Truck Accident Attorney Arlington VA
Fighting for Fair Compensation for Severely Injured Victims
Big rig accidents are more common than most people realize. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Virginia Highway Safety Office, there were 2,306 large truck collisions in the Commonwealth in 2017 alone. Of these crashes, 822 resulted in bodily injury and 45 proved fatal. Sadly, the same report revealed that a disproportionate number of injuries and fatalities did not affect the truck driver, but the driver and passengers of the other involved vehicles.
If you were injured or your loved one was seriously harmed or even killed in a semi-truck accident, the Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC can help. Our Arlington truck accident attorney has handled thousands of cases over the course of his extensive career; he can help you understand your legal options and work to recover the maximum compensation you are owed.
Reach out to us today to schedule a free, confidential case evaluation; call (703) 457-1300 or submit an online contact form.
Liability in Truck Accident Cases
In general, truck accident cases tend to be more complex than other types of motor vehicle claims, such as those involving cars and motorcycles. One of the reasons for this is the potential for multiple liable parties. Because truck drivers are operating big rigs as part of the scope of their employment, they are not the only ones responsible when accidents occur—even when the truck driver is clearly at fault. In many cases, employers are at least partially responsible for the behavior of their employees and, thus, the trucking company itself may be liable for your injuries.
Establishing who is liable for a truck accident is crucial; at the Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC, we work to determine if any of the following parties (or a combination thereof) is responsible:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company that employs the driver
- A manufacturer of a certain truck part
- The entity responsible for truck design
- The person or company in charge of conducting truck maintenance
- The entity responsible for fixing reported truck problems
- A third party, such as another driver on the road
- The entity responsible for road design
When handling truck accident cases, our legal team looks at various factors involved in the collision, including the events leading up to the crash and whether any actions were taken or should have been taken to prevent it. We often work with accident reconstruction experts and other specialists in order to determine exactly how a collision occurred and who is liable.
What Are Some of the Common Causes of Truck Accidents?
A study conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation found that the following factors are some of the most common causes of large truck accidents:
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Brake problems
- Not taking proper caution on unfamiliar roadways
- Roadway problems
- Drivers using over-the-counter drugs
- Drivers not paying attention to the road or other cars
- Driving while fatigued
- Drivers taking unnecessary risks due to pressure from trucking companies
In each of these situations, these accidents could likely have been avoided if proper precautions and care were taken, whether by the driver, the trucking company, or those responsible for maintaining the roads or truck.
Call Us for a Complimentary Consultation
Our firm understands the immense impact truck accidents have on the victims and their families and loved ones. Often, big rig collisions result in catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and substantial property damage. Our Arlington truck accident lawyer offers personalized attention and empathetic legal counsel for clients who are attempting to move forward with their lives. Our entire team is committed to aggressively advocating for you. We have successfully recovered over $25 million for our clients; we are prepared to fight for the full recovery you deserve.
Call (703) 457-1300 or contact us online for a free consultation today.