Warrenton Truck Accident Lawyer
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If you have been injured in an accident involving an 18-wheeler or commercial truck, a truck accident lawyer in Warrenton, VA can help you recover compensation from the responsible party and their insurer. A truck accident can lead to severe injuries, causing long-term pain and disability. You deserve payment for the medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses associated with your injury.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC is a personal injury firm dedicated to fighting for the rights of accident victims. Our founding attorney, Jim Parrish, spent years working as an insurance company lawyer, giving him knowledge from inside the insurance industry that he now uses to help his clients fight for a fair settlement. Our team offers a free case evaluation, and we never get paid until you do. To speak with a member of our staff, call 571-229-1800 today.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Holds All Responsible Parties Liable for Your Truck Accident Injury
Truck accidents are not only more severe than standard vehicle crashes, but they are also more complicated. They often involve more than one liable party, and the amount of money at stake can be massive.
We start by conducting a full investigation into your crash. We paint a vivid picture of what happened, how it happened, and who was responsible. This legwork makes it easier for us to gather the evidence we need to prove liability.
The responsible parties for your truck accident injuries may include:
The Truck Driver
Truck drivers must follow the same rules of the road as other motorists, and adhere to regulations specific to the trucking industry.
We can hold the driver liable if they violated any traffic laws leading up to your accident:
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Reckless or careless driving
- Running a red light
- Running a stop sign
- Improper lane change
- Failing to yield
- Following too closely
Truckers also must follow regulations stipulating the number of consecutive hours they can drive, the amount of rest they must get between driving intervals, how often they must get their trucks serviced, and so forth. They are required to maintain a log book in which they must record this information daily.
Our team can subpoena the driver’s log book and search it for errors, omissions, inconsistencies, or evidence of a violation. If the log book is behind or incomplete, we can use this as evidence of negligent behavior.
The Trucking Company
Virginia has a vicarious liability law that holds trucking companies financially responsible for damages caused by their drivers while on the job. Going after the trucking company is advantageous because it likely has far greater financial resources than the individual driver.
The Shipping Company
The shipping company is the business that hired the trucking company to haul the load it was carrying at the time of your accident. It may be liable for your injuries as well.
To receive a free case evaluation with a member of the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC team, call 571-229-1800 today.
Do Not Talk to the Insurance Company Before Talking to Us
Comprehensive insurance policies cover most truck drivers, trucking companies, and shipping companies. This coverage means the insurer, not the responsible party or parties themselves, will most likely be the one footing the bill for your damages.
In a way, this is beneficial to you. Insurance companies have vast reservoirs of financial resources, making it unlikely that you will face a situation in which they cannot pay what they owe. The challenging part, however, is getting the insurance company to agree to a settlement that is fair. They have entire teams of highly trained workers whose job is to find a way for the company to pay as little as possible.
Attorney Jim Parrish knows this because he worked for the insurance company for many years. He knows the tactics they use, and is ready for them. A truck accident lawyer in Warrenton, VA will fight aggressively and make sure the insurance company compensates you fairly.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Helps You Recover the Fair Compensation You Deserve
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC team fights for the fair compensation you deserve for your truck accident injuries, which may include:
Your medical bills include the cost of surgeries, hospitalizations, doctor copays, prescription drugs, medical devices, physical therapy, and more.
Lost wages refer to the paychecks you are not earning during the time you have to miss work due to your injuries.
Reduced Earning Capacity
If your injury reduces your ability to earn a living on a long-term basis, we can pursue the responsible party and their insurer for the difference between what you are now capable of earning and what you would have been able to earn had you not been injured.
“Pain and Suffering” and Inconvenience
This refers both to the physical and the emotional “pain and suffering” you have faced in the aftermath of your injury as well as the inconveniences your injury has caused, such as increased difficulty carrying out daily tasks and the inability to partake in activities you once enjoyed.
Scarring and Disfigurement
Truck accidents can cause permanent scarring and disfigurement. This not only robs you of your self-image, but it serves as a constant reminder of the trauma you suffered. You deserve compensation for having to deal with all of this, and we pursue it aggressively.
The Statute of Limitations in Virginia
Virginia has a two-year statute of limitations that applies to truck accident lawsuits. The clock starts running the day of your accident. If the deadline to file is looming, a truck accident lawyer in Warrenton, VA can take quick legal action on your behalf to preserve your right to compensation.
Receive a Free Truck Accident Case Evaluation by Calling 571-229-1800
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC wants to help you win compensation for your truck accident injuries in Warrenton. We will fight relentlessly for your rights, and we never collect a fee until you get paid. For a free consultation, call us at 571-229-1800.