NORFOLK TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
Assisting the Injured throughout Virginia
As roads continue to grow busier and more congested, truck accidents have become more common. Due to the massive size and weight of the average big rig, accidents involving these vehicles are often devastating and, in the worst cases, fatal. Unfortunately, the competitive nature of the trucking industry forces some truck drivers to feel pressured to deliver goods quickly. In doing so, many drive without the recommended amount of sleep, take unnecessary risks, or utilize drugs to stay awake.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a trucking accident, it is crucial you retain experienced legal representation right away. Our team at Franklin Dudley can begin examining the details of your case and determine the best legal strategies to help you pursue maximum compensation. When you choose to work with our team, you can rest easier knowing we will stand by your side from beginning to end.
Please call us today at (757) 555-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Norfolk truck accident attorneys.
COMMON CAUSES OF SERIOUS TRUCK ACCIDENTS
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a person is seriously injured or killed in a commercial truck accident every 16 minutes. The most frustrating thing about this statistic is that the majority of truck accidents are completely preventable. In Virginia, I-81 truck accidents happen far too often.
Negligence in tractor-trailer accidents can usually be traced back to multiple parties, such as the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck’s manufacturer, and more. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Fatigued driving
- Defective truck parts
- Reckless driving
- Improper truck maintenance
- Improperly-secured loads
- Drug use
Many of these problems are a direct consequence of the competitive nature of the trucking industry. Motor carriers sometimes make their drivers’ paycheck contingent on a quick delivery. Even though federal law limits the amount of consecutive hours a truck driver can legally operate their vehicle each day, drivers will often skip their mandatory rest breaks or cut corners on routine inspections – all in an effort to meet the high demands placed on them by their employer.
For more information, please see: Questions About Tractor-Trailer Accidents.
TRUCKING COMPANIES ARE PREPARED FOR A FIGHT. ARE YOU?
Whenever a commercial truck accident occurs, motor carrier companies will quickly send lawyers, investigators, and representatives to the scene of the accident with the goal of minimizing the company’s liability as much as possible. Without an experienced Norfolk truck accident lawyer on your side, you risk letting key evidence slip through your fingers.
The attorneys at Franklin Dudley know the tactics that trucking companies will use to fight your claim. We can help you understand your rights, gather the facts of your case, and get your life back on track. Our firm has the resources you need to fully investigate your accident, and we will identify every party who can be held accountable for your injuries.