Truck Accident Lawyer in Fairfax County
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If a tractor-trailer driver caused your injuries, you want the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC on your side. We can investigate your crash, identify all liable parties, and file an insurance claim to seek compensation.
We offer complimentary consultations, and our knowledgeable truck accident team is here to help.
How Our Team Can Advance Your Fairfax Truck Accident Case
Many people are frightened at the idea of taking on multi-million-dollar trucking companies. However, there is no reason to worry. You don’t have to go face-to-face with the trucking company with us on your side.
It pays to enlist our help as soon as possible after your accident. The evidence in your case can disappear quickly if we do not begin our investigation in a timely manner.
When we have all possible evidence collected to back your case, we can file a liability claim with the trucking company’s insurance provider. This begins our fight for a fair settlement.
If the other party does not offer you a fair settlement, we can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover the compensation you deserve.
How Much is Your Virginia Truck Accident Case Worth?
It is impossible to estimate the value of your case without investigating your situation first. To understand the full value of your claim, we first add up all your expenses and losses. We will consider your quality of life, mobility, and pain levels while estimating your “pain and suffering” and inconvenience.
Compensation for your losses could include:
- Medical treatment
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Ongoing and/or future care
- Lost wages
- Property damage costs
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
We hope to recover your losses through an insurance settlement or court award.
How Long do You Have to File a Lawsuit?
Va. Code § 8.01-243 grants you a two-year period to file your truck accident lawsuit in Fairfax. Most of the time, lawsuits aren’t necessary to recover damages in personal injury cases. However, if you do need to file a lawsuit and this deadline expires, you could lose the right to pursue damages.
Our team can file your case within the applicable deadline and determine whether you qualify for an extension. By contacting our team in a timely manner, you give your case the opportunity to succeed.
We Can Write and Send Your Demand Letter
One of the first things we will do is issue a letter of spoliation to the liable party. This will preserve evidence that could benefit your case.
Through this letter, we can secure:
- The driver’s logs
- Digital data from the truck’s internal computer
- Maintenance records for the truck
- Inspection checklists
- Mandatory alcohol and drug test results
- Personnel records outlining the trucker’s training
- Records of past accidents and other incidents
We also have access to many resources that could demonstrate your accident’s cause. For instance, we may consult with accident reconstruction specialists to learn more about your situation.
We Can Determine the Cause of Your Fairfax Truck Accident
Truck accident liability is more complex than a typical car accident case. Truck accidents occur for a variety of reasons, and not all of them are clear-cut. Some of the most common reasons truck accidents occur include:
- Fatigued drivers who violate federal hours of service regulations
- Truck drivers who change lanes or merge without looking
- Drunk or drugged truckers
- Cargo shifting because of an improperly secured or packed load
- Mechanical issues because of skipped maintenance
- Blown tires
- Failure in the brake system
- Issues with road design or maintenance
As you can see from this list, numerous factors could have contributed to your accident. When we investigate the cause of your crash, we identify all liable parties and hold them responsible.
We will Determine Liability for Your Damages
When a truck driver acts negligently and causes an accident, he is usually not the only liable party. His employer usually is.
The vast majority of truck accident claims fall on the trucking company because most occur due to an act of negligence on the part of the trucker. By holding the truck’s owner liable in addition to the driver, we can often recover a larger payout thanks to the company’s liability policy.
Occasionally, we investigate an accident and find neither the driver nor the trucking company is at fault. This often occurs when a defective truck part, such as the braking system, causes the crash. In this case, we can file a product liability claim against the parts manufacturer and hold it responsible for your injuries.
Our Law Firm is Built on Success
Our lead attorney has years of experience representing truck accident claimants. In the past few years alone, Attorney Parrish has recovered $25 million for his clients. We once recovered $700,000 for a family that lost a loved one in a truck accident. We also secured half a million dollars for a woman hit by a company-owned truck.
We are determined to secure a favorable outcome for your case. It all begins with a simple phone call.
We Can Answer These Questions During Your Free Case Review
When you connect with our firm, we can answer questions specific to your case. Some questions that we can address during your consultation include:
- How long will it take to resolve your case?
- Will your case go to court?
- Who can be held accountable for your losses?
- How is “pain and suffering” and inconvenience calculated?
We can also discuss our terms of payment and what you can expect from the legal process.
Contact the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC
Fairfax County truck accident attorney Jim Parrish used to work for insurance companies. He knows they do not want to pay out a reasonable amount for your injuries, and he is not afraid to fight them for the money you deserve.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC offers complimentary case evaluations for Fairfax County truck accident victims. Call our office today at (571) 229-1800.