Were you or a loved one injured in a commercial vehicle accident? Check out these 3 common truck accident questions to find out how we can help protect your rights, and get the compensation you deserve.
1. What should I do after a commercial vehicle accident?
When people come to see me about being involved in a commercial truck accident in Virginia, the most important thing that I tell them is to choose an attorney who has specific experience in commercial truck accident investigation and to choose an attorney as soon after the crash as possible. All commercial trucks are now required by federal law to carry special black boxes that record a variety of data. Everything from the operator’s history of accelerations and decelerations to unusual cornering and a whole variety of information that could make all the difference in proving whether that truck driver was operating unsafely at the time of your crash. The only way to retrieve that data is to act quickly. It’s often overwritten if it’s not preserved in a timely manner. Many commercial trucking companies will do everything possible to try to hide that information. The longer that time goes by after the crash, the more likely it is that information will be destroyed. It’s crucial to developing the evidence you need to win a case against a commercial trucking operator after your crash.
2. What mistakes should I avoid after a truck accident?
Recently, I was asked by one of my clients what some of the most common mistakes that people make in pursuing an accident claim against a commercial trucking company are in Virginia. The most common accident mistakes that we see is when people do not retain counsel early, don’t get proper medical attention, and don’t thoroughly investigating the accident scene after the crash. In each of those cases, the common thread is not having legal counsel to give you good advice in your recovery process. It’s always important to have your own legal consultant to help you whether it be to retain field investigators, to identify black box information, get tire measurements on the street, or other gouge marks from the collision that could aid in showing how the crash occurred. Secondly, it’s important to get legal counsel because commercial trucking accidents usually involve far more severe injuries because of the forces of impact being so much greater between a huge commercial truck and a small private automobile. In those types of severe injury cases, you need legal counsel to help you find the medical care you require that will aid in your recovery.
3. How do I choose the best attorney for my truck accident claim?
People often want to know how to find the best attorney to help with a commercial trucking accident case in Virginia. The answer is quite simple, but the process you have to follow can be difficult. There are a whole slew of attorneys in Virginia who handle ordinary car crash cases who are not thoroughly trained in how to investigate a commercial trucking accident case. You must locate an attorney who has that specific experience in commercial trucking accidents to help you in your case in Virginia.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a wreck and have questions about a commercial vehicle accident in Virginia? After reading out 3 common truck accident questions, contact a Virginia truck accident lawyer at The Strong Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.