Tractor Trailer Wrecks on Virginia Highways : A Virginia Trucking Accident Attorney’s Advice
Virginia has some major highways including Interstate 81 (I-81) which runs from Winchester to Roanoke in the western part of the state. There are a lot of wrecks along Interstate 81 from out-of-state truckers who are passing through. The wide open highway makes for a good flow of traffic normally. Sometimes however I‑81 gets quite crowded and you will have truck after truck following each other at high rates of speed.
All it takes is one bad actor behind the wheel or one moment of inattention and disaster can result. Commercial truck drivers have a very hard job because of the dangers on the road and their responsibility to keep themselves and the general public safe. Sometimes they do not live up to these responsibilities and violate safety rules.
Even if it’s unintentional the trucking company and their insurers have to be held accountable for the harms and losses they cause when one of their trucks has a collision because of a careless driver.
Interstate trucking law has lots of special rules that are known to Virginia personal injury lawyers who specialize in trucking cases. If you or a loved one has been hurt by a truck on Interstate 81 in Lexington or anywhere else please call me and let me get started to help you and your family.
The Virginia Beach and Norfolk based truck accident injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as other cases such as slip and fall cases, wrongful death and medical malpractice. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling truck injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010.
Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards.