Big Rig Accidents
Annually, more than 5,000 tractor-trailer accidents occur on roadways in the United States. Truck accidents can be caused because the vehicle is overloaded, the driver has had insufficient sleep, or the vehicle has been poorly maintained. When an accident involves a tractor trailer, the investigation is complex; in some cases, the driver, owner of the rig, or the driver’s employer may be at fault.
An accident with a truck most usually results in catastrophic injuries; the sheer size of the vehicle can cause serious damage to other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Chances are, after this type of accident, victims are going to face long recovery times.
Victims of an accident or the family member of a victim who lost her life in a truck driving accident should contact a Lynchburg, Virginia truck accident attorney immediately for help. An attorney will review the case, help you determine who is at fault, and help you file the appropriate lawsuits to hold the responsible parties accountable.