicle accidents, defective products, worksite injuries, premises liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse and negligence. Our experienced attorneys have recovered significant amounts of compensation on behalf of Virginia injury victims. Compensation in these cases often includes payments for acute and ongoing medical treatment, property damage, lost wages and benefits, pain and suffering, and funeral and burial expenses. Contact our office at 703-649-4500, to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney at our law firm.