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
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!