Injured By A Delivery Truck Or Other Commercial Vehicle?
Dealing with the aftermath of a commercial vehicle accident is not the same as dealing with a car accident. If you were injured by a commercial vehicle driver, there are a range of additional complexities that need to be addressed in order to improve your chances of a fair financial settlement. But it’s important not to handle these legal matters on your own. You need an experienced personal injury lawyer to protect your rights.
Trusted By Virginia Residents Since 1979
Crandall & Katt, Attorneys at Law has been a trusted source of legal advocacy since 1979. We help accident victims in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and throughout Virginia secure financial compensation to address their injuries, medical bills, lost wages and pain.
Our lawyers are equipped to handle accident claims involving any type of government or private commercial vehicle, including:
- Delivery trucks (UPS, FedEx, USPS)
- Dump trucks
- Paving trucks
- City vehicles such as garbage trucks and buses
- Large electrical maintenance trucks
When you work with our law firm, we understand that each case is unique and that different evidence is needed to build the strongest claim possible. That is why we look down every avenue for the cause of the commercial vehicle accident, such as drunk driving, texting and driving, speeding, untrained driver and accidents caused by blind spots.
Overcoming The Complexities In Your Case
Accidents involving commercial vehicles tend to produce serious injuries. When there are serious injuries, the insurance company stands to lose a lot of money. And when the insurers risk losing money, they tend to fight aggressively.
One of the many benefits to working with Crandall & Katt, Attorneys at Law is that we have handled these serious claims before — and won. We understand the tactics the defense will try and how to counter them. We will not let our clients be bullied into lowball settlement offers. Our commercial vehicle accident attorneys are extremely comfortable and skilled in the courtroom and are more than willing to litigate to get results.
Frequently Asked Questions About Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Below you will find answers to some common questions about these tragic accidents. Note that the answers are meant to be general information. For legal advice specific to your situation, please contact our lawyers.
What are some common causes of commercial vehicle accidents?
Numerous factors can contribute to these accidents. Some of the most common include:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver distractions (such as texting while driving) and inattention
- Driving too fast for the conditions
- Intoxicated driving
- Unbalanced loads
- Negligent hiring on the part of the company
- Faulty brakes, tires or other equipment
Our attorneys know what to look for in pinpointing fault. We understand what it takes to build a strong case for compensation that leaves no stone unturned.
Who can I sue for a commercial vehicle accident?
Determining who is liable for your injuries is more complicated in commercial vehicle accident cases. Multiple parties may be on the hook, including not only the commercial vehicle driver but also their employer and potentially other parties such as the trucking or shipping company, the vehicle mechanic and the automotive parts manufacturer. Additionally, multiple insurance coverages may be at play. Skilled legal guidance is essential for determining which parties are legally responsible and which coverages provide the best opportunity for securing the full compensation you deserve.
What is the deadline for filing a lawsuit in a commercial vehicle accident case?
In Virginia, the deadline for personal injury claims and wrongful death cases, including commercial vehicle accidents, is generally two years from the date of the accident. However, you shouldn’t wait to start building a case. It takes time to conduct an investigation, determine which parties are liable, gather evidence, and navigate insurance issues. The sooner you get us involved, the more time we will have to lay the groundwork for a successful outcome.
Contact Our Attorneys Serving Lynchburg, Roanoke, And Southwest Virginia
After a commercial vehicle accident, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as you can. Many accident types may have strict statutes of limitations. We offer free consultation to all prospective clients and if you cannot come to us, we can come to you. Contact us today.
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