If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident, you know it’s a terrible experience. A truck accident, however, can be even more severe. Because trucks are so much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles when both are involved in an accident, the consequences can be devastating. The occupants of the smaller vehicle will be at a much higher risk of life-threatening injuries, and that’s why the damages sought in trucking accident claims are often much higher than those in other motor vehicle accidents.
The difference in mass brings many complicated factors into play because almost all trucking accidents result in severe damages and serious injuries. What’s more, because of the nature of a trucking accident, it’s crucial for the people involved to act promptly. If you’ve been involved in an accident involving a large truck, it’s critical to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
This expediency is necessary because your attorney is going to need to hire experts to get to the scene of the accident while there is still evidence of what occurred. Evidence like skid marks and glass must be preserved, and investigators will need to reconstruct what happened. This is an extremely complicated area of law because it involves engineering, traffic reconstruction, and severe damages.
The law surrounding trucking accidents involves a highly regulatory environment. A more in-depth, more urgent investigation is necessary because trucking accidents can include things like sleep deprivation and a failure to maintain trucking equipment. What’s more, trucking accidents may involve many different parties. In addition to the drivers of the truck and other vehicles involved, the trucking company may be involved. In some cases, government entities may even be part of the case.
Each of the parties implicated in a trucking accident, from the trucking company and other implicated organizations to the driver, will be prepared to fight an injury claim. When you’ve been injured in this kind of accident, it can feel overwhelming, as if you’re trying to take on an enormous opponent. You need to be prepared to fight for your rights if you’re ever going to see the compensation you deserve, and that’s why you need an experienced law firm on your side, fighting with you every step of the way.
Since 1990, the Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers has been committed to providing the legal guidance you need. We pay close attention to each case, giving one-on-one treatment to each of our clients because every case is unique. Our lawyers are among the best in Virginia, and we’ll put our more than 100 years of collective experience to work for you. We work hard to achieve the best possible results for every client we represent, so contact us for a free case analysis or call (703) 636-2182 today.