If you’ve been hurt in a tractor-trailer truck accident in Virginia, you know how quickly life can change. Getting the high-quality, experienced legal representation can make all the difference in your ability to receive proper compensation for injuries.
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People injured or enduring the loss of a family member due to a tractor trailer accident are entitled compensation for their physical, financial and emotional suffering.
A trucking accident is the result of a large tractor trailer colliding with other vehicles or pedestrians. Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these, approximately 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking collision. (modified from legalinfo.com)
Virginia tractor-trailer & commercial vehicle accident statistics (* Virginia DMV):
- 14% of motor vehicle fatalities in Virginia in 2014 involved a commercial vehicle.
- 3,227 Virginia residents were injured in commercial vehicle crashes.
- 4,833 commercial vehicle crashes occurred.
Trucking accident damages that can be claimed:
People who are hurt in a trucking accident may be entitled to compensation from the trucking company if the company and/or its driver are responsible for the collision. Especially in cases involving serious harm, an injured party should always consult an attorney who will build a case and potentially file a lawsuit against the responsible parties. Many cases never see the inside of a courtroom. Frequently a settlement is reached between the attorney and trucking company.
How much does a lawyer cost?
Sometimes an injured person is reluctant to hire a lawyer out of fear of the legal costs. Burnett & Williams’ attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means that your personal injury lawyer will not be paid unless you win your case or settle outside of court. Contingency fee agreements work by allowing the lawyer to collect compensation right out of your settlement or damage award.
Why Choose Burnett & Williams?
Burnett & Williams is one of Virginia’s oldest and most experienced personal injury law firms. We’ve handled hundreds of major injury cases in over 25 years of serving Virginia residents, including dozens involving commercial vehicles and trucks. Some of the most serious cases have resulted in multi-million dollar settlements.
We accept only a small portion of the cases that come to us, because every client is provided exceptional legal care by our experienced attorneys and staff. We work to fully develop every case and obtain the fairest results possible, so that our clients can focus on healing and moving on in their lives.