Everything from clothing to groceries to books to furnishings is delivered to homes across Eastern Virginia every day. That means delivery trucks regularly share streets and highways with other drivers. When sharing the road leads to accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 72% of fatalities in 2017 were the occupants of other vehicles.
If you or a loved one was involved in an accident with a delivery truck, a Vienna delivery truck accident lawyer might be able to help you collect financial compensation from the at-fault truck driver (or from the company he works for). Contact the personal injury team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC by calling (571) 229-1800. Find out how you can have your accident-related expenses paid.
Potential Truck Accident Injuries Which Could Entitle You to Damages
The difference in size between a delivery truck and your passenger car could have left you with severe injuries as a result of the force of the impact of the collision. Potential injuries you might have sustained in your delivery truck accident include:
- Dangerous head injuries, including whiplash and concussion
- Limb damage, including sprains, strains, and broken bones
- Painful back injuries, including spinal cord injuries and lower back pain
If the delivery truck accident that caused your injuries was not your fault, you should not have to struggle with the resulting financial consequences. You and your family should not have to pay the medical bills and other injury-related expenses that stem from another driver’s negligence.
When you are ready to place the financial burden of a car accident where it belongs—with the at-fault driver—a member of our personal injury team is here to help.
You Could Recover These Costs from the At-Fault Driver
The law allows you to compel payment for the following financial expenses and losses from the at-fault driver:
- All accident-related medical expenses
- All injury-related loss of income
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
- Physical disability and disfigurement
- The cost to restore or replace your vehicle
If someone you love was fatally injured in a delivery truck accident in Vienna, you could also receive compensation for the cost of their funeral and burial expenses. The extent of your injuries and the amount of income you lose while your injuries are being treated will play a role in determining the amount of financial compensation you might be entitled to.
Your lawyer will work with you to make sure your compensation claim is not valued too low and that you do not experience financial stress because of an accident another person caused.
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Request Compensation Before the Filing Deadline
The time you have to file a civil lawsuit is limited. Depending on the results of the accident, statutes of limitations might apply to your ability to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. Generally, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed within two years of the accident, according to Code of Virginia § 8.01-243. Similarly, a wrongful death lawsuit must generally be filed within two years of the accident, under Code of Virginia § 8.01-244.
Certain circumstances might affect the amount of time you have to file your lawsuit, such as the involvement of a member of your family who was still a minor at the time the accident occurred. A Vienna delivery truck accident lawyer can help you determine the exact filing deadline for your compensation case.
Contact a personal injury team member at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC by calling (571) 229-1800 to find out how much time you have to file your lawsuit.
A Financial Settlement Can Help You Avoid Filing a Lawsuit
Many car accidents can be resolved with a financial settlement between you and the at-fault driver or their insurance company. While a settlement can lead to financial compensation, it is also a final disposition of your claim. That makes assigning the right monetary value to your claim a critical part of the process.
Our team will negotiate with the at-fault delivery truck driver or the insurance company that represents the driver (or the company he works for) to reach a financial settlement. We fight for a fair outcome for you. This would be one that does not leave you with any out of pocket expenses for an accident you did not cause.
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File a Crash Report to Help Document the Delivery Truck Accident
In Vienna, you are required to report a car accident if anyone is injured or a fatality occurs, according to Code of Virginia § 46.2-894. A crash report is always a good idea, because of the details it records. Such a document could prove useful to your compensation claim. It could include details like the date, time, and location of the accident. It may also support your case’s compliance with the statute of limitations.
The report may include the at-fault driver’s:
- Name and address
- Driver’s license number
- Vehicle registration number
The crash report can also provide your legal team with the names of all accident witnesses and of the investigating officer. In addition, it will provide the following important details:
- Driver actions
- Vehicle maneuvers
- Vehicle damage
- Alcohol involvement
- Accident scene diagrams
- Vehicle points of impact
Provide our team with a copy of your crash report as soon as possible. It can form the basis of a compelling evidence file.
We Fight Hard for the Compensation You Deserve
When you are injured in a delivery truck accident, you have the right to financial recovery. A career spent representing insurance companies helps Jim Parrish protect you from those same companies now. Contact the personal injury team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC by calling (571) 229-1800 to find out how a Vienna delivery truck accident lawyer can help you fight hard for the financial compensation you are entitled to.