Victims and surviving families of truck accidents deserve top-notch legal representation during this challenging time. No amount of money can replace a loved one or change what happened, but it can provide compensation for losses suffered. You may be eligible to file a civil claim seeking compensation from the negligent parties. Speak to a Virginia personal injury attorney from RVA Personal Injury Lawyers to learn about your options.
Truck accidents are not exclusive to 18-wheelers found on highways. Some trucks that you might see involved in accidents include:
Some of these trucks are specific to certain geographic areas. Many of these trucks are on interstates and highways, and others are seen on residential roads and side streets. Our Virginia truck accident lawyer handles various truck accident cases.
Investigating how the crash occurred is among the most vital steps we will take when handling your case. It is incumbent upon victims to prove that a negligent party caused their injuries. One of the first steps in an investigation is to determine whose negligence contributed to the collision. This can include:
Sometimes multiple parties on this list are responsible for the collision. The more parties at fault, the more independent investigations may occur. Other aspects of a truck accident investigation include:
A thorough investigation will significantly impact your injury claim. Our Virginia truck accident lawyer has years of experience investigating these cases.
After our Virginia truck accident attorney completes their investigation, they will also calculate damages that apply to your case. This process will take negotiation skills and legal knowledge. Victims can recover damages such as:
Many other damages can apply to your case. Surviving families will have different processes and damages they can seek when a loved one dies. Discuss your circumstances with a Virginia truck accident attorney.
According to the National Safety Council, large trucks accounted for 117,300 crashes resulting in injury in 2021. Some of the most common truck accident injuries include:
The accident scene is cleared, victims have received emergency medical attention, and many questions arise. Among those questions is who will pay for this tragic situation. Truck accidents involve various parties, and you should have a Virginia personal injury lawyer to sift through the paperwork and pursue justice. Call RVA Personal Injury Lawyers at (804) 915-1611 for a case review today.
There are many personal injury lawyers in Virginia, but we believe that we stand out for several reasons:
We have a deep understanding of the legal and insurance systems in Virginia and will use this knowledge to get justice on your behalf.
Sharif Gray has a proven track record of success in securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
We understand that every case is unique and we take the time to listen to your story and understand your needs and goals. We will work with you to develop a customized legal strategy to get the justice you deserve.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid. You can rest assured that we are working hard to get you the best possible result.
The statute of limitations is two years for most personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases in Virginia.
For most cases, you must file a lawsuit within that time frame. But there are exceptions. Give us a call at (804) 915-1611 to discuss your options.
In Virginia, the jury considers the following factors when deciding the amount of a verdict:
(1) Any bodily injuries sustained and their effect on health according to their degree and probable duration;
(2) Any physical pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(3) Any disfigurement or deformity and any associated humiliation or embarrassment suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(4) Any inconvenience caused in the past and any that probably will be caused in the future;
(5) Any medical expenses incurred in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to occur in the future;
(6) Any earnings lost because of being unable to work at their calling;
(7) Any loss of earnings and lessening of earning capacity, or either, that may reasonably be expected to sustain in the future; and
(8) Any property damage sustained.
Virginia Model Jury Instruction No. 9.000: General Personal Injury and Property Damage
There is no cap on damages in most personal injury cases. But there is a cap on damages in medical malpractice cases.
There is also a cap on punitive damages.
Your personal injury lawyer should pursue the full and fair value of what was taken from your health and quality of life.
Sharif Gray has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and he is known for taking cases to trial.
We are not settlement lawyers. We are committed to trying cases well. Because of that, we do not handle hundreds of cases at a time. We are selective in the cases we take so we can get justice for the people we represent.
Nothing until we win your case.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
If we resolve your case before filing a lawsuit, we charge a fee of up to 33.33% of the recovery. After a lawsuit is filed, we may charge a fee of up to 40% of the recovery.
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