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Richmond Truck Accident Lawyers

Getting into an accident with a large commercial truck, tractor-trailer, or big rig in or around Richmond, Virginia is no ordinary accident. The damage can be catastrophic. In fact, Road Safe America, a non-profit group, estimated that the occupants of 
cars constituted approximately 98 percent of the lives lost in accidents between large tractor-trailers and passenger cars. Even if your life is spared, you may wind up with a traumatic, debilitating injury such as a traumatic brain injury, broken bones, nerve damage, torn muscles, and so forth.

Our Team of Richmond Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help

The Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia truck accident attorneys at Shapiro & Appleton& Duffan are ready to help you and your loved ones. We have handled numerous complex truck accident injury and wrongful death cases in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We know full well that many large tractor-trailers and big rigs use Virginia highways like Interstate 64 (I-64), Interstate 264 (I-264), Interstate 664 (I-664), Interstate 295 (I-295), Interstate 95 (I-95), and Interstate 81 (I-81) with little regard for the operators of smaller sedans, SUVs, motorcycles and pickup trucks. 

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

If you or a loved one was seriously hurt in a collision with a commercial truck or 18-wheeler in or around the Richmond area, you probably have a bunch of questions. That is where we can help. Our team of experienced Richmond and Petersburg truck accident lawyers can answer questions concerning insurance coverage, liability, and other important legal issues.  
For example, federal rules restrict 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.

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

Our team of experienced Richmond 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 reasons why you need to contact our Richmond and Petersburg 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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