Virginia Beach Truck Accident Attorneys
Seeking Justice for Injured Victims Since 1973
While people can suffer from the same kinds of injuries and issues in a truck accident as they do in a car accident, a semi-truck or commercial truck accident involves different regulations and policies that require an experienced lawyer to understand. For more than 45 years, our truck accident attorneys in Virginia Beach have helped individuals when they’re at their most vulnerable. As a family-owned law firm, Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, P.L.L.C. wants to protect you and your legal rights to compensation if you’ve been hurt due to someone else’s carelessness.
Differences Between Car and Truck Accidents
Car and truck accidents can occur due to the same factors and result in the same kinds of injuries, but there are several differences to note, especially those involving insurance policies and regulations. While cars are typically owned by the drivers, commercial trucks are owned by companies and are under the company’s insurance policy.
Below are a few differences that our attorneys take into account when working on injury claims involving trucks.
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. There needs to be a large amount of coverage to cover the large damages that trucks can cause in accidents.
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. We can prevent these parties from evading responsibility through careful investigation and plenty of evidence.
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. Unfortunately, many accidents involving large trucks result in death. As personal injury lawyers, we’re also experienced in wrongful death claims and can provide support if that’s the case.
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.
Trucks Have Different Regulations
Commercial trucks span states and are controlled by companies, which is why they’re governed by different and more regulations than the average drivers are. 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
As if personal injury law isn’t already confusing, learning about driving regulations can seem even more daunting. Fortunately, sorting through the details and using what we know to build your case is what we do. You can trust our Virginia Beach truck accident lawyers to do the digging and use our decades of experience to aid your case.
Call us today for a consultation in English or Spanish at (757) 330-3425 today. We don’t get compensated until you do.
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