Newport News Truck Accident Lawyers
WERE YOU INJURED IN A TRUCKING ACCIDENT IN VIRGINIA BEACH, NORFOLK, OR OTHER AREA OF THE STATE?
Inexperience, negligence, and traffic violations have disastrous results when it comes to commercial trucks. These large vehicles must be carefully operated and maintained to prevent accidents. They must also be loaded properly to ensure maneuverability and to avoid undue wear and tear on braking, steering, and suspension systems. A single mistake or cut corner can have disastrous results.
If you or someone you love was seriously injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer, semi-truck, tanker, flatbed, or other large truck, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.
We Have Offices in Norfolk, Newport News & Virginia Beach – Call Now!
A Newport News truck accident lawyer at Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, PLLC can talk to you about what happened and can help you get a clear picture of what to expect in filing a claim and seeking monetary damages for your medical care, property damages, lost earnings, and even emotional trauma. Your consultation is free, and you pay nothing for our legal services unless we recover a settlement or award on your behalf. We can determine what caused your accident and therefore should be held legally responsible for your injuries and losses.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck Driver Errors
- Distracted driving
- Sleepiness/ fatigue
- Driving under the influence
Passenger Car Errors
- Driving in a trucks blind spot
- Texting while driving
- Following too closely to a truck
- Cutting off a truck
Call (757) 330-3425 to arrange your free case review. From offices in Newport News, Virginia Beach, and Norfolk, we help truck accident victims across Virginia.
Was Negligence the Cause of Your Injuries?
It is important that you do not waste any time in talking to an attorney after a truck accident. The trucking company and their insurance provider are already working to conduct their own investigation into the incident, and they will use any advantage they can find. You need a professional who is looking out for your best interests.
Our Newport News truck accident attorneys have experience with cases involving:
- Fatigued truck drivers
- Hours-of-service violations
- Overloaded trucks
- Imbalanced truck loads
- Jackknife accidents
- Poorly maintained trucks
- Defective truck and auto parts
- Dangerous roads and roadway hazards
- Drunk or impaired driving
- Distracted truck drivers
How Long Do I Have to File a Truck Accident Claim in Virginia?
In Virginia, you only have a certain time to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim after a motor vehicle accident. This applies to truck accidents, as well, and is known as the “statute of limitations.” Once the statute of limitations has passed, you will not be able to file a claim to seek compensation for your damages.
If someone was injured or killed in the truck accident, Virginia law allows you to bring a claim within two years of the date of the accident or the date of the death. If no one was hurt but you suffered property damage, you have five years to file your claim.
In any case, it’s always best to seek legal assistance as soon as possible after the accident. The longer you wait to file a claim, the greater the likelihood that valuable evidence will be lost. We encourage you to reach out to our truck accident attorneys right away if you or your loved one was involved in a serious truck accident in Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, or anywhere throughout the state.
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With our resources and over 150 years of combined experience, you can count on our attorneys at Huffman & Huffman to provide the level of counsel you need in any courtroom in Virginia. Call (757) 330-3425 today!
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