Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in Virginia, but the city is no stranger to modern threats like truck accidents. Nearby Interstate 64 presents a considerable risk to motorists. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles reported in 2017 that 75% of all crashes involving large trucks occur on such roadways. Whether the truck accident is on the Interstate, Route 5, Route 199 or the Colonial Parkway, injured victims suffer significant losses, physically, emotionally, and financially. Under the circumstances, it is critical to work with a Jamestown truck accident lawyer who can protect your rights.
Virginia law allows you to recover compensation if you were injured in a crash with an 18-wheeler, box truck, delivery truck, or another large commercial vehicle. However, the process is complicated, especially since insurance companies will fight your claim every step of the way. Mr. Hoen has almost 30 years of experience fighting on behalf of victims, so he is prepared to go up against stingy insurers. Please contact Hampton Injury Law to set up a free consultation to learn more about your options.
Truck collisions usually occur because of negligence, which means you must prove that the operator breached the legal duty of care and directly caused the accident. However, negligence takes many forms in any type of motor vehicle crash, including truck crashes. Certain types of negligence are common, such as:
In addition, truck drivers are often under significant pressure to travel a certain number of miles or deliver their cargo to its final destination by a deadline. Though there are “hours of service” laws that restrict the amount of time operators can travel in a day, many drivers ignore these regulations. Drowsy driving impacts reaction time, while falling asleep at the wheel can lead to horrendous accidents.
Considering the size and weight of a truck, particularly when fully loaded with cargo, it is easy to see why accidents can lead to devastating injuries for occupants of other vehicles. Victims may suffer:
Fortunately, Virginia law allows you to recover compensation for the losses you sustain as a result of your injuries. With the help of a truck accident attorney, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and many other losses.
Large truck collisions are different from other motor vehicle crashes, which is why it is critical to retain a Jamestown truck accident lawyer to fight for your rights as an injured victim. If you want to know more about your options under Virginia law, please call Hampton Injury Law at (757) 838-1136 or visit the firm online. Mr. Hoen can explain your options after conducting a free case assessment regarding the details of your claim.