Richmond Truck Accident Lawyers

Richmond Truck Accident Lawyers

Richmond Truck Accident Lawyers

Over a quarter of a million people call Richmond home, and countless tourists come each year to take in the scenic views and local sites. Interstates 95 and 64 quickly get jammed, especially with the proliferation of large commercial trucks.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a Richmond truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other losses.

The Richmond truck accident attorneys at Allen & Allen provide personalized and compassionate legal representation to accident victims seeking justice against those who harmed them. Contact our legal team today for your free consultation to discuss your legal options.

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Why Choose Allen & Allen for Your Truck Accident Claim?

Allen & Allen is one of Virginia’s oldest and most established law firms. Founded in 1910, we have over a century of experience handling complex claims for accident victims. We are a family firm built on compassionate service, and we work tirelessly to protect our clients and fight for their fair treatment and compensation.

Through the years, we have recovered millions in verdicts and settlements for our clients harmed due to no fault of their own. And we can help you, too.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a truck accident in Richmond, contact our personal injury lawyers for your free and confidential case consultation. We can explain your rights, build a solid case to support your claim, and handle all negotiations with the insurance company to ensure you and your family get the compensation you need and deserve.

How Much Does a Truck Accident Lawyer Cost in Richmond?

In the aftermath of a truck accident, you may be overwhelmed with medical treatment and other accident-related bills. The last thing you want to think about is paying an attorney to handle your claim. That’s why, at Allen & Allen, we work on a contingency fee basis. You pay nothing upfront. Our fees come out of the compensation we recover for you in your truck accident case.

As experienced personal injury lawyers, we understand all the damages truck accident victims and their families may be entitled to, and we will fight to get you compensated for all your damages, maximizing your claim. What you recover having a lawyer on your side with be substantially more than if you handled the case on your own, even after our fees are paid.

Studies show that people who hire lawyers to handle their personal injury claims recover about 40% more than people who choose not to retain legal services.

How Common are Truck Accidents in Richmond, Virginia?

Virginia has a complex road network that includes interstates, highways, state routes, and local roads. Most accidents occur on interstates and highways, but a truck accident can occur along any road these vehicles travel.

Truck accidents are relatively common in Virginia, although they only make up a small percentage of all traffic accidents. According to the latest statistics from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 2,981 large trucks crashed in Virginia last year, resulting in 844 injuries and 60 deaths. About 58 percent of those crashes occurred on interstates.

What Damages Are Available for Truck Accident Victims?

What Damages Are Available for Truck Accident Victims

Truck accident victims may seek a variety of damages, depending on the specific circumstances of the accident and their injuries. Damages may include:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes the cost of hospitalization, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, and any other medical treatments related to the accident.
  • Lost Earnings: Compensation for income lost due to the accident, including missed work days, reduced work capacity, and future earning potential.
  • Property Damage: Reparations for damage to your vehicle and personal property.
  • Future Medical Expenses: Anticipated medical costs for ongoing treatments, surgeries, therapy, and other care resulting from the accident.
  • Future Lost Earnings: Compensation for future income you may lose due to long-term or permanent injuries.
  • Home Modifications: If you require modifications to your home due to your injuries, your settlement or judgment should cover these expenses.
  • Cost of Assistive Devices: This includes wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, or any other devices needed due to the accident.
  • Wrongful Death: If the truck accident resulted in fatalities, family members may file a wrongful death claim and seek compensation for funeral and burial expenses and other losses.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident and resulting injuries.
  • Mental Anguish: Damages for psychological suffering, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Loss of Consortium: Damages awarded to the spouse or family members of the victim for the loss of companionship, support, and services due to the injuries.

To pursue these damages, truck accident victims should work with a personal injury attorney who can help assess the claim’s value, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent the victim in court if necessary.

Who May You Hold Liable in a Truck Accident Case?

Who May You Hold Liable in a Truck Accident Case

In a truck accident case, liability can extend to various parties depending on the circumstances of the accident. Multiple parties may share responsibility, and you must identify all potentially liable parties to ensure you recover appropriate compensation. Parties that may be held liable in a truck accident case include:

Truck Driver

The truck driver is often the most immediate and direct party you can hold liable for negligent or reckless actions that contributed to the accident, such as speeding, distracted driving, or impaired driving.

Trucking Company

You can hold the trucking company that employs the driver liable for inadequate training, unrealistic schedules that encourage speeding or fatigued driving, failure to properly maintain the vehicle, or negligent hiring practices.

Truck Manufacturer

If a defect in the truck’s design or manufacturing contributed to the accident, you can hold the truck’s manufacturer liable for the resulting damages. This could include defects in components like brakes, tires, or steering systems.

Maintenance and Repair Providers

You can hold companies liable for maintaining or repairing the truck if their negligent maintenance practices or shoddy repairs lead to an accident. This can involve issues like poorly maintained brakes or tires.

Shippers and Loaders

You can hold those responsible for loading the truck’s cargo liable if improper loading caused the accident, leading to cargo shifts, loss of control, or rollovers.

Government Entities

In cases where poor road conditions or inadequate signage played a role in the accident, you can hold government agencies liable. This includes cases involving negligent road construction, design, or maintenance.

Third-Party Drivers

Other drivers may bear liability. For example, a car driver’s reckless actions could lead to a collision with the truck, and you can hold them partially or entirely liable for the accident.

Manufacturers of Other Vehicles

If another vehicle involved in the accident had a defect that contributed to the crash, the manufacturer of that vehicle may share liability.

Third Parties

In some cases, third parties, such as contractors or subcontractors, may have contributed to the accident, and you can hold them liable.

How Can a Lawyer with Allen & Allen Help with My Truck Accident Claim?

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a truck accident, a truck accident lawyer from Allen & Allen can provide invaluable assistance with your claim. Here’s some ways we can help you:

Legal Advice

Our personal injury attorneys are well-versed in the laws and regulations governing truck accidents and personal injury claims. We can explain your rights, assess the strength of your case, and provide legal guidance throughout the process.


Our attorneys have the resources and experience to thoroughly investigate the truck accident. This includes gathering evidence, obtaining accident reports, interviewing witnesses, and working with accident reconstruction experts if necessary.

Identifying Liability

Multiple parties may share responsibility. Our attorneys can identify all liable parties, whether the truck driver, the trucking company, manufacturers, maintenance providers, or others.

Calculating Damages

Our lawyers can assess the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses. We can calculate the compensation you deserve.

Negotiating with Insurance Companies

Insurance companies often try to minimize payouts, and their adjusters will have different interests than yours. Our firm’s attorney can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to secure a fair settlement.

Litigation Representation

If negotiations fail to result in a fair settlement, your attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf and represent you in court. We will present your case to a judge and jury and advocate for your right to compensation.

Expert Testimony

Our attorneys can work with expert witnesses, such as accident reconstruction specialists and medical experts, to strengthen your case and provide credible testimony.

Navigating Complex Legal Procedures

Truck accident cases often involve intricate legal processes, such as compliance with federal and state regulations, discovery, depositions, and court procedures. Your attorney can navigate these complexities.

Maximizing Compensation

Our lawyers aim to maximize your compensation, ensuring you receive the full amount you deserve. We can also explore potential sources of compensation you may not have considered.

Peace of Mind

Having an attorney from Allen & Allen can provide you peace of mind knowing that a professional is handling the legal aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

Contingency Fees

Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if you win your case. This makes legal representation accessible to those who cannot afford hourly attorney fees or upfront retainer fees.

Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer with Allen & Allen Today

Truck Accident Lawyer, Jason Konvicka

Jason Konvicka, Truck Accident Attorney in Richmond

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a truck accident in Richmond, you deserve justice and fair compensation for your losses.

Don’t suffer in silence or let insurance companies take advantage of you. Our experienced Richmond personal injury lawyers are here to fight for your rights.

Contact us today at (866) 552-5683 for your free consultation, and let us be your advocate during this time of need.

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