Being on the road means you will encounter a wide range of vehicles during your commute. One of those types of vehicles is a truck. You never imagine that something will go wrong and you or a loved one will be involved in a truck accident. Unfortunately, a truck accident can leave those involved with catastrophic injuries and lifelong impairments. It is important to know that you have rights after a truck accident. You should consult with an experienced Chesapeake, VA truck accident attorney from Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., immediately after an accident.
Being a truck driver brings a lot of responsibility with it. Truck drivers carry large loads and must follow all of the rules of the road. When they do not or are working longer hours than they should, this can lead to serious truck accidents. Some common causes of truck accidents are:
Truck accidents can be complex and it may be necessary to have an accident reconstructionist on board to help navigate the complexities of these cases. An accident can happen at any time for any reason.
Due to the size of trucks compared to the size of passenger vehicles, injuries are often catastrophic and life-altering. Some of the most common injuries we see after truck accidents are:
In many cases, victims do not survive, and the survivors may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Some injuries like broken bones and minor lacerations can be treated with minor medical intervention and will resolve in a few months. Other injuries like paralysis have no resolution and result in a permanent impairment.
When you have been involved in a truck accident, bills will begin to pile up as a result. At Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., we will work to obtain compensation on your behalf for the following:
The amount you may be entitled to will depend on the facts of your case and the severity of your injuries.