The Dangers of Semi-Truck Accidents on Virginia’s Interstate 64
Interstate 64 is a highway which stretches west from the coast of Virginia, through to West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, and into St. Louis. It is a busy thruway that many truck drivers use to travel from the east coast and into the Midwest. The high volume of truck traffic on I-64 can make it a dangerous road to drive on.
Types of Truck Accidents on I-64
Truck accidents can cause extreme damage, especially on a popular highway like I-64. Truckers tend to drive at very high speeds on this stretch of highway, contributing to accidents. The geography on the road can cause hazards as well — I-64 runs through mountainous areas with many turns. Windy roads are particularly dangerous for large trucks that cannot handle turns as easily.
The traffic, speed, and sharp turns on I-64 can contribute to these types of truck accidents:
- Rear-end collisions
- Jackknife accidents
- Blind spot incidents
- Truck rollover
- Wide turn crashes
As in any vehicle accident, driver negligence is a major contributor to collisions: Distracted driving, fatigue, and a lack of proper training are all common causes of truck crashes.
What to Do After a Truck Accident on I-64
Semi-truck accidents differ from car accidents because instead of facing an individual driver and their insurance provider, you will be negotiating with the trucking company, their insurance provider, and their legal team.
After a truck crash, you should still follow the typical post-accident procedures:
- Report the collision
- Receive medical attention
- Take photos of the accident scene and gather evidence
- Obtain the contact information of everyone involved
- Contact our attorneys
The experience of the team of lawyers at Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, PLLC is your ultimate resource following a truck accident.
If you were injured in an I-64 truck collision, schedule a free consultation through our message form or call us 24/7 at (757) 330-3425.