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

Virginia Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney

Getting in a vehicle accident is incredibly stressful, particularly when that accident involves a commercial vehicle of any type. Commercial motor vehicles fill the roadways of Virginia, though in many cases, you may not even realize it. At Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., we are here to help when you need a Virginia commercial vehicle accident attorney. Whether you have been involved in a crash with a large semi-truck or a smaller business SUV or sedan, our attorneys are ready to help you secure the compensation you need. We proudly serve the residents of the Suffolk, Courtland, and Emporia areas.

What are commercial vehicles?

A commercial vehicle is any motor vehicle that is used for business purposes. This can include vehicles used by private businesses, government agencies, and other entities. In general, most people think of large trucks when they hear the phrase “commercial vehicle,” but the reality is that a commercial vehicle can be any type of motor vehicle. In an accident involving a commercial vehicle, determining liability can be difficult. Most commercial vehicles have higher insurance requirements, which also means that the insurance carrier is likely to put up more of a fight to keep from making large settlement payouts.

Some of the most common types of commercial vehicles in Virginia include the following:

  • Tractor-trailer
  • Semi-truck
  • Passenger bus
  • Box truck
  • Cargo van
  • Pickup truck
  • Sport utility vehicle
  • Passenger sedan
  • Cement mixer
  • Ice cream truck
  • Limousine

According to data provided by the Virginia Department of Transportation, there were nearly 5,000 total commercial motor vehicle crashes during the latest reporting year of data across the Commonwealth. The DOT says that these incidents led to:

  • 97 fatal crashes
  • 2,035 injury crashes

The injuries that result from commercial motor vehicle crashes vary widely, though the severity of the injuries increases as the size of the commercial motor vehicle involved increases. For example, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says that a fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and reach lengths of 72 feet. A vehicle of this size is likely to cause severe injuries in the event it collides with a traditional passenger vehicle. It is not uncommon for our Virginia commercial vehicle accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Crush injuries
  • Amputations
  • Internal bleeding or internal organ damage

Call us for a free consultation for your commercial vehicle accident case

If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of a commercial vehicle driver, contact an attorney for help with your case today. At Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., we pledge to conduct a full investigation into your claim in order to secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Coverage of all medical expenses related to the vehicle crash
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work while you recover
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Property damage expenses
  • Any household out-of-pocket expenses

When you need a commercial vehicle 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 have offices in Suffolk, Courtland, and Emporia, but are ready to help clients throughout the Commonwealth.

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