Every month we talk to people who have been injured in trucking wrecks. If you are unfortunate enough to find yourself hurt after an accident involving a big rig on I-64 in Newport News, I-264 in Virginia Beach or I-81 near Roanoke, it’s not something you will forget in a hurry.
The chances of serious injury or death are much higher if you have been hit by a tractor-trailer than if you have been in an auto wreck. Bear in mind the trucking company will have its people on the accident scene as soon as possible in an attempt to make out their driver was not responsible for the accident. Our Virginia trucking accident lawyers, will also send out people and we’ll fight the trucking company all the way.
Recently we produced a new video about tractor trailer accidents in Virginia, North Carolina or further afield.
Each year in the United States there are around 500,000 trucking accidents resulting in 5,000 fatalities. Nearly all of these deaths occur to the individuals in the passenger vehicle.
If you are hurt in a trucking accident, or if a family member has been killed, you can often sue the trucking company as well as the insurance company of the driver. Other parties may be liable in the lawsuit such as a maintenance company if there was a mechanical failure on the truck, a manufacturer or a broker or agent who arranged the transportation.
Some trucking companies fail to update their equipment to meet government regulations. These companies also have million dollar insurance coverage that many people don’t know about and people that are injured from trucking accidents may not always get the settlements they deserve if they don’t contact a seasoned trucking accident attorney.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident, don’t hesitate to call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers so that we can fight for the compensation you deserve. Personal injury accidents can lead to days, weeks, or months off from work and can cause a severe financial burden to you and your family. You can count on our Norfolk, VA trucking injury lawyers to do our utmost to get the compensation you deserve. Call (757) 455-0077 or visit CooperHurley.com to speak to an attorney today.