Getting hit by a large commercial truck, tractor-trailer, or big rig can be a devastating, life-altering experience. If you are on this page, it is likely because you or a loved one was hit by a large commercial truck and need legal help. The medical bills are piling up, you cannot work, and your life is turned upside down due to serious injuries. Contact our team of experienced truck accident lawyers today to schedule a free, confidential case review.
Anywhere You Are, We Can Help
Our team of Virginia truck accident attorneys at Shapiro, Appleton & Duffan are licensed to practice law in Virginia and North Carolina, but we handle truck wreck cases throughout the eastern United States including South Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Georgia, etc. No matter where your truck accident ocurred, whether in Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Williamsburg, Richmond, Fairfax, or the Interstate 81 (I-81) corridor in and around Roanoke and surrounding areas like Glenvar, Hollins, Cave Spring, and Salem, we can help. The same goes for Elizabeth City, Charlotte, and the Outer Banks region of North Carolina, It is quite common for major trucking accidents to occur on roads and highways connecting these areas such as Interstate 64 (I-64), Interstate 264 (I-264), Interstate 664 (I-664), Interstate 295 (I-295), and Interstate 95 (I-95).
Proven Results - Sample of Our Truck Accident Injury Case Results
- $5.5 Million Settlement for Child Who Suffered a Brain Injury in a Tractor-Trailer Accident
- $3.5 Million Settlement for Truck Accident Victim
- $2.4 Million Settlement in Tractor-Trailer Accident that Resulted in a Wrongul Death
- MACK Truck Accident Resulting in Serious Leg Fractures Results in $650,000 Jury Award
Truck Accident Lawyers in Virginia Beach and Beyond
The firm's central office is based in Virginia Beach near Virginia Wesleyan College located conveniently at the intersection of Diamond Springs Road and Northampton Boulevard. We also have satellite offices Norfolk, Portsmouh, Suffolk, and Hampton, VA. In addition to our Tidewater locations, we have a satellite office in the Outer Banks region of North Carolina (specifically Kitty Hawk, NC).
Let Us Help Answer Your Questions
You probably have questions and concerns about how to manage your medical bills, missed time from work, whether to file a truck accident injury claim, and so forth. The information below is meant to help you. Our team of trucking accident lawyers take time to answer frequently asked questions and even published an in-depth legal guide for truck accident victims. Download a PDF copy of this free resource here.
Frequently Asked Questions Answered by Our Team of Roanoke Truck Accident Lawyers
- Are the laws that apply to accidents involving commercial trucks different from the laws that apply to car accidents?
Tractor-Trailer Accidents are Serious, Complex Personal Injury Cases
The legal process of a commercial truck crash case is different from the process involving two cars. When the drivers of two cars have a collision, sorting out insurance concerns is usually a straightforward process. This is not the case when a tractor trailer is involved in a wreck. Learn how different these serious collisions can be from Virginia-North Carolina truck accident lawyer Randy Appleton:
Due to the many liability, under-insurance and separate insurance policies involved in any trucking business, tracking down the insurance sources or proper trucking company that may be responsible can be an overwhelming burden. In addition, retrieving critical evidence from the accident scene and from the trucking company can make or break your case. We know how to get that evidence. Check out these videos on the types of evidence our team of trucking accident lawyers go after to strengthen your case:
Time to Level the Playing Field - Contact Shapiro, Appleton & Duffan Today
Established trucking companies often send an investigator to the scene immediately to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and to be sure that the trucking company drivers "clam up" fast, and they do this in order to effectively minimize their liability.This is why you need quality legal representation right away.
Retaining an experienced truck accident lawyer in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Roanoke, or anywhere else in VA can mean the difference between a fair and just settlement and having your needs utterly discarded. There are many actions that must be taken almost immediately:
- The collection of any and all forensic evidence including skid marks, debris, vehicle or tire damage, and data systems on the truck are the physical evidence of the accident.
- Consulting with forensic experts that are knowledgeable about big rig accidents and accident reconstruction.
- Determining the physical status of the big rig operator at the time of the accident.
- Getting through the web of liability including all available responsible parties and relevant insurance that may be available to you or a family member.
It is crucial to obtain a trucking injury attorney in Virginia that has a thorough and complete understanding of state and federal regulations that apply to trucking companies. It’s also important to understand that tractor trailers can be considered moving, portable businesses, and there are commercial regulations that demand that they be operated responsibly and safely.
For more information about trucking in various states, check out these informational pages: