Tractor-trailer accidents often cause serious injuries to drivers and passengers in traditional vehicles. Those involved in heavy truck crashes not only have to deal with immediate medical emergencies but also the possibility of tremendous long-term care and expenses. At Randall Page, P.C., we are here to help when you need a Virginia tractor-trailer accident attorney. We have the resources necessary to conduct a full investigation into these claims to secure the compensation our clients need.
Large commercial vehicles such as tractor-trailers operate regularly in and around Emporia and Courtland. In Emporia, I-95 and I-58 come together, leading to a significant increase in commercial truck activity in the region, particularly in the Southampton and Greensville County areas. The Commonwealth of Virginia relies on these vehicles to help ensure our economy remains stable. However, according to data available from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, we can see that there were nearly 2,500 total crashes involving large trucks during the latest reporting year of data we have available. Out of these incidents, there were
When we look at this data, we can see that a significant percentage of tractor-trailer accidents result in an injury or fatality for those involved. According to data available for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), we know that a fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and reach up to 75 feet in length. A vehicle of this size can inflict significant damage on smaller passenger vehicles.
At Randall Page, P.C., our Virginia truck accident lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained the following injuries in these incidents:
Liability for these incidents often falls on a truck driver or trucking company. Truck drivers must be properly licensed and trained to operate these large vehicles. If a truck driver fails to follow traffic laws, operates their vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs, drives while distracted, or overloads the truck, serious crashes can occur.
It is up to trucking companies to ensure that every vehicle is inspected and maintained regularly in order to prevent vehicle failure while the truck is on the roadway. Trucking companies must also ensure that every driver is properly trained and that the drivers follow all FMCSA regulations.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident caused by the negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company, contact an attorney immediately. At Randall Page, P.C., our dedicated team pledges to investigate every aspect of your claim. This can include:
When you need a tractor-trailer accident attorney in Virginia, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 757-517-8956. We stand ready to help truck accident victims in and around the Greensville and Southampton County areas.