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Virginia Truck Accident Lawyer


A shot from the side rear of a semi-truck on a freeway shows the underside of the truck body. A Virginia truck accident lawyer can help you receive compensation for injuries after a collision.

Experienced Virginia Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers

When selecting the right law firm, it helps to begin with their experience. In order to get the best outcome for your case, you will want to hire a truck accident law firm that can show you a proven track record for winning cases similar to yours.

18-wheeler accidents fall under the category of personal injury law, though not all personal injury lawyers have experience handling these types of claims.

At The Smith Law Center, our knowledge in this area is extensive. Not only do we have a successful track record in truck accident verdicts and settlements, but our skill set also extends to include crashes involving any large vehicle or catastrophic injury, including the loss of a loved one.

We represent families who have been injured by buses, garbage trucks, cement trucks, RVs, tanker trucks and utility vehicles. We also offer services to those outside of Virginia and across the U.S. Simply contact us to learn about how we can help you and your family receive the recovery you deserve.

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Notable Truck Accident Settlements

Jury Awards Verdict of $10,220,668 to Woman With Closed Head Injury Against Trucking Company
Awarded: $10,220,667.98
NORFOLK, Virginia – A jury awards a record verdict against Werner Transportation for the victim’s mild traumatic brain injury from a crash. Believed to be the largest personal injury verdict in Norfolk, Virginia history.

Verdict Upheld by the Virginia Supreme Court for Teacher’s Injuries in 18-Wheeler Wreck
Awarded: $5,200,000.00
RICHMOND, Virginia – The Virginia Supreme Court upheld a $5.2 million verdict in favor of a special-education teacher who suffered serious injuries in a six vehicle wreck with a tractor-trailer leaking diesel fuel on Interstate 95.

Settlement for Cyclist With Mild Head Injury Struck by Passing Truck’s Side Mirror
Awarded: $2,400,000.00
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – A Virginia Beach chiropractor struck on the head by the side mirror of a passing truck as he rode a bicycle has received $2.4 million in a settlement with the driver of the truck and his employer.

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What to Do After a Truck Accident

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Due to their size and weight, trucking accidents often inflict serious injuries. Whether you believe you were hurt or not, it is critical that you receive medical attention right away.

For example, certain brain injuries can only be diagnosed by a trained medical professional and can have damaging long-term effects, especially when they go undetected.

After seeking initial medical treatment, you should contact a Virginia truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. This is the best way to ensure your rights are protected and that you receive maximum compensation for your losses.

Semi-truck accident lawyers are personal injury attorneys who focus on this particular area of law. As such, they know the right questions to ask for determining who is at fault, the intricate laws surrounding truck accident liability, and how to fight insurance companies who will try to lowball their clients.

Whatever the details of your situation, it is in your best interest to hire a Virginia truck accident attorney at your earliest convenience.

Contact the Virginia Truck Accident Lawyers at The Smith Law Center

Speaking to a truck accident attorney will help give you the perspective you are searching for after the trauma of an accident. In fact, many are unaware of the compensation they are entitled to until they speak with us. We are glad to explain your rights and options for making a strong recovery.

The Virginia truck accident lawyers at The Smith Law Center have been helping families receive the healing they deserve after suffering life-changing collisions since 1949. Our team has over 300 years of combined experience securing justice on behalf of injured Americans across the nation. We can help you, too.

Your consultation is free, private and without obligation to hire us. To learn how you or a loved one might be compensated for your injuries following a truck accident, please contact us at (757) 244-7000.

“Mr. Smith was clever, extremely professional, comforting, and always kept us informed during the process. It was apparent to me that he cared about the outcome almost as much as I did. His style of representation was impeccable, classy, and he cleverly executed every facet of the case.”
– Joe, former client

Truck Accident FAQs

What causes truck accidents?

In short, driver error on the trucker’s part causes an overwhelming number of truck accidents. This means their lack of performance, inattention, or poor judgment is a contributing factor in the reason for the crash.

A study by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration showed that over half of all truck crashes could be traced back to one of these four reasons:

  • Non-Performance: Driver fatigue, driving while under the influence, or in other cases, suffering a heart attack or seizure while driving
  • Recognition: Inattention due to any kind of distraction, whether inside or outside the vehicle
  • Decision: Speeding, following too closely, or poor judgment of surroundings
  • Performance: Losing control of the vehicle, freezing, panicking, or overcorrecting

It also gave the top associated factors, among them:

  • Brake problems
  • Traffic, such as due to congestion or an existing crash
  • Prescription drug use
  • Traveling too fast for conditions

Whether a trucking company failed to properly train its driver or a mechanical failure triggered the crash, many truck accidents can be traced back to negligence. When they are, a Virginia truck accident lawyer will ensure you receive the highest amount possible for your injuries.

Who can be sued in a trucking accident lawsuit?

A row of parked 18-wheeler trucks is shown from the front side view. Multiple parties can be named in a truck accident lawsuit, including trucking companies.

Determining liability after a truck accident isn’t often a straightforward process. There are usually multiple defendants, insurance companies, and highway safety agencies to deal with.

Liable parties might include the:

  • Driver
  • Trucking company
  • Cargo company
  • Truck manufacturer of a defective part
  • Maintenance company

Because multiple parties are involved, truck accident investigations are often much more extensive than those for non-commercial vehicles. However, your lawyer will know just how to approach this.

A Virginia truck accident lawyer will assign expert investigators to your case in order to determine all potential defendants in a truck accident lawsuit.

What are the damages in a truck accident lawsuit?

The losses incurred by a large truck accident can be devastating. For victims, the immediate concern is almost always medical bills, if it isn’t also enduring the wrongful death of a loved one. Doctor visits, medication, operations, and even ambulance rides add up quickly and exacerbate a difficult situation by adding mental and emotional stress on injured people.

As soon as you seek medical treatment, you should speak to a Virginia truck accident lawyer to see what damages you may qualify for after a truck accident. Compensation from a truck accident lawsuit can help cover the costs of:

  • Lost wages due to missed work
  • All related medical costs, including hospital stays, medication, and surgeries
  • Adaptive medical equipment
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Counseling services
  • Loss of a loved one

The truck accident lawyers at The Smith Law Center will seek the maximum amount of compensation for all that you’ve suffered. This can alleviate present and future expenses, and our attorneys fight for the projected lifetime costs of recovering from your losses.

When should I speak with an 18-wheeler accident lawyer?

It is highly recommended that you contact a Virginia truck accident lawyer as soon as possible following a truck accident. The sooner you speak with a lawyer, the more easily you will be able to preserve key pieces of evidence and receive help for the anticipated financial burden you face.

You should also keep in mind that the window of time for filing a lawsuit is two years from the date of the collision. Time is limited, so don’t wait to file.

What injuries can you sue for after a trucking accident?

A gray haired man receives help from a doctor moving from his hospital bed. Compensation from a truck accident settlement can cover the cost of medical care.

Our Virginia truck accident lawyers have represented victims of truck accidents who have sustained a wide range of injuries, including:

Occupants of passenger vehicles are the most vulnerable to severe injury in a truck accident.

Truck accidents are a significant source of brain and spinal cord injuries since these huge vehicles weighing up to 80,000 lbs nearly always overpower the smaller cars, SUVs, and motorcycles on the road in any collision.

The complexity and severity of such injuries merit the attention of skilled attorneys with a high degree of knowledge regarding medicine, truck and highway safety regulations, insurance issues, and the physics of road collisions. The Smith Law Center is one of the most respected law firms in the nation when it comes to brain and spinal cord injuries resulting from trailer-truck accidents.

Get a Free Consultation After a Truck Accident

At The Smith Law Center, families who have been impacted by a large truck or other commercial vehicle accident receive the knowledgeable, experienced legal representation necessary to obtain a fair outcome.

Schedule a free consultation by contacting us here or calling (757) 244-7000.

Don’t wait; learn how we can help you make a positive choice for yourself and your loved ones today.

VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

Award to School Librarian for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Auto Wreck

Awarded: $4,750,000.00

Summary: HAMPTON, Virginia – Company pays $4,750,000.00 to school librarian for mild traumatic brain injury in auto wreck.

VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

Award to School Librarian for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Auto Wreck

Awarded: $4,750,000.00

Summary: HAMPTON, Virginia – Company pays $4,750,000.00 to school librarian for mild traumatic brain injury in auto wreck.

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