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Sharing the Road with a Commercial Trucker When Winter Hits

December 29, 2018 in Articles, Personal Injury Articles | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

Owing to a tremendous turnover in the commercial trucking industry, many drivers today are fairly young and inexperienced. When winter road conditions develop and combine with inexperience, it can be a deadly mix. As a passenger vehicle driver who has to share the road under sometimes abysmal circumstances, this may put you at great risk.

Our truck accident lawyer at Martin Wren is all too aware of how dangerous winter road conditions and a collision with a truck can result in catastrophic or fatal injuries.

If you or a close family member was injured because of the actions of a truck driver, call us. We provide injury victims a free consultation with our truck accident lawyer to learn more about how Martin Wren may be able to assist them.

Collisions with Commercial Trucks

At Martin Wren, we focus on representing Virginia drivers who were injured in accidents caused by negligent truckers. Our truck accident lawyer handles even the most complex of injury accidents, including those that involve multiple negligent parties.

Very often, our clients’ injuries are severe and require lengthy as well as costly medical treatment. This is usually due to the incredible weight and size of trucks as compared to passenger vehicles. We make every effort to recover maximum compensation for their damages, including pain and suffering, if applicable.

Very often, the settlements we have obtained for our clients have been substantial.

Hazards Involving Trucks When Driving During Winter

Winter arrives with a flurry, sometimes literally and that can make the twice-daily work commute a stressful experience. This can be especially true during the first winter storm of the season because many do not yet have proper tires mounted on their vehicle and are unused to driving on snowy or icy roads.

Our truck accident lawyer can also tell you that the same can be true of commercial trucks. In addition, though trucks occasionally blow out tires, it can be especially dangerous if the road condition is poor. They may lose control of their truck and subsequently sideswipe one or more vehicles beside them, jackknife and change direction, cross barriers and enter the opposite lanes of traffic.

Passenger vehicle drivers may be helpless to avoid an out of control truck and suffer serious or fatal injuries as a result. Contact us immediately if you were hurt or lost a loved one in this way.

Safety Tip

At the beginning of winter, many people have forgotten how their car reacts on snowy or icy surfaces, especially when it comes to turning or braking. If you’re rusty, or you have purchased another vehicle, it’s a good idea to acquaint yourself with how your vehicle reacts in adverse conditions.

After the first snow, practice braking in an empty parking lot (watch out for those sneaky light poles) and how to recover from a skid. In this way, you can gain confidence about how to react defensively if the unanticipated occurs while you’re driving on an icy or snowy road. In addition, keep the contact information for our truck accident lawyer with your insurance information in case you are injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver.

To find out more about how Martin Wren can help you if you were injured in an accident with a commercial truck, give us a call.

Contact Our Virginia Lawyers

We serve clients throughout Virginia — from Charlottesville and Central Virginia to metropolitan Richmond; Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke; and the cities of Hampton Roads to the Northern Virginia cities of  Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington.

To speak with one of our attorneys, please call us at (434) 817-3100.

Our Virginia personal injury lawyers at MartinWren, P.C. also have a statewide practice and offer free consultations at a time and location that is convenient for you.  We will gladly meet with you at your home or at the hospital, even on nights and weekends.

To schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer, please call us at (434) 817-3100.

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