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Northern Virginia has several major interstates and highways. It is a common sight to see commercial trucks traveling on these highways to deliver cargo and goods. Unfortunately, a variety of factors result in commercial truck drivers causing catastrophic collisions with other vehicles on the road.
If you need to pursue a high amount of compensation after suffering serious injuries in a truck accident, call on Portner & Shure, P.A. Our Vienna truck accident lawyers have built a reputation for taking on major trucking companies and their insurers for our clients. You do not need to stress the legal details on your own when we are in your corner and acting on your behalf.
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Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Virginia
The commercial trucking industry is extremely competitive. Commercial truck drivers spend long hours in isolated conditions while driving 40-ton vehicles across our nation’s roadways. Despite extensive Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, truck accidents occur at an alarming frequency.
Leading causes of truck accidents are:
- Trucker fatigue: Federal law limits the number of hours that truck drivers are permitted to drive before having to take required rest periods. However, truck drivers often ignore these regulations and forgo sleep to deliver their cargo on schedule. Truck drivers who fail to deliver their cargo on schedule often face financial penalties. river fatigue can result in inattentiveness, reduced reaction time, and other serious issues.
- Drug abuse: Truck drivers sometimes consume illegal or over-the-counter stimulants to counter the effects of driver fatigue. After the stimulant wears off, the effects of driver fatigue are amplified, though.
- Speeding: Truck drivers frequently travel more than the posted speed limit to deliver their cargo on schedule. Due to their large size, commercial trucks require more time and distance to stop than smaller vehicles. Commercial trucks that speed present a significant hazard to other vehicles on the highway.
- Illegal driving maneuvers: There are certain roadways and areas that commercial trucks are not permitted to travel. This is because commercial trucks require more road space to turn.
Injuries & Damages Truck Accident Cases
Collisions involving commercial trucks are made worse by their size. The resulting injuries are often severe. A negligent driver who is operating a commercial truck has transformed the truck into a lethal weapon. A collision with a 40-ton object that is moving a high rate of speed often results in catastrophic and permanent injuries.
Severe injuries in truck accidents include:
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
Catastrophic injuries often require emergency medical treatments, surgeries, and extensive rehabilitation once the patient leaves the hospital. It is common for such injuries to have lifelong effects such as permanent pain and loss of function.
In your claim, we can calculate all types of damages you can seek. We want to secure 100% of your medical bills and lost wages. We also want to convince the defendant or a jury to pay you a fair amount of non-economic damages related to your undue pain and suffering.
Will Your Truck Accident Case Go to Litigation?
There is a good chance that the defending trucking company will threaten to take your case to litigation because they want to scare you away. They also do not want to give you the full value of your claim, which could be nearing seven-figures. Do not be afraid of litigation when you have our attorneys in your corner.
We know how to carefully build a claim that proves with a preponderance of evidence that you are not the one to blame for your truck accident. Our team can network with crash reconstruction professionals, truck safety experts, medical doctors, and more to gather evidence in your favor.
Get Your Case Rolling
The start of your truck accident case is probably the most difficult step. We are here to help you take that leap, though. As your trusted Vienna truck accident lawyers, we will do all we can to ensure the success of your claim as if we were representing a close friend. In fact, we see you as a close friend in need already.
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