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Trucking Accident Lawyers in Lynchburg & Danville

The Danger of Commercial Trucks On Roads & Highways

With an enormous amount of mass and momentum, commercial trucks, such as 18-wheelers, have the potential to inflict a significant amount of damage to other vehicles and drivers on roads and highways throughout Virginia. Commercial trucking accidents are an all-too-common occurrence, particularly due to the fact that many truck drivers and their companies neglect safety concerns for the sake of time and profit.

Trucking companies are governed by numerous state and federal regulations regarding how they are supposed to operate and maintain their vehicles. When they fail to abide by the rules, and cause serious injury to others on the road, our Lynchburg personal injury attorneys believe that they should be held fully accountable for their carelessness or recklessness.

Some of the most common causes of commercial trucking accidents are:

  • Truck driver fatigue due to lack of sleep
  • Failure to abide by speed limits or traffic laws
  • Truck drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failing to see other drivers when turning or changing lanes
  • Defective trucks or truck parts
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Poorly balanced or weighted trucks
  • Insufficient training of truck drivers

Holding Trucking Companies & Their Insurance Providers Responsible

Knowing that they face the potential for legal action being taken against them, trucking companies spend huge sums of money on insurance for their drivers. If you have been involved in an accident, these insurance providers will often do everything in their power to minimize your claim and either attempt to settle for as little as possible or deny responsibility altogether. With truck accidents, it is especially important to contact a lawyer quickly to gather evidence such as truck “black box” data. This “black box” data may make the difference in your case.

At the law office of Randall J. Trost, P.C., our Lynchburg & Danville personal injury lawyers have seen every trick in the book when it comes to these entities trying to avoid their financial obligation to victims. We are fully prepared to go up against them and fight for the full amount of compensation that you are entitled.

Learn more about how we can assist you with your case. Schedule your free initial consultation by contacting us at 434.738.2300 today!

Get the Compensation You Need

to Move On with Your Life

Many accident victims come out on the other side of an accident feeling unsure of their rights, uncertain about their rights, and unclear about the future. We know that you – and your family – may be grappling with a life-changing event. For this reason, and many others, we take the time to actually hear out your concerns or questions. We pursue every possible avenue to vindicate your rights.

Why Hire Us?
  • We have served Virginians since 1982
  • We offer free initial consultations
  • We have decades of combined experience
  • You pay nothing unless we recover
  • You get legal counsel you can trust
  • You get personal, one-on-one attention