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October 28, 2018 in Articles, Personal Injury Articles | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

At MartinWren, we have helped many clients involved in truck accidents. These types of accidents are more complicated than everyday vehicle accidents. Trucks are larger and can cause more damage and more severe injuries. But there’s also the issue of liability. In a truck accident, there are many different parties that can be liable. All of this combined creates a complex scenario and not any personal injury lawyer can handle this. You owe it to yourself to use the trusted truck accident lawyers of MartinWren to help you get the compensation you deserve to make a full and complete recovery.

Insurance coverage is important

Who insured the truck that hit you? Was it the driver? The owner of the truck, if it’s different from the driver? The company the driver works for? In some cases, it can be all of these.

Did you know the truck and the trailer are often owned by different companies? This means they are insured by two different policies. As a result, we can pursue claims against both companies.

This is a complex procedure that often involves depositions and expert witnesses. This is not for the faint of heart personal injury lawyer. This is a job for MartinWren.

Types of damages

The type of compensation we will fight for is wide ranging and depends a great deal on the circumstances of your truck accident. Some types of damages we may attempt to recover on your behalf include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Past and future medical bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of companionship
  • Vehicle damages and replacement

The specific circumstances surrounding your truck accident and injuries will determine which damages we attempt to recover on your behalf. But we know we can help you. In order for us to provide you with a full evaluation of your case and the best course to take, we recommend you contact MartinWren so we can move your case forward.

Causes of truck accidents

The causes of truck accidents can vary as widely as the damages you can recover. The overwhelming cause of truck accidents, however, is driver fatigue.

Truck drivers are paid by the load, not by the hour. In order to make more money, truck drivers seek to deliver more loads. But to do this, that means they must spend more time behind the wheel and less time resting. Truck drivers are required to keep log books but often these can be manipulated. Truck drivers hours spent behind the wheel is also regulated but many times the rules are not followed.

In addition to the driver, sometimes the trailer isn’t loaded correctly and are not inspected correctly. This can lead to dangerous conditions for both the truck driver and other drivers on the road.

Contact us to start your recovery
You’ve been injured by no fault of your own. You should not be on the hook for any expenses related to that injury.

Contact MartinWren today to have your case evaluated by one of our experienced truck accident lawyers.

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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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