Did you or a loved one get injured in a truck wreck? Check out these 3 truck accident tips, then contact our Virginia lawyers for a free legal consultation.
Mistakes to 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.
Choosing a Truck Accident Attorney
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.
Truck Accident Injury Claim
I’m often asked by clients what the differences are between a commercial trucking accident case in Virginia and a regular car crash case in Virginia. There can be a lot of differences because number one, surprising to most people, the average juror in Virginia assumes that commercial truck drivers are decent people and consummate professionals. As a result, they tend to get the benefit of the doubt as to who was at fault in causing the crash. The only way to rebut that assumption is to provide detailed evidence of exactly how the crash occurred. In those cases, it’s very important to preserve the evidence as quickly as possible of the debris and the measurements of skid marks at the crash scene in a Virginia commercial truck accident case.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a wreck and have questions about 3 truck accident tips? 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.
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