Danville Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney
Danville Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney
As a Danville Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney Randall J. Trost, P.C. has helped trucking accident victims throughout the state of Virginia for over 35 years. Because of the weight and size of these large trucks the injuries sustained in these types of accidents tend to be very serious and sometimes fatal. Anytime we are retained to help a personal injury victim or a surviving family member in a truck accident case we immediately take action to protect our client’s legal rights. After an accident has occurred involving a semi-truck or commercial vehicle, we promptly send our team of truck accident investigators and attorneys to the scene. It is extremely important for them to gather and preserve important physical evidence and to document and take pictures of any vehicles involved in the accident. They will also contact and gather information from law enforcement and emergency medical personnel related to the injuries sustained by our client(s).
In addition to contacting law enforcement at the scene our Virginia tractor trailer accident lawyers will also obtain all of the accident and police reports related to the incident as they become available. When an accident involves a truck driver that is employed by a trucking company it is likely that the owner of the commercial truck and their insurance company will hire experienced attorneys to represent them in an effort to minimize or deny any potential liability they may have. As an injury victim or surviving family member seeking a wrongful death claim, we never let you face these companies or their insurance companies alone. Our 18-wheeler accident lawyers have decades of experience in tractor trailer accidents and are recognized as one of the leading truck accident lawyers in Virginia. We are a law firm you can count on to protect your rights as we seek the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced from your injuries. Insurance companies will often seek to get a statement from injury victims right after an accident has occurred. Because you are under no obligation to talk to them and because it may not be in your best interests to do so, our injury attorneys will handle all communication with the responsible parties and their insurance companies for you. Our lawyers have the experience, expertise, and resources to go up against any insurance company.
Clients are often initially surprised at how uncooperative large trucking companies and their insurance companies can be after an accident that involves one of their trucks. There are often denials and delays in the initial proceedings, and any initial offers that are made can be undervalued and even insulting based on the injuries involved. These companies are in business to make a profit, and paying out settlements, fair or not, cuts into their profits. There are many causes of large truck accidents, with driver behaviors of driver fatigue, speeding, distracted driving, obscured vision and failure to yield to other drivers among the leading causes. Mechanical and manufacturing problems, unbalanced loads and unsafe road conditions are also contributing factors. No matter what the cause, these accidents account for 48% of accidents that involve injury and more than half of the accidents that involve fatalities. One of the most important things we can do as legal professionals is to make every effort to help our clients become whole again. We always strive to put them back to where they were physically before the accident happened. In these types of cases that is not always easy, and sometimes not possible. Passenger vehicles that are involved in accidents with large trucks tend to produce very serious and potentially life altering injuries that can require life-long medical treatment.
When we have a client that has suffered spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, or any other type of serious life altering injury, getting compensation for their injuries includes many factors. In addition to their past medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering, determining what their future medical expenses, loss of economic opportunity, and in some cases punitive damages might or should be are of great importance. Part of our unwavering commitment to our clients is doing everything we can to prevent our clients from having to live their lives as an accident injury victim with financial burdens caused by the negligence of another party. Making a client whole again isn’t just related to the physical rehabilitation and recovery from their injuries. Aggressively pursuing the maximum compensation that will provide for and ensure their financial future is equally as important.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck or big rig, contact us right away before you talk to anyone else to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. Who you hire to represent you is one of the first, and most important decisions you can make. In fact, it’s probably one of the only things you have full control over, because accidents are always unexpected and without warning. At Randall J. Trost, P.C., we treat all our clients like family. We take a personal interest in every individual or family that we represent. The outcome of your case is as important to us as it is to you. We never charge any upfront fees to help you, and we only get paid if you win. If we don’t win, you don’t owe us anything. Our office has proudly helped accident injury victims throughout Virginia since 1982, and I want you to know that we are here for you and your family if you need us.