After an accident with a big rig, many accident victims suffer through their physical recovery while wondering if they’ll have enough money to finish treatment. As a victim of someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether you can afford to fully recover. Our big rig attorneys want to support your recovery by pursuing the at-fault party for the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to become the victim of a careless or negligent truck driver, you’re likely grappling with the complexities of identifying those responsible for your losses. Fret not! Our team of experienced big rig accident lawyers is here to assist you in unraveling the liability puzzle and pursuing a just settlement or judgment. We’re dedicated to providing you with the warm, approachable, and authoritative guidance you need during this challenging time.
Damages You May Receive as a Big Rig Accident Victim
Sharing Virginia roads with big rigs can be dangerous for occupants of smaller vehicles. Unsurprising to locals, a recent analysis by Inrix found that the worst traffic spot in America is on I-95, in the northern part of our state.
Unfortunately, these accidents are often serious and occur at high speeds. In accidents like these, especially when a big rig is involved, injuries and property damage can be severe. These losses are referred to as damages, and they are recoverable in an accident claim or lawsuit.
Damages in a personal injury claim are the amount of money that a person can recover after bringing a lawsuit. A personal injury claim can include economic damages, which are the losses for which you can put an exact monetary value (such as medical bills or lost wages), and non-economic damages, which are losses for which it is more difficult to put an exact monetary value (such as pain and suffering or mental anguish). Economic damages are typically easier to prove and calculate than non-economic damages. In some cases, punitive damages may also be available, but these are rare.
It is the job of a personal injury attorney to help you recover all the damages available to you. This process requires a thorough understanding of the law as well as a strong knowledge of how to present your case in order to get the best possible outcome.
Below, you will find a list of damages you can be compensated for in a personal injury claim. Some of these may not apply to your accident, and it’s important to have a thorough understanding of your costs before talking with the insurance adjuster.
Economic damages are expenses associated with the big rig accident and any injuries you suffered, such as:
- Medical costs
- Physical therapy
- Transportation to and from appointments
- Adaptation of your home or personal vehicle to meet your current needs
- Long-term medical care
- Income lost during recovery or lost future earnings
- Repair or replacement of a damaged vehicle
These damages are subjective and may not come with a specific cost. They may include:
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
- Emotional anguish
- Physical pain
- Lost quality of life
How a Truck Accident Attorney Protects Your Rights
In an accident between two passenger cars, it’s usually easy to figure out who is responsible for the crash and whose insurance will be providing compensation. In a crash between a big rig and a passenger car, it’s more complicated. Despite the complexity, there is one crucial question that needs to be answered: Who bears the responsibility for the accident, and who will be liable for covering the resulting damages? It’s imperative to navigate through these intricacies to ensure a proper resolution to your case and accountability for the accident.
Our big rig accident lawyers have an extensive knowledge base developed from years of investigating accidents and fighting for victims’ rights. We know that in a trucking accident, the liable party may be the truck driver, but it could be one or more of the following:
- Truck owner
- Cargo loaders
- Maintenance crew
- Truck parts manufacturer
- Truck manufacturer
How We Help Truck Accident Victims Navigate the Legal System
Our attorneys and staff advocate for and support you by:
- Taking over all communications with the insurance company to free you from the burden of negotiating with adjusters.
- Investigating all details of the accident, which may include but isn’t limited to interviewing witnesses, collecting visual data, reviewing police reports, and reconstructing the accident
- Calculate all your costs, including medical bills, and also
- Negotiating with insurance companies for an appropriate settlement
- Preparing for trial and representing you in court if the insurance company refuses to agree to the settlement you deserve
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Difference
Founder James Parrish attended law school in Virginia and began his career handling accident claims for insurance companies. Within a few short years, Jim left the industry and established a law firm to fight for the rights of victims injured in commercial truck and car accidents.
Attorney Parrish and the lawyers working with him have successfully recovered more than $30 million in settlements and verdicts for our injured clients and their families.
Our clients are our top priority. We don’t stop in our fight for fair compensation and justice for the harm you’ve suffered. Many of our clients share their experiences with the Parrish Law Firm in the form of testimonials:
- “Attorney Jim is knowledgeable, helpful, and spot on. He personally called me and took time to give me the legal advice that I needed, highly recommended.” —Junn C.
- “I recently contacted Mr. James Parrish’s law firm for a consultation about a personal injury I recently suffered. Mr. Parrish was very responsive in contacting me back and provided excellent legal advice for my situation free of charge! Mr. Parrish came across as very knowledgeable on legal issues and very honest. If anyone needs a personal injury lawyer in the DC metro area, I highly recommend contacting Mr. Parrish for a consultation!” —Terrell G.
The Cost of Working with an Attorney
Recovering from a big rig accident requires all of your focus. We know there’s no time or energy to worry about bills or about how to pay the unexpected cost of an attorney.
To meet the needs of our clients, we offer a free initial consultation. We listen to you and answer your questions and if, at the end of the day, moving forward seems the right thing to do, we work on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that you pay no attorneys’ fees until we successfully recover compensation for you.
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Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Virginia
Virginia gives the injured party two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. It’s important to keep that limitation in mind. If the insurance company refuses to settle for what you deserve, you may then want to proceed with a lawsuit to recover damages. If the lawsuit isn’t filed within two years, you will not be allowed to file and will lose the opportunity to recover damages.
If the deadline passes and you’re still negotiating with the insurer, you will have lost a useful negotiating tool.
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At the Parrish Law Firm, we understand that when it comes to big rig accident claims, the process can be stressful and confusing. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you get through all the paperwork and negotiations so you can focus on your recovery. Let us give you a free claim review today – one of our big rig accident attorneys will provide a custom plan for your case, totally free of charge. Contact us today and start taking back control of your future!
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