Truck Accidents

Fairfax Truck Accident Attorneys

Favorably Resolving Your Truck Accident Claim

At Carroll & Nuttall, PLLC, we have been handling personal injury cases in Fairfax, Virginia since 1998. Truck accidents are all too common and often take a significant physical, emotional, and financial toll on accident victims. Many victims suffer debilitating and life-changing injuries in these accidents, including paralysis, spinal cord injuries (SCI), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and painful fractures. Others die, leaving their loved ones to grieve their loss.

If you or a loved one is involved in a truck accident, we urge you to contact one of our attorneys immediately. Insurance adjusters, investigators, and defense attorneys often arrive on the scene of an accident within hours. Without an attorney on your side, you could lose crucial evidence.

Protect your rights by calling us at (703) 952-5801 today.

Legal Support After a Truck Accident

In Virginia, you only have two years from the time of a truck accident to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. Trucking operations often involve multiple parties, so it may take valuable time to determine which party played a part in your accident, and timing is critical.

If you have been in a truck accident, chances are, you left the scene in an ambulance. Still, you will need to gather evidence and determine liability if you want any chance at recovering compensation. The sooner you call our attorneys, the sooner we can get to the scene of the crash and start securing valuable evidence.

Aside from this vital step, we can also help you organize all documents related to the crash, get a copy of the crash report, contact the truck driver, the shipping company, and the insurance company; and even find additional evidence during accident reconstruction and the discovery phase.

We will fight for you, every step of the way, so you can recover compensation and account for:

  • Medical bills
  • Missed wages
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Long-term effects of your injury
  • Pain and suffering
  • And more

Identifying Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are often very complicated to reconstruct, so having an attorney who is experienced in dealing with this unique type of case can make a big difference. Our skilled truck accident attorneys may be able to determine if one of these factors caused or contributed to your accident:

  • Driver fatigue — Although truck drivers and trucking companies must comply with stringent hours of service guidelines, many still violate them and put other motorists in danger. Our discerning truck accident lawyers will look at the evidence to determine whether the driver may have been fatigued or drowsy at the time of the accident.
  • Oversized trucks — State and federal regulations limit the size of commercial trucks allowed on certain roadways. Cargo must also be loaded in specific ways to prevent the truck from tipping over or cargo falling off. We can send investigators to immediately respond to your accident and look for crucial evidence that may prove negligence.
  • Mechanical defects — Faulty brakes, worn tires, or other mechanical problems may have caused your collision. Our accident reconstruction experts can analyze evidence and deliver an opinion regarding factors that caused or contributed to your crash.

While these are 3 of the most common causes of truck accidents, other behaviors can cause large trucks to crash, as well. Drivers may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, disobey the speed limit, text while driving, or otherwise behave carelessly behind the wheel. Because truck drivers are generally employed by a shipping company, both the driver and their employer can face liability.

Trucks often have “black box” devices that keep track of their driving time and document any important events. Often, the truck’s black box gives us the evidence we need to win your case.

Our Fairfax truck accident attorneys can build your case and make demands long before the statute of limitations expires. In fact, we prepare every case for trial from day one, even though most cases settle outside of court.

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