Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. – Attorneys at Law

Chesapeake, Virginia Truck Accident Attorney

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.

How do Truck Accidents Happen?

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:

  • Speeding
  • Dangerous lane-changing
  • Drunk driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Tailgating
  • Unlicensed drivers
  • Distracted driving
  • Dangerous road conditions
  • Aggressive or reckless driving
  • Wide-angled turns
  • Driving under the influence
  • Failure to ensure that the truck bed load is secured
  • Improper loading of or overloading of trucks
  • Failure to use proper turn signals
  • Bad brakes or tires on a vehicle
  • Improperly maintained trucks
  • Trucks with defects
  • Failure to comply with a vehicle, or trucking company regulations

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.

What Are Some Common Truck Accident Injuries?

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:

  • Crush injuries
  • amputations
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Open head wounds
  • Internal organ damage
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord trauma

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.

Possible Compensation for Truck Accidents

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:

  • Lost income
  • Loss of future earnings and benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Punitive damages in cases of gross negligence
  • Past and future medical expenses for injuries related to the accident

The amount you may be entitled to will depend on the facts of your case and the severity of your injuries.

Contact Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C.

Having an experienced Chesapeake, VA truck accident lawyer in your corner will make all the difference in winning your case. If you or a loved one were involved in a truck accident, call us at 757-517-8956 or fill out our online contact form.

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