Virginia Beach Truck Accident Attorneys Fight for Their Clients
Strong legal advocates seek high settlements and verdicts for truck accident victims in Virginia
Truck accidents can result in devastating injuries. Unfortunately, insurance companies sometimes try to take advantage of victims by making a quick lowball offer. Hiring an attorney and filing suit can greatly increase your chances of getting fair compensation for your injuries. If you have been injured in collision involving a commercial vehicle, a careful and compassionate Virginia Beach truck accident attorney from Ernest Law Group, PLC can provide the skilled representation you need.
Why truck accidents are so deadly
Truck crashes are among the deadliest types of vehicle accidents, mainly because trucks are so much larger and heavier than the cars, motorcycles and pedestrians they share the road with, especially when they are loaded with cargo. When trucks lose control, they can cause multi-car pileups that can result in catastrophic injury and wrongful death. We understand how tragic these accidents can be and if you or your loved ones are injured or killed in one, we will work zealously to seek the compensation you deserve.
Frequent causes of commercial vehicle collisions
Top causes of truck accidents include:
- Drowsy driving
- Unbalanced loads
- Driving under the influence
- Road hazards
- Inexperienced and poorly trained truck drivers
Our personal injury lawyers know how to discover the causes and the parties at fault.
Common types of accidents in Virginia
Truck accidents can take several different forms, depending on the circumstances, including:
- Rear-end collisions
- T-bone accidents at intersections
- Sideswiping other vehicles
These accidents can be the result of negligence by one or more of various parties, including the:
- Trucking company
- Cargo loaders
- Truck manufacturer
We investigate the circumstances of the accident to determine what happened and who was responsible.
What a Virginia Beach truck accident attorney can do
Insurance companies don’t hand out significant settlements unless they have to. A critical factor in obtaining fair compensation for your injuries is to prove that the party at fault was indeed negligent and that you weren’t. Our trucking accident attorneys will gather the evidence you need to make the best possible case for maximum compensation, such as:
- Police and other investigative reports
- Truck event data recorders
- Driver logs
- Cell phone records
- Maintenance records
- Analyses by accident reconstruction, trucking and other relevant experts
If the insurance company won’t settle, we use this evidence to bolster your case at trial.
How long do you have to file a truck accident claim in Virginia?
You only have a limited time to file a legal action after you have been injured. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Virginia states that in most cases if you don’t file a suit within two years of your injury, you will lose your chance to sue. In fact, you should hire an attorney as soon as possible, because it’s easier to find evidence immediately after the accident. If you retain us in a timely manner, we will make sure your lawsuit is filed within the relevant time limit.
What costs can you receive compensation for?
If you were injured in a truck accident that was not your fault, you can pursue compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage and other applicable losses. Make sure to discuss with us all of the losses and inconveniences you experienced as a result of the accident so that your lawsuit demands compensation for everything you are entitled to.
Contact an effective Virginia truck accident attorney for a consultation
Ernest Law Group, PLC advocates on behalf of clients throughout the Hampton Roads area who have been hurt in truck accidents. Please call 757-289-2499 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Virginia Beach office.
Our Attorneys Can Help
If you are injured in an accident that is not your fault, your best bet is to contact a personal injury attorney to help you deal with the legal issues while you can focus on healing and recovery.