Newport News may not be the most populous city in Virginia, but truck accidents are still a threat to motorists. In fact, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles reported in 2017 that 75% of all accidents involving large trucks occur on nearby interstates like Interstate 64 and 664, which run through Newport News. The consequences for injured victims can be devastating, which is why retaining a Newport News truck accident lawyer is essential.
If you were hurt in a collision involving an 18-wheeler, box truck, delivery truck, or another large commercial vehicle, you do have rights under Virginia law. Mr. Hoen is an attorney with almost 30 years of experience representing victims of truck accidents, so he knows the intricacies of the relevant statutes and the tactics insurance companies use to deny your claim. Please contact Hampton Injury Law to set up a free case evaluation today.
Accidents often happen because the truck operator made a mistake or exercised poor judgment while driving. In legal terms, this carelessness is called negligence and you can recover compensation if you can prove four elements:
Though the above elements may seem straightforward, there are certain factors that make truck collisions more complicated than a typical car accident.
Despite the complications, a truck accident attorney can help you get the highest compensation available by law. You may be able to recover for:
For more information on your rights as the victim of a truck collision, please call Hampton Injury Law at (757) 838-1136 to schedule a free consultation. Mr. Hoen can review your circumstances and explain your legal options. You can also visit the firm’s website to learn more about how a Newport News truck accident lawyer is a valuable asset in recovering compensation for your losses.