Virginia Attorneys Seek Damages for Truck Driver Negligence
Holding truckers accountable for serious accidents and major injuries
Any driver behaving in a negligent manner poses a threat to you and your family and anyone else sharing the road. But negligence by the driver of a vehicle five times as large and heavy as the average sedan is particularly dangerous. There are many rules and regulations that truck drivers are required to follow. Failure to do so may mean they are liable for injuries in an accident they cause.
At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we are well versed in Virginia and North Carolina truck accident law, and we know the federal regulations that truck drivers must adhere to. If you have been hurt in an accident with a large truck, speak to our lawyers who can investigate whether that accident was caused by driver negligence.
There are many different types of truck accidents
Large commercial trucks have a particular commercial purpose: delivering goods on time, often under demanding schedules. Those deadlines only add to the likelihood of an accident. Most wrecks involving big trucks are caused by driver error, recklessness or negligence. Drivers are 10 times more likely to be the cause of trucking wrecks than other factors like bad weather and poor maintenance.
Sources of truck accidents include:
We can help after your accident
With more than five decades of combined experience handling car and truck accident cases on Virginia roads, our attorneys know both state and federal laws surrounding truck driver negligence. We can:
- Determine the responsible party — Some commercial trucks are owned and operated so that several companies are involved. Our firm thoroughly investigates the parties to your accident so they do not escape liability.
- Review the details of the accident — Virginia’s laws on negligence bar someone from recovering compensation if they were even the slightest bit responsible for the crash. Small details can make a huge difference in your case. Our investigative staff reviews your accident to give you the best chance of success.
- Represent you in negotiations —Many clients wish to settle cases before proceeding to trial. Our firm is experienced at negotiating settlements that meet our clients’ needs.
We take pride in helping our clients recover from truck accident injuries, and we look forward to helping you understand your rights and options after such an accident.
Contact us for more information on truck driver negligence
At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we have more than 55 years of combined experience representing Virginians and people in North Carolina in accident cases involving truck driver negligence. We have helped people who have been very seriously injured in trucking crashes in Hampton Roads and western and northern Virginia as well as in other states. If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact our firm at 757.455.0077 or online to find out more about your rights to claim against big rig drivers, the trucking companies and other parties in a free consultation.