Virginia Truck Accident Attorney
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Truck accidents are often much more dangerous than accidents involving
cars alone, due to the larger size of commercial trucks. A traffic safety
fact sheet published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
reports that in 2012 alone, there were 3,921 people killed in the U.S.
and an additional 104,000 people injured in accidents involving large trucks.
An accident involving a large truck can happen to anyone, even individuals
who practice the best defensive driving techniques. If you have been the
victim of a truck accident,
The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC can help you pursue a claim to recover compensation for your injuries.
Trucking accidents may be the result of the following:
- Illicit drug use
- Use of over-the-counter or prescription medication
- Road rage or aggressive driving
- Following another vehicle too closely (tailgating)
- Distracted driving
- Truck driver fatigue
- Failure to use a turn signal or other illegal maneuver
- Failure to check blind spots
- Vehicle part failure, such as a tire blowout
- A cargo shift
Who's liable for your injury?
If you are the victim of a trucking accident that you believe to be the
fault of the truck driver and if you have sustained damages, you may be
entitled to compensation. Parties who may be liable in a trucking accident
include the truck driver, the owner of the truck, trucking company, truck
manufacturer, and sometimes the shipper or loader of the truck's cargo.
This ultimately depends on the cause of the accident.
Questions about liability?
Get answers during a
complimentary consultation today.
If a vehicle component is to blame like a blown tire on the truck, then
the manufacturer may be liable if it were defective. Our law firm can
help you prove liability and establish damages in your case, which may
include medical bills, lost wages, earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more.
Hire a Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer With Three Decades of Experience
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a large
truck, the time to act is now. According to Virginia Code section 8.01-243,
the statute of limitations for pursuing a personal injury case is two
years from the time of the accident.
Take the first step towards compensation by
We can guide you through the process of filing your claim and help you
gather the documentation necessary to prove negligence. We can give you
more information about what types of compensation you may be eligible
to recover after a truck accident.
The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC proudly represents injured victims in Virginia,
Washington DC, and Maryland. We are here to lend you a helping when you
need it the most.