Listen to any morning or evening rush hour report, and it’s only a mater of when, not if, you’ll hear about a semi, 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer involved in an accident or causing some other problem on I-64 around the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and along Armistead Avenue, Mercury Boulevard/US 258 or King Street/VA 278. Fortunately, few of these crashes and breakdowns in Hampton, Virginia (VA), result in deaths or serious injuries, but those are ever-present risks when large commercial trucks collide with cars, pickups, SUVs or motorcycles.
Hampton’s roads and highways saw 45 wrecks by large commercial trucks. Those were the fewest for any of the seven cities that make up Hampton Roads — Chesapeake had the most with 108 — but each threatened drivers and pedestrians. Recovering funds from truck drivers’ and trucking companies can present serious challenges when the worst does happen. “The worst” can include losing a family member whose car got rear-ended by a tractor-trailer and burst into flames or having to deal with permanent disabilities after colliding with a semi.
Crashes caused by trucks can leave victims and their loved ones physically and psychologically overwhelmed and in no condition to deal with insurance companies. Getting help from a lawyer experienced in handling trucking accident injury and wrongful death cases can be essential to ensuring you receive fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and suffering.
The attorneys with our firm have decades of experience fighting for truck accident victims and their families. We can’t take every case, but we would love to speak with at our Hampton offices. We only do injury law, and you can reach us at (757) 788-8162. The first consultation is free.
We promise not to charge you legal fees unless we get a settlement or verdict in your favor, and we can come to see at home or in the hospital if your injuries or situation make coming to us difficult.