Northern Virginia is one of the main corridors for truck traffic from the eastern U.S. to New England. The interstate highways, most notably the Beltway, I-95 and I-66, are heavy with truck traffic at all hours of the day. With all of these large vehicles on the road, especially at highway interchanges and the Potomac River bridges, serious truck accidents are an unfortunate occurrence in Virginia.
The power and size of commercial trucks, dump trucks, and big rig 18-wheelers means they are more likely to cause severe injuries when involved in an accident with a passenger car. Many Virginia truck accident victims suffer serious fractures, spinal cord injury, severe head trauma, disfigurement, permanent disability, and in some cases death. These injuries can be extremely costly both in medical expenses and lost wages.
Families of those killed in a jackknife, rollover, under ride, or override semi-truck accident also may have legal options to recover compensation for the financial and emotional effects of such a significant loss.
At Zelnick and Erickson, we have experience in dealing with insurance companies and their attempts to settle for unacceptable amounts. Truck drivers and trucking companies in particular, have a lot to lose if they are at fault for your accident. Trucking companies have in-house counsel who will fight to protect their bottom line and we're prepared to take your case through trial to fight for the outcome you deserve.
Contact us today to request a case review – 703-494-7171.