Trucking Accident Lawyer in Richmond, Virginia
The Gilliam Law Group has decades of experience defending the rights of people insured in truck accidents. We have the resources and the experience to represent individuals who’ve been injured in crashes involving commercial vehicles, including eighteen-wheelers.
Trucking accidents: A very devastating impact
Compared to collisions between similarly sized vehicles, being involved in a collision with a truck oftentimes means that the car occupants will be severely injured. The chances of fatal injuries are also much higher, given the size and weight of the truck. If you or your loved ones have been involved in an accident where a truck collided with your vehicle due to negligence or other factors, then you should get in touch with an experienced trucking accident attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you contact us, the easier it’s going to be for you to share important details of the accident, details that are usually forgotten if you decide to wait. The information you provide our attorneys can form the basis of a well-founded case. Call us today for a free case evaluation.
Tractor-Trailer Truck Accident Statistics
The most common cause of tractor-trailer truck collisions is truck driver negligence. Following too close, by failure to yield, improper lane change, improper turn, speeding, and running red lights are common causes. Many accidents involved at-fault drivers who were under the influence or alcohol or some other illegal substance. Shockingly, a number of truck accidents also involve sleeping, fatigued and/or ill drivers.
Trucking accidents: Your case needs to be properly investigated
We carefully investigate all of the facts concerning your incident. We talk to doctors, police officers, witnesses and others to determine the facts in your case. We may discover the following:
- The truck wasn’t inspected properly prior to the trip.
- The truck driver switched lanes illegally.
- The truck driver was very tired and fatigued.
- The truck driver wasn’t properly screened by the hiring company and/or has had previous moving violations as well.
- The truck driver was going faster than he should have, due to the road conditions.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Past Medical Bills
- Future Medical Expenses
- Past Lost Wages
- Future Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Permanent Disability
- Property Damage
Future damages and pain and suffering can be extremely difficult to calculate. The personal injury lawyers at The Gilliam Law Group can assist you in understanding what damages you may be entitled to.
Gilliam Law Group serves the entire state of Virginia and we’ll be more than happy to evaluate your case. If you decide to hire us to represent you in a trucking accident case, we’ll do everything we can in order to get you the compensation you deserve. We take Trucking accidents and the injuries of our clients very seriously and work hard in order to seek justice in your case.
Our attorneys Kent Gilliam and Matthew Mikula are more than happy to help you with your case. Call us today at 804.743.0900 or contact us online to let us know more about your case. Our lawyers will carefully review your case with no obligations and let you know more about your options regarding the pursuit of fair compensation.