Truck Accident Lawyer in Manassas Park
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If you or a loved one is dealing with the aftermath of a heavy-duty vehicle collision, you are undoubtedly facing a horrendous experience. You do not have to face that experience alone. Help is available to recover lost wages, medical expenses, “pain and suffering” and inconvenience, or wrongful death damages.
If you are looking for a truck accident lawyer in Manassas Park, look no further than Jim Parrish and his team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC. Jim has experience representing both truck accident victims and truck accident companies so he knows what you will be facing.
To discuss the accident and the compensation you and your family may be entitled to, call 571-229-1800 for a free, confidential evaluation of your case.
What Does Pursuing a Truck Accident Claim Involve?
Getting better is your first priority. While you focus on that, your truck accident lawyer in Manassas Park can work on your case:
Each case is different but our first step is a careful review of all details of your accident, medical file, and prognoses.
A careful review of the accident will determine whether who is liable. Commercial vehicle accidents are different from personal vehicle accidents in that the at-fault driver is rarely the liable party in truck crashes, even if his negligence was the proximate cause of your accident. Instead, it is often the truck driver’s employer who is liable. This is because, under the doctrine of vicarious liability, employers are liable for any actions their employees take within the scope of their employment (e.g., driving a truck).
This can mean a higher payout, but it also likely means a harder battle. Fortunately, Jim Parrish is not afraid to stand up to these trucking companies and their insurers. In fact, he knows how they operate because he used to represent the insurers.
Sometimes, neither the truck driver or trucking company is liable. Defective parts or faulty vehicle maintenance can also cause truck accidents. In these cases, we might hold the maintenance company or manufacturer liable.
Note: Virginia has a strict contributory negligence statute, which can make recovering compensation difficult if you contributed to the accident. Therefore, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible and before making any statements to the truck driver’s insurance company about what happened.
Once we prove the other party was liable, we must establish that you suffered damages. We will compile a list of your damages and compute a corresponding dollar amount. This is not always as straightforward as it may seem.
Sometimes the use of forensic analysis is necessary. This could come from experts in the field of medicine, finance, or economics.
We must prove all damages with specificity. In many cases, the insurer or court will accept the testimony of an expert witness to establish, for example, the effects of lost income, the need for future treatment, and your future earning capability.
Damages you may be entitled to receive might include but are not limited to:
- Medical/therapy bills
- Long-term care or rehabilitative facility bills
- Expenses related to making disability modifications to your home or vehicle
- Emotional distress
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
- Lost wages, self-employment income, and retirement-related benefits
Is There Anything I Can Do to Help My Case?
The most important thing you can do to help your case is to continue receiving medical attention. Go to your doctor’s appointments and follow your doctor’s orders. If you are having trouble paying, Jim can help keep the hospitals and health insurance companies off your back by creating payment plans.
If you skip appointments or ignore your doctor’s advice, the insurance company will use that to argue you are falsifying or contributing to your injuries.
An Insurance Company Insider at Your Service
Jim Parrish began his career as a defense attorney for the big insurance companies. During his time representing insurance companies, he decided to represent a new group of people: the accident victims on the other side of the table.
Jim positioned his law firm as one that would negotiate aggressively with insurance companies, to pursue the compensation that clients need and deserve. Today, the firm has helped many victims who need a truck accident lawyer in Manassas Park and the surrounding areas.
You do not have to stand up to an insurance company on your own. Speak with an insurance company insider who can help you navigate the gamesmanship the insurance companies use to deny your claims. Trust your case to Jim Parrish and his team.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC is an Award-Winning Law Firm in Manassas Park
The service Jim Parrish has provided to clients has earned him Avvo’s “Client’s Choice Award” as well as a “Client Satisfaction Award” from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.
See this service for yourself firsthand. Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation: 571-229-1800.