Tractor-Trailer Attorneys in Fredericksburg | Allen and Allen

Tractor-Trailer Attorneys in Fredericksburg

Trucks and tractor-trailers are a common sight on U.S. roadways. Every year, accidents involving these vehicles see an average of 4,600 deaths per year. From malfunctioning equipment to improperly-secured loads, one misstep can be deadly.

Recovering from a collision can evoke fear, uncertainty, and frustration. You may feel that you have more questions than answers, such as:

  • Can I pay my medical bills?
  • How do I support my family?
  • My job won’t wait, so what can I do?
  • Should I consult a lawyer for help?

Allen & Allen understands that an accident can break the life you know into fragments. We are dedicated to helping you piece the remnants back together.

What should you do in the event of a tractor-trailer or truck accident?

Virginia law states that you might be entitled to monetary damages if you were injured in an accident due to the recklessness or negligence of the other party. Damages include reimbursement or compensation for:

  • Previous medical costs
  • Impending medical costs
  • Suffering, pain, inconvenience, and grief
  • Loss of wages
  • Lost economic opportunity
  • Funeral costs

Insurance companies: Proceed with caution

Insurance companies (from the other driver/s) may contact you almost immediately after an accident in order to record a statement about the collision and your injuries.

Before you speak with representatives from these insurance companies, you should contact an attorney at Allen & Allen. It’s pertinent to discuss the complexities of your unique situation. If you have a case, our seasoned attorneys can help while you:

  • Secure damages owed to you by the negligent party’s insurance company
  • Seek coverage from your insurance company for medical payments, and uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage
  • Through negotiation, secure a just settlement offer for damages suffered
  • Gather evidence, which may eventually be presented to protect your claim

Accidents involving trucks or tractor-trailers should be meticulously handled by attorneys with the specific skills to best shield you from the resources and scope of trucking companies. Trucking and insurance companies are motivated by the protection of their own best interests. Often, they will summon investigators to the site of the accident right afterward, so that they can build a case in the negligent driver’s defense.

Providing it is not a legal requirement, it’s best to not give a statement without an attorney present. Your statement could be weaponized against you during negotiations and other aspects of the settlement process.

Another beneficial source is our online question-and-answer guide:  “What Should I Do at the Scene of a Car or Truck Accident?

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About our Fredericksburg location

Located between Richmond and Washington, D.C., the Fredericksburg branch of Allen & Allen is conveniently placed near Mary Washington Hospital, Sentara Pratt Medical Center, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fredericksburg.

The Fredericksburg office of Allen & Allen is just one mile from I-95/US Route 17 and under two miles from US Route 1. Free on-site parking is available.

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