If you were injured in a truck accident, you may be wondering what your next steps should be. A commercial truck can cause serious damage in an accident, and if you’re not sure where to turn, you need to speak with an Alexandria truck accident lawyer.
A truck accident attorney can evaluate your case and give you an idea of what to expect. The attorneys at Parrish Law Firm, PLLC offer FREE claim reviews for truck accident victims. You can schedule your claim review by visiting our website or by calling us.
An attorney can help you understand and protect your legal rights after an accident. They’ll also help you gather information to support your case and negotiate with insurance companies. Your lawyer will do their best to fight for the full compensation you deserve, including damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and more.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, Will Fight for Your Damages
Jim Parrish is a former insurance company attorney who knows all too well the tricks that are used by those looking to deny your claim. He knows how to stand up against bad faith practices and will fight the insurance company to get you fair compensation.
If you suffered injuries in an accident, our Alexandria truck accident lawyer can help you recover:
Your economic losses are your tangible, calculable damages. We can prove you incurred these expenses using bills, receipts, pay stubs, and other documentation.
Additionally, we can consult with doctors, economists, and vocational experts to ensure we pursue adequate compensation for your expected future medical care and ongoing financial losses. In general, economic damages may include:
- Emergency transportation and treatment
- Hospital stays
- Medical procedures
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Prescription drugs
- Mobility aids and medical devices
- Long-term care services
- Lost income, benefits, and earnings
- Future lost wages and reduced earning capacity (if you suffered a disabling injury that prevents you from returning to work)
- The value of household services
- Medically necessary home and vehicle modifications
- Medical travel expenses
Non-economic damages compensate the injured for their intangible physical, mental, and emotional losses. Our Alexandria commercial truck accident injury lawyer can pursue compensation for the non-economic losses caused by your injury, including awards for:
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
- Severe and chronic pain
- Loss of mobility or paralysis
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Wrongful Death Damages
The Virginia Highway Safety Office reported 104 fatal accidents involving commercial motor vehicles in Virginia in 2021. According to Va. Code § 8.01-50, if your loved one died because of the “wrongful act, neglect, or default of any person or corporation,” you can recover damages.
The law does not allow surviving family members to file a wrongful death case directly. Instead, the decedent’s personal representative, or executor, must file the lawsuit on behalf of the decedent’s beneficiaries. Wrongful death compensation may include:
- Your loved one’s medical bills from before they passed away
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost income the deceased would likely have earned had they lived
- Loss of the deceased’s society, care, advice, and guidance
- Awards for survivors’ grief and mental anguish
We Handle Complex Commercial Truck Accident Cases
Commercial truck accident cases can be more complicated than an accident between private motorists. This is because a commercial accident can be the fault of a reckless or wrongful truck driver, but it can also involve other negligent parties.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, can investigate your accident and discover what caused your collision. We will then hold all liable parties financially accountable. We will not back down from pursuing a claim or lawsuit against negligent parties that could include:
- A negligent truck driver or third-party motorist
- A trucking company
- A shipping company
- A truck manufacturer or auto parts maker
- A mechanic or entity in charge of truck maintenance
- The owner of a poorly maintained or dangerously designed roadway
Additionally, our team will:
- Communicate with insurers and opposing counsel so you do have to spend your time dealing with phone calls and returning emails
- Use our personal injury experience and insight into the insurance industry to negotiate a fair settlement
- Help you take action in civil court
- Keep you updated on your claim or lawsuit with frequent and timely case updates
Commercial Drivers Are Held to a Higher Standard
According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, commercial drivers must undergo a rigorous licensing process involving testing, skills examinations, and medical certifications. Additionally, drivers and their employers must adhere to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules and regulations.
Examples of negligence that could lead to a commercial truck accident include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol/failing to perform required drug and alcohol testing
- Speeding or driving too fast for current road and weather conditions
- Failing to adhere to the FMCSA’s Hours of Service regulations
- Failing to train drivers or vet their driving record
- Placing undue pressure on drivers to adhere to unreasonable delivery schedules
- Improperly securing/overloading cargo
- Mislabeling hazardous cargo
- Failing to perform vehicle inspections and conduct regular truck maintenance
If a driver, trucking company, or other entity broke the law or engaged in other negligent behavior, we will prove it. Our team will do the work necessary to collect police reports, medical records, witness statements, expert testimony, and other proof to support your claims. The sooner you contact us, the sooner our Alexandria commercial truck accident attorneys can act to preserve evidence and construct your case.
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Contact the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, for a Free Consultation
Our Alexandria commercial truck accident attorneys can take your case on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you do not owe us a fee unless and until we obtain compensation for you. We have recovered more than $20 million in recent settlements and verdicts for Virginia accident victims.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.