Author: Trent Kerns, Personal Injury Attorney
Prompt investigation is important in every kind of accident, but is especially critical in obtaining a satisfactory settlement or an excellent jury verdict in a tractor trailer accident case.
Under Virginia law, the injured party, called the plaintiff, has the burden of proving how and why his accident happened. If the injured party cannot do this, he cannot win his case. The person who caused the accident can remain silent; they have no obligation to present evidence or a defense of any kind at trial as to the accident's cause. This may not seem fair, but it is a fact the injured plaintiff and their tractor trailer accident attorney must live with.