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After A Semi-Truck Accident, You May Be Unsure What To Do

After being involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, it can be hard to know where to turn. With our direction, we can recover compensation for your injuries no matter how severe. With over 125 years of combined experience helping clients throughout Virginia, Bowen Ten Long & Bal, PC, takes a compassionate yet aggressive hands-on approach to helping those who need it most.

Experienced Guidance Can Make All The Difference

In general, motor vehicle claims can be tricky – but claims against semi trucks can be even more complicated. There are a lot of moving parts, which is why having a knowledgeable professional by your side is crucial. Our attorneys work together to fight for our clients, gathering the necessary evidence, reviewing police and medical records, and talking with necessary witnesses. Our goal is to have the negligent party cover your medical expenses and lost wages. They also may be liable for your pain and suffering. In many cases, you can seek fair compensation in injury cases without going to court. However, this can be determined by a number of factors. Speak with one of our personal injury attorneys to learn more.

Semi-truck accidents, in particular, can leave accident victims with life-altering, even fatal injuries. Due to the difference in size between a car, motorcycle, or pickup and a tractor-trailer, you could be facing broken bones, brain damage and even paralysis.

After seeking medical attention, the smartest thing you can do is find legal counsel, who is experienced with truck accidents. What many people don’t realize is that it is not just the semi-truck driver that can be held responsible. The organization they work for and their insurance company can also be sued. Whether they were tired behind the wheel, had improperly secured loads, were driving a poorly maintained rig or were simply not respecting road conditions, our job is to help you get back the compensation you deserve so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

Answers To Common Questions About Tractor-Trailer Accidents

The prospect of taking legal action after a serious injury can be daunting. With so many questions in your mind, it may seem impossible to take the first step, especially after a collision with a large truck. We’ve compiled a list of answers to the questions our truck accident clients ask us most often to help you move forward confidently.

How do you determine who is liable after a truck accident?

The most crucial stage for determining fault in a truck accident lawsuit is the discovery process. During this stage, the trucking company and the victim’s legal representation conduct independent investigations into the crash’s cause. The evidence they collect is used when negotiating a settlement and at trial if the case goes to court. Evidence in a tractor-trailer case often includes findings from police and private investigator reports, black box information and conversations with witnesses.

Who can be held responsible after a tractor-trailer accident?

Multiple people or parties could be at fault in a truck accident, including:

    • The truck driver
    • The trucking company
    • The truck manufacturer
    • The third party that loaded the truck
    • The company hired to maintain the vehicle

The number of people and parties involved in a tractor-trailer crash makes determining the fault a tricky situation. The experienced attorneys at Bowen Ten Long & Bal, PC, can get to the bottom of these issues.

What type of recovery is available for those injured or wrongfully killed after an accident with a tractor-trailer?

Crash survivors or surviving family members can recover compensation for losses such as:

    • Medical treatment
    • Lost wages
    • Pain and suffering
    • Loss of companionship in the event of a death
    • Funeral expenses
    • Vehicle damage or other property damage

The long-term effects of a truck accident can be staggering. Compensation from a personal injury claim can help victims and their families offset their losses.

Where should my truck accident lawsuit be filed if I must file a legal claim?

A personal injury attorney will help you find the correct jurisdiction and court where your legal action should be filed. It usually depends on where the accident happened and who is being sued.

Call Now To Schedule A Consultation

At Bowen Ten Long & Bal, PC, we can answer all of your motor vehicle accident-related questions. We truly value face-to-face time with our clients and find it helps us understand their goals. It is time for you to discuss your options with a lawyer who cares. Call our office in Richmond at 804-767-6850 to schedule a consultation today with a semi-truck accident lawyer. You can also fill out our contact form.

However, if you don’t live around the Richmond metro, there’s no need to worry. We can work with you remotely no matter what part of the state you live in.