5 Common Questions About a Truck Accident

Were you hurt from a truck wreck and have questions? Read these 5 common questions about a truck accident, then contact our Virginia attorney today.

1) What mistakes should I avoid after a truck accident?

5 Common Questions About a Truck AccidentThe 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.

2) How do I choose the best attorney for my truck accident claim?

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.

3) Are truck accident claims the same as a car accident?

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.

4) Should I speak to the insurance company after a truck accident?

Do not talk to the insurance companies until you hire your own attorney. You need to be carefully advised on how to respond to questions after a commercial trucking accident. There’s no rush for you to provide information to the trucking company after your commercial trucking crash in Virginia. You can wait until after your injuries are resolved; hopefully sooner rather than later. The more serious the injuries, the less need there is for you to provide your own statement to the commercial trucking company representatives and allow your attorney to make a presentation of what your injuries have been.

5) How long do I have to file a truck accident claim?

In Virginia, the time in which you must file a lawsuit to preserve your claim for a commercial trucking accident is two years. As a result, people often come out of the woodwork and try to get an attorney very late in the game when they know that two-year deadline is approaching. In my estimation, that’s often a very dangerous tactic to wait that long to see an attorney for your commercial trucking accident in Virginia. So much about your case depends on a careful evaluation of the scene of the crash and preserving the evidence of what happened and the physical evidence at the crash site immediately after the crash. Oftentimes, tire marks evaporate from weather conditions changing on the road or simply the traffic volume on a highway. There can be devastating consequences to the merits of your case by not retaining an attorney early on. By all means, if you have the ability to do so, retain a lawyer immediately after your Virginia commercial trucking accident case.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a wreck and have questions? After reading these 5 common questions about a truck accident, 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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