What Factors Cause Tractor-Trailer Collisions In Virginia?

Of all the motor vehicle accidents that occur on Virginia's highways, the most serious tend to be truck accidents. Crash victims can suffer from catastrophic injuries, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis or death.

If you or someone you love was involved in a serious tractor-trailer accident, contact David D. Walker, P.C. I have worked with injured individuals for more than 40 years. I have developed a reputation as a highly effective personal injury lawyer, which is why cases throughout Virginia are referred to me.

What Causes Tractor-Trailer Accidents?

  • Unsafe driving behavior: Tractor-trailer drivers may speed, drive recklessly or engage in negligent acts. These dangerous actions pose serious risks for all drivers on the road.
  • Driver or mechanical error: Driving a tractor-trailer carries significant responsibility. Unfortunately, some drivers do not receive adequate training. This can cause them to commit grievous errors that result in a crash. Additionally, when trucking companies fail to provide proper maintenance to their fleet, the risk of a serious mechanical issue increases dramatically.
  • Failure to adhere to safety regulations: Federal law outlines clear rules that drivers and trucking companies must follow. These rules include a maximum number of hours someone can drive in a day or week, as well as using drugs or alcohol, which can lead to a collision.

Don't Settle For Less Than You Need

When I work with victims who suffered a severe injury from a tractor-trailer collision, I always prepare for the possibility of going to trial. Trucking companies will regularly offer low settlement offers. These offers may not fully compensate you for the physical, financial and emotional pain you and your family have endured.

Additionally, because juries are sympathetic to those involved in a tractor-trailer crash, it may be possible to secure significantly more in compensation than immediately accepting a settlement offer. As an attorney who has litigated cases since 1973, I know how to prepare to argue in front of a judge and jury. I use this experience to establish a strong argument tailored to protect your needs.

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Learn more about how I can represent your interests by scheduling a free consultation. Contact my Salem office at 540-404-1722 or via email.