Warrenton Truck Accident Lawyer
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Any personal injury case can come with challenges, but pursuing compensation after a truck accident can be especially complicated. For instance, liability for these accidents may not always be straightforward.
Our truck accident lawyers can identify who was responsible for your Warrenton accident, work to prove that the liable party caused your losses, and fight for compensation through every step of your case.
Recoverable Damages in a Truck Accident Case
We can help you identify all forms of your losses for which you may be able to seek compensation. This can include:
- Past, present, and future damages
- Financial and non-financial damages
For example, you could require ongoing medical care to heal after a traumatic brain injury.
We can calculate the emergency room costs, how much the hospitalizations you might have needed were, and the value estimated physical therapy costs. In addition to straightforward medical expenses, we could also consider how the accident has affected your life, assigning a dollar value to more intangible losses.
Your economic damages may include:
- Medical costs, from your initial diagnostic testing to follow-up appointments and long-term treatment needs
- Out-of-pocket costs, such as purchases you made for assistive devices or in-home modifications
- Lost wages, reflecting the days you missed at work and the future paychecks you may miss if your injuries leave you unable to work
You could also seek a recovery for more intangible losses, such as:
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience, which reflects the extent of your physical pain and challenges from your injuries
- Emotional distress, reflecting challenges such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that resulted from the accident
- And more
How Much is Your Case Worth?
Truck accidents can cause serious injuries to those in the smaller vehicle—and this means that your injuries could be severe. Typically, the more serious your injuries and your medical bills, the more money we may be able to seek from the liable insurance company.
Your case value will vary based on:
- The severity of your injuries
- The extent to which your injuries impacted your life
- Whether or not you had to miss work or change careers because of the injury
- How much your medical bills have cost (and will cost in the future)
- Liability for the accident
If we can show that the truck driver was primarily at fault for the crash, we can seek full and fair compensation for your accident-related losses.
Liability in a Warrenton Truck Accident Case
If a truck driver’s negligence caused your accident, their trucking company may actually be deemed liable for paying for your damages.
However, other parties may also be deemed responsible for a trucking accident, including:
- Parts manufacturers
- Cargo loading companies
- And other parties
Our truck accident lawyers will work to determine that the correct party is held responsible for your losses.
In Virginia, your case may be affected by contributory negligence standards, meaning that:
- You aren’t barred from seeking compensation if you bear partial fault for the accident.
- However, your settlement could be reduced based on your percentage of fault.
We don’t recommend that you consider the merits of your case for compensation on your own. We can tell you if contributory negligence laws may affect your case and how much your case may be worth.
Do You Have to Go to Trial for a Truck Accident Case?
After investigating the details of your case and determining your case’s value, we will typically begin with an insurance claim. We will then negotiate on your behalf in pursuit of the best possible settlement.
However, we may advise that you go to court if the insurance company is unwilling to agree on a fair offer.
If this is the case, we will prepare your case for trial and represent your best interests before a jury. Our truck accident lawyers will also work to keep your Warrenton case on track to meet the statute of limitations, per Va. Code §8.01-243. You have two years to file a lawsuit for personal injury cases in Virginia, so we recommend getting started on your case as soon as you can.
For Those Who Lost a Loved One in a Truck Accident
Certain family members may qualify to pursue wrongful death damages if they lost a loved one to a truck accident, including compensation for:
- Your loved one’s final medical costs
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of income and other services once provided by your loved one
- Grief and anguish
You shouldn’t have to negotiate with the insurance companies on your own during this time. We can handle every step of your legal case to relieve you of this burden.
If we must file a wrongful death lawsuit, we can also work to keep your case on track to meet the statute of limitations, which is also two years (per Va. Code §8.01-244).
We will Fight for Your Right to Compensation
Jim Parrish, the founder of our firm, formerly worked for insurance companies—and he is ready to put his understanding of the industry to work for you.
We seek the best possible results for each of our clients by:
- Determining the value of your case based on evidence
- Gathering important evidence, including expert testimony if needed
- Determining all forms of insurance coverage you could qualify for
- Handling communication with insurers for you
- Advising you on everything you need to know about your case
Our past clients note of their experience:
- “Outstanding!! …very professional, polite, and kept me well informed throughout my case…” – Wayne M.
- “Mr. Parrish… did a fantastic job of… walking me through every step… I was protected… I highly recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in the same unfortunate situation as we were.” – Shante W.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC
Call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC at (571) 229-1800 for a free consultation. We don’t get paid unless and until you receive compensation.