Truck Accident Attorney in Southwest Virginia

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Truck accidents are some of the most devastating crashes that take place on Virginia roads. The size and weight of an 18-wheeler mean these vehicles impart violent forces on whatever vehicle or pedestrian they strike. As a result, the victims of truck accidents often suffer life-altering injuries. If you have been hurt in a crash, a Virginia truck accident lawyer from Arrington Schelin can help you pursue accountability and justice from those responsible.

For more than 40 years, the attorneys of Arrington Schelin have fought for the rights of injured accident victims throughout Virginia. Our firm’s extensive experience gives us an in-depth understanding of the trucking industry and a unique edge when taking on deep-pocketed insurers. We take pride in our outstanding reputation for compassionate service. Our attorneys don’t just focus on your legal recovery. We care about helping you recover physically and emotionally as well.

Contact us for a free initial consultation, during which you will learn how an experienced Virginia truck accident lawyer from our firm can pursue the full compensation you need.

Do You Have a Truck Accident Claim?

You may have a truck accident claim if you were injured in a crash that was caused by a truck driver or a company involved in the truck’s operation. If you are wondering whether you have a right to compensation, please reach out to us to discuss the details of your case in a free consultation.

Why Truck Accidents Are More Complicated

Pursuing justice after a truck accident can prove more complicated than the average motor vehicle accident case for several reasons:

  • More evidence is involved, as regulations require trucking companies to prepare lots of documents that must be reviewed following a crash to determine what and who caused the accident.
  • There are more potentially liable parties, as trucking companies, cargo companies, maintenance companies, or truck manufacturers may also bear responsibility for causing the wreck.
  • Victims tend to suffer more serious injuries, which not only increases the amount of money necessary for fair compensation but also makes it more likely that a settlement or verdict will need to include future anticipated losses.
  • Trucking companies may have complex corporate structures or insurance policies that make it difficult to determine the full extent of financial resources available to compensate accident victims.

You should never try to handle a truck accident injury claim on your own. Talk to a highly qualified truck accident lawyer from Arrington Schelin about how we can help.

Benefits of Hiring a Lawyer for Your Truck Accident Claim

Going up against big trucking companies and their insurers can be intimidating. Hiring a lawyer for your truck accident claim can offer you several important benefits, including:

  • Having an experienced investigator who can recover all the evidence that may prove critical to your case
  • Identifying all the party or parties that should be held liable for your injuries
  • Documenting the full extent of your expenses and losses, including anticipated future losses
  • Filing your claim with the at-fault parties and insurance companies and negotiating aggressively for a fair and full truck accident settlement
  • Advocating your case in court if a truck accident lawsuit is your best option for pursuing the payment you need to recover

What Compensation Can Be Recovered After a Truck Crash?

If you have been hurt in a truck crash, you deserve a full financial recovery for losses that you have incurred. This can include:

  • Costs of medical treatments, including emergency medical care, surgeries, prescriptions, physical therapy, and medical equipment
  • Costs of long-term care for permanent disabilities that result from your injuries
  • Loss of income if you miss work while recovering after a truck accident
  • Loss of earning capacity if disabilities prevent you from working in the future
  • Repair costs for your vehicle, or the value of your vehicle if it was totaled by the accident
  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring/disfigurement or disabilities that cause a reduction in your quality of life

Do not trust an insurance adjuster to tell you the value of your case. Their goal is to minimize or even deny your claim. You need an experienced attorney on your side who will look out for your best interests and fight for what’s fair.