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Roanoke Truck Accident Lawyers

If your sedan, SUV, or pickup truck was hit by a commercial truck or big rig, you likely endured significant damage, both to your vehicle and your body. The medical bills may be piling up and you have not been able to return to work. Our team of Roanoke, VA truck accident lawyers are here to help. 

Commercial Trucks, Big Rigs and 18-Wheelers Travel In and Around Roanoke, VA Regularly

Interstate 81 (I-81) is one of the main highways allowing travelers to access the city of Roanoke and surrounding localities such as Glenvar, Hollins, Cave Spring, and Salem. It is also a commonly used highway for tractor-trailers, big rigs, and 18-wheelers. Other highways in and around Central Virginia that are utilized by large commercial trucks include:
  • Highway 11
  • Hghway 24
  • Highway 116
  • Highway 220
  • Highway 221

Roanoke, Virginia - the hub for many large trucking companies

Numerous trucking are based, or have satellite offices in, Roanoke. Here is a brief list: 
  • Advanced Transportation
  • Alamood Transport
  • Central Transport
  • Clement Brothers Trucking Company
  • CLI Transport Roanoke
  • Consolidated Freightways
  • Kenan Transport Company
  • Lbt Trucking, Inc.
  • Pitt-Ohio Express, Inc.
  • PM Transport, Inc.
  • Rising Sun Transport
  • S-Line Transportation

Why It Makes Sense to Speak to a Truck Accident Attorney in Roanoke

If you or a loved one was seriously hurt in a collision with a commercial truck or 18-wheeler, you probably have a bunch of questions. That is where we can help. Our team of experienced truck accident lawyers can answer questions concerning insurance coverage, liability, and other important legal issues.  For example, federal regulations limit the total number of hours a driver can operate a tractor-trailer 11 hours per day and 70 driving hours per week. This law is in effect to prevent catastrophic truck accidents caused by driver fatigue. Unfortunately, it is quite common for trucking companies to ignore this law and encourage drivers to keep going and not stop until they reach their destination, even if it means operating a tractor-trailer for 18, 20, or even 24 hours non-stop. In addition, trucking companies are legally required to retain driving logs. These logs can play a critical role in establishing negligence and liability on the truck operator and trucking company.

Ticking Clock - You Must Take Legal Action Sooner Rather Than Later

Generally, large commercial rucking companies are typically required to keep records such as hour logs for six months. This means if you want a truck accident lawyer to obtain critical evidence on your behalf, you need to take action sooner rather than later. Furthermore, a truck accident injury case is subject to a statute of limitations. This is a legal term referring to the finite period of time an injured party has to file a civil legal claim against the at-fault party. This means you cannot (and should not) wait years before reaching out to a trucking accident attoney about your potential case.  

Take Action - Contact Our Roanoke, Virginia Truck Accident Law Firm Today

Our team of experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorneys are ready to help you and your loved ones. Call for a free, confidential consultation with an attorney at 1-800-754-0042 or just fill out the quick contact form on this page.

Here are five key reasons why you should contact our truck accident injury law firm right now:

  1. Rated as a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News & World Report (since 2010) for personal injury law;
  2. Track record of results in representing seriously injured truck accident victims and their families;
  3. Recognized as "Super Lawyers" for personal injury law in Law & Politics Magazine (since 2006);
  4. No Recovery, No Fee Policy (i.e. we do not get paid unless and until you get paid through a settlement, judgment, or verdict); and
  5. Decades of combined legal experience in the field of personal injury law

 

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