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.
What types of damages can you expect?
Pain and Suffering
Permanent Impairment and Disfigurement
Punitive Damages (in some cases)
Before you are able to recover any damages, there are several things that you must do and prove. Getting from point A to point B is typically a significant amount of effort and work. While you are recovering from your injuries, you should be focusing on getting better. All the while the insurance companies are looking for ways to deny coverage or to minimize your damages.
We certainly hope you never find yourself in need of an attorney experienced in tractor-trailer accidents. If, however, you do find yourself in that position, take some time to read through our website and gather as much information as you can. If you still have questions, we would welcome you to contact us for a free strategy session. One of the differences between Osterbind Law, PLLC and other law firms is that we will document our recommendations to you in a strategy session letter advising you with all of the things you should be doing right now.
One of the most important things you should do is get the treatment you need to get better. Focusing on your recovery, though, is hard. Remember that, in Virginia, you only have two years to file suit or else your claim will be completely barred. If you have questions about this, we’re happy to explain further at no charge.
Who is Osterbind Law?
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