Northern Virginia Truck Accident Attorney
Alexandria Personal Injury Lawyer for Semi-Truck Accidents or Tractor-Trailer Accidents
As early as possible after you have been injured or lost a loved one in an 18-wheeler accident, come to Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. for help. Our Northern Virginia personal injury attorneys have more than 90 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of accident victims. We are committed to helping people in your situation to claim fair compensation for their losses.
Commercial truck drivers require special training and licensing before they can take their massive vehicles out on the road, and they typically do everything they can to avoid causing accidents. It only takes one negligent trucker, however, to change your life forever. We want to help you pursue justice and compensation by holding the truck driver accountable for causing your accident.
Under federal trucking regulations, a semi-truck can legally weigh up to 80,000 pounds, as much as 40 times more than an average passenger vehicle. For this reason, trucking accidents are far more dangerous than normal traffic collisions. According to reports from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), truck accidents caused 5 percent of all traffic injuries and 12 percent of traffic deaths in 2011, despite the fact that this type of accident accounted for only 3.6 percent of all collisions statewide. The DMV lists the leading causes of truck accidents as being following too close, improper lane changes and failure to yield right of way.
Truck Accident Claims in Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax
In many cases, a careful investigation of a truck accident will discover that the driver was distracted by a cell phone, was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, was fatigued or was in some other way taking unnecessary risks behind the wheel. In other cases, a lack of proper equipment inspections and maintenance will be found to be the cause of the crash. Our firm has extensive resources for investigating such cases, and we are fully prepared to go up against the truck company.
Let us begin working on your claim now by contacting us for a free case evaluation.