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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:

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Brake Problems

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Traffic flow interruption (congestion, auto crash)

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Unfamiliarity with roadway

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Poor Road conditions due to weather

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Driver error (accelerating too quickly or braking issues)

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Inadequate surveillance

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Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

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Mechanical failure

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Fatigue

FAQ

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
In cases that involve serious injury victims are normally evaluated and treated at the scene before being transported to the hospital. In incidents that don’t require emergency medical attention, injury victims should inform their doctor that they have been in a truck accident and seek an immediate evaluation to document their injuries.
STEP 2: Contact the police
After it is determined that you don’t need immediate medical assistance you or someone else should contact the police to report the accident. Without an official police report it can be difficult to prove that the truck driver caused your injuries.
STEP 3: Exchange information with the truck driver
While waiting for the police to arrive, you can exchange license and registration information with the truck driver if they are cooperative. If the truck driver refuses to exchange information you can just wait for the police to arrive and they will collect the information.
STEP 4: statement to police
You can provide facts of the accident to the police, but don’t discuss any of the specifics of the accident with any of the drivers or other parties involved. 
STEP 5: Document Information
If you have a cell phone with a camera take pictures that document the accident. Photograph all of the vehicles involved, skid marks, damage to terrain caused by the accident, debris in the roadway, and any injuries that you may have sustained.
STEP 6: contact randall j. trost, p.c.
Our truck accident attorneys at Randall J. Trost, P.C. have helped injury victims and their families throughout Virginia since 1982. We are familiar with the tactics used by trucking insurance companies to minimize and deny claims, and have the expertise, experience and resources to go up against any insurance company while protecting your rights and fighting for the compensation and damages you desere for your injuries.

Who is Responsible for My Truck Accident?

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, there are a number of parties who may be liable for your losses. It is not uncommon for these parties to deny fault or liability for a crash. The liable parties can include the following:
  • 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?

The Trost Law Difference

Each year thousands of accident and injury victims in Virginia search for the right firm to help them. Hiring an attorney to represent you with your injury claim is one of the first and most important decisions you can make, and one that you have full control over.

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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Decades of Skill & Experience

Our team has had decades of first hand litigation and trial experience that we put to use for the benefit of our clients.
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No Upfront Fees

Because we accept personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you won’t pay any legal fees unless we win your case. A percentage of the final recovery will be used to pay for our services.
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Time Tested & Proven Results

We have developed time tested and proven methods over the past 35 years that have resulted in maximum compensation for our clients.
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Randall J. Trost, P.C

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Lynchburg, VA 24504

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