Though collisions involving passenger cars are more common, truck accidents are far more likely to be deadly or cause serious injuries. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles reports that someone is killed or injured in around 43% of all commercial vehicle crashes, as compared to one-third of crashes involving smaller motor vehicles. The lives of victims and their families are changed forever as they try to recover from their overwhelming losses, especially since the injuries are often much more severe.
Fortunately, Virginia law provides legal remedies to recover compensation for your losses if you were hurt in a commercial vehicle collision. Mr. Hoen is dedicated to ensuring you get the full amount available by law. Please contact Hampton Injury Law to set up a free consultation regarding your options, and read on for some important information about these claims.
In some ways, truck crashes are like most other types of motor vehicle accidents. The driver fails to exercise reasonable caution behind the wheel, causing a collision that injures others. However, incidents involving 18-wheelers, box trucks, semi tractors, delivery trucks, and other commercial vehicles are more devastating because of the size differential. Large trucks can be up to 25 times heavier than passenger cars, depending on the cargo. There can be catastrophic casualties when the truck driver:
Besides the difference in size, there are other factors that make truck accidents different from typical car collisions:
Truck accident injuries have severe consequences, with physical, financial, and emotional implications. Fortunately, Virginia law allows you to recover compensation for such losses as:
If you or a loved one was hurt in a collision with a commercial vehicle, it is critical to retain a Jamestown truck accident lawyer that has experience with the claims process and will fight for your rights in negotiations with an insurance company. Please call Hampton Injury Law to schedule a free consultation today. You can reach the office by calling 757.838.1136 or going online. Mr. Hoen can review your circumstances and explain your legal remedies.
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