Stafford County Truck Accident Lawyer
If you got into an accident with a semi-truck and suffered injuries, you could have grounds for substantial compensation. Truck accidents are often bigger, more destructive, and deadlier than regular car accidents. A truck accident lawyer in Stafford County, VA from the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can help you hold the responsible party liable and recover the damages you need.
Our firm offers a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Our Stafford County personal injury lawyer will review your injury and discuss your options. We work on a contingency basis, so we never receive payment until you win your case. Let us put our resources and our successful history to work for you. To schedule your free consultation right away, call us at 571-229-1800.
Do Not Talk to the Insurance Company Before Talking to the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC
We believe you deserve substantial compensation for your truck accident injuries. But several challenges may be standing between you and that money. Often the biggest of those challenges: the insurance company. To recover compensation for an accident, you usually must go through an insurer. And the insurer has a huge financial incentive to pay you as little as possible — or nothing at all.
Our founder, Jim Parrish, knows this better than anyone. Why? Because before starting his firm to fight for accident victims, he represented insurance companies. He knows every tactic they use to keep their claim payouts to a minimum. We draw heavily on this knowledge when we take on insurers for our clients. Rest assured: we will fight to ensure you have the upper hand, and we will not settle for less than you deserve.
Our Truck Accident Lawyer Find the Responsible Parties and Hold Them Accountable
Truck accidents differ from car accidents in several ways. One is the typical level of destruction and severity of injuries. Another is the number of potentially responsible parties. Usually, with a truck accident, it is not just one person who bears liability. Here are a few parties who might be responsible for your injuries:
The Truck Driver
Truck drivers follow the same laws as every other motorist. They must drive the speed limit, obey stop signs, yield right of way, and so forth. If a truck driver acted negligently or broke one or more traffic laws when they caused your accident, we could use that to show they are liable.
Truck drivers must also adhere to a host of additional regulations explicitly aimed at them. The government regulates the number of consecutive hours they may drive and how much rest they must get in between. Truckers also must keep their vehicles on a regular service schedule. And they must maintain a detailed logbook showing they are following these rules.
One of the first things our team does is subpoena the driver’s logbook. If it shows any rule violations, or if the driver has not correctly filled it out, we can use it against them in our claim.
The Trucking Company
Trucking companies have vicarious liability for their drivers’ actions. That means we can go after the trucking company as well as the driver for damages. By pursuing the company, we have a much better chance of recovering a large settlement, as trucking companies tend to have much greater financial resources than individual drivers.
That said, trucking companies also tend to have larger, aggressive legal teams. We expect them to mount a serious challenge to our efforts to go after them for damages, but we are not afraid. We know what we are up against, and we will be prepared to present an overwhelming case on your behalf.
The Shipping Company
In some cases, the company shipping the freight also bears liability. Shippers, like trucking companies, tend to be large and in possession of substantial financial resources. If we can show the shipper is liable, we will aggressively go after it for damages.
A parts manufacturer may be liable if a defective component of the truck caused or contributed to the accident.
Count on the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC to Fight for the Fair Compensation You Deserve
You may be able to recover several forms of compensation for your truck accident injuries. We fight for all the damages for which you are eligible, including:
Your medical expenses can include surgery and hospital bills, doctor copays, drug costs, assistive devices, long-term care, and more.
You can obtain compensation for the time you needed to take off work to recover from your injuries.
Reduced Earning Capacity
If your ability to earn a living in the future declined because of lingering effects from your injuries, we help you get compensation to make up the shortfall from what you should be making.
“Pain and Suffering” and Inconvenience
“Pain and suffering” and inconvenience are noneconomic damages. That is, we cannot quantify them in exact dollar terms. However, we believe you deserve compensation for these damages and we will fight to get you that compensation.
See How a Truck Accident Lawyer in Stafford County Can Help You — Call Us Today
We want to speak with you today. We will hold the person or persons who caused your injuries accountable and help you recover the money you deserve. To schedule a free case evaluation to see how a Stafford County truck accident attorney can help you, call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC at 571-229-1800.