Newport News Truck Accident Attorneys
Compassionate Care from A Family-Owned Firm
Many people believe that truck accidents are just like car accidents in terms of filing personal injury law claims, but the truth is that a semi-truck or commercial truck accident involves different regulations and policies that require an experienced lawyer to understand and work through. Since 1973, our truck accident attorneys in Newport News have helped countless Virginia clients recover damages for their personal injuries, including injuries sustained from truck accidents. As a family-owned law firm, Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, P.L.L.C. cares about your well-being first and prioritizes your health throughout our legal proceedings.
How Truck Accidents Differ from Car Accidents
There are various ways in which truck accident injury claims differ from those involving car accidents, and much of it, as can be assumed, has to do with larger-scale accidents.
Trucks Have Bigger Insurance Policies
Trucks have insurance policies than may be worth 50 times more than the average car’s insurance policy, due to the size and nature of commercial trucks. Large trucks can inflict major damage, which is why there’s a need for a large amount of coverage.
Because truck insurance policies may be worth millions of dollars, the insurance carrier may try their best to avoid taking responsibility for an accident, which can include attempting to hold the injured partly liable for the accident, or simply denying the injury claim altogether. This is why you need a team of experienced lawyers to make sure those responsible for your injuries can’t slip away.
Truck Accidents Result in Greater Injuries & Medical Bills
Because of the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks, injuries are often much more severe in an accident than those resulting from accidents between passenger-sized cars. While many car accidents involve common injuries such as whiplash and bruises or abrasions, truck accidents tend to involve injuries that range from broken bones to brain injuries and sometimes, death.
Common injuries people sustain from a truck accident include:
- Spinal cord and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Amputations from crushed or shattered bones
- Severe mental trauma
Because of the severity of possible injuries, truck accidents can also involve expensive medical bills. Serious injuries can require more X-rays, longer stays at the hospital, and longer recovery times, especially if the injuries are deemed permanent or long-term. Truck accidents may also result in death, which can place heavy financial burdens on the deceased’s family. If you’ve been seriously injured in a truck accident or have lost a loved one, the right team of attorneys can help you cover your costs. We’ve recovered millions for our clients over the years and can help you next.
Trucks Have Different Regulations
Because commercial trucks are typically making deliveries across states, the drivers and companies are governed by more regulations than a typical car is. Drivers and trucking companies must be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation, which has numerous regulations that may make it complicated to determine liability.
Truck regulations include:
- Special driver’s licenses
- Truck maintenance
- Annual inspections
While this situation may seem daunting, our Newport News truck accident attorneys have years of experience in helping clients secure compensation and know how to navigate complex cases to our advantage.
Trust us to help you recover quickly from your injuries. Call us today for a consultation in English or Spanish at (757) 330-3425 today.
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