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Big Rig Truck Accident Attorneys
Because of their size and weight, accidents that involve big rigs can result in very serious injuries that can be life changing, and are sometimes fatal. The average commercial truck weighs around 80,000 pounds, which is twenty times the weight of a normal passenger car. Property damage also tends to be greater than an accident involving two cars because of the size differences between passenger vehicles and semi trucks.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident with a tractor trailer, hiring an experienced truck accident attorney immediately after the accident is one of the most important things you can do. These types of accidents can be very complex and have multiple legal issues, as trucking companies and truck drivers are often insured by multiple carriers, so more than one party may be responsible for compensating you for your injuries. At Randall J. Trost, P.C., we have helped truck accident victims and their families since 1982.
How Truck Accidents Are Different From Car Accidents
Accidents that involve large or commercial trucks are very different than an accident that involves two passenger vehicles. The size and weight difference between a semi truck and a car usually results in more serious injuries to the accident victims, which can mean increased medical bills and post accident care. There is also far greater property damage to the surrounding property and involved vehicles in these types of accidents.
Top Truck Accident Factors:
Traffic flow interruption (congestion, auto crash)
Unfamiliarity with roadway
Poor Road conditions due to weather
Driver error (accelerating too quickly or braking issues)
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
What Steps Should I Take After a Truck Accident?Anyone that is involved in an accident that involves a large truck can experience confusion and be shaken up immediately after the collision. Receiving medical treatment from medical workers at the scene for any injuries or burns can be overwhelming, in addition to answering questions from police officers who are investigating the incident.
In accidents that aren’t life threatening and don’t require immediate hospitlization, there are steps that you can take that will help document the incident. The police will conduct witness interviews and take photographs of the scene and vehicles involved, but documenting as much information as you can yourself will help insure against anything the police may overlook.
Step 1: SEEK Medical attention
STEP 2: Contact the police
STEP 3: Exchange information with the truck driver
STEP 4: statement to police
STEP 5: Document Information
STEP 6: contact randall j. trost, p.c.
Who is Responsible for My Truck Accident?
- Truck driver
- Truck company
- Owner of the truck
- Company leasing the truck
- Company leasing the trailer
- Shipper who wanted the load transported
- Truck, trailer or parts manufacturer
Why Choose Us?
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At Trost Law Group, our experienced and dedicated Injury Lawyers have used their unrivaled skill and experienced to help thousands of injured clients throughout the state of Virginia for the past 35 years. All of our clients are assigned to a dedicated case manager, and are treated like part of the family. Contact us today to begin the defense of your case with our free, no obligation case review and experience the Trost difference.
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Lynchburg, VA 24504
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