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TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS IN VIRGINIA BEACH

FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO COMPENSATION

Helping you pick up the pieces after a serious wreck in Chesapeake, Norfolk or Hampton Roads

Due to their size and weight, trucks are some of the most dangerous vehicles on Virginia roadways. If you or someone you love has suffered serious injuries in a truck crash, you need an experienced lawyer by your side. The Virginia Beach accident attorneys of the W. Ware Morrison Law Group work diligently to obtain the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.

Truck accident facts

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While large trucks account for a small percentage of the vehicles on the road (less than three percent), they account for a significant number of fatalities and injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one out of every nine fatal accidents involves a tractor-trailer.

 

In 2011, more than 3,700 people were killed in large truck crashes, while 88,000 were injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Large trucks are defined as those weighing at least 10,000 pounds and may range from dump trucks to 18-wheelers.

Common causes of truck crashes

In recent years, federal and state regulators have taken steps to increase truck safety. Measures include adopting cellphone use restrictions, limiting the number of hours drivers can work without rest and requiring mandatory substance abuse testing. Nonetheless, drivers still engage in dangerous driving behaviors. Some of the most common causes of large truck accidents include:

Truck accidents cause a variety of serious injuries, including spinal cord trauma, traumatic brain injuries, fractures and internal organ damage. To achieve the best compensation possible, it is imperative to identify all avenues of recovery, which may include:

You need an experienced Virginia Beach truck accident attorney on your side

 

At the W. Ware Morrison Law Group, we understand how devastating truck accidents can be for victims and their families. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no legal fee unless you win. Whether you reside in Norfolk, Chesapeake or anywhere in the Hampton Roads area, call an attorney at our Virginia Beach office today at 757.401.4378 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case.

Determining responsibility after a truck crash

  • The driver

  • The owner

  • The employer of the driver

  • The vehicle or vehicle part manufacturers

  • Drowsy driving — Despite new hours-of-service rules designed to reduce driver fatigue, drivers and trucking companies facing tight deadlines still try to push the limits of safe driving.

  • Unsafe driving behaviors — Speeding, driving aggressively, failure to check blind spots, tailgating and improper lane changes all increase the risk of an accident.

  • Distraction — While texting and talking on cellphones while behind the wheel is illegal, truck drivers frequently do both. They also engage in other distracting activities like eating, smoking, programming navigation devices and adjusting the radio, which can take their focus off the road.

  • Equipment malfunction — Trucking companies must routinely inspect and maintain their fleet. Faulty brakes and worn tires are the most commonly cited equipment failures.

To determine the exact cause of a truck crash, experienced injury attorneys conduct a thorough investigation, which may include obtaining the driver’s logbook, vehicle maintenance records, and inspection reports as well as collecting on-site evidence and witness accounts.

  • The loading company

  • The company that performed maintenance or inspections

Depending on the circumstances of your case, one or more of these parties may be responsible for your medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages caused.