Truck Accidents Attorney
Truck accident lawyer with over 20 years of experience.
Serving Manassas, Woodbridge, Leesburg, Fairfax, Centreville, Gainesville, Warrenton,Dale City, Dumfries, Haymarket, Herndon, Reston,Alexandria and all locations in Prince William County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Stafford County, Loudoun County, Culpepper County, and Spotsylvania County.
Commercial trucks, large and small, are a constant reminder of how dangerous our roads can be.
Because of a commercial truck’s size and weight, truck accidents in Virginia can be catastrophic and even deadly.
Truckers, like all drivers, must abide by the laws of the road.
Whenever there is a truck accident, motor carrier companies will quickly send their own trucking accident lawyers and investigators out to the scene of the accident. These representatives will interview witnesses, collect evidence, and take possession of the truck’s logs and data records to protect the trucking company.
It is essential that you hire an experienced truck accident attorney to protect your rights.
WHY TRUCK ACCIDENTS HAPPEN
Nearly every truck accident is caused by a driver who has been negligent in their driving duties. Sometimes the negligent driver is charged with a traffic offense, and sometimes the negligent driver is not charged with an offense. This does not change the fact that you are entitled to compensation for your accident injuries and damages caused by the negligence of a truck driver or a trucking company.
Common Causes of a Truck Accident include:
- Someone driving while fatigued or overworked
- Someone driving who is not paying proper attention or is distracted
- Someone driving who has a defective part to their truck
- Overloaded truck
- Improperly secured load on a truck
Often times a truck accident results in serious injuries or death.
Some examples of a serious personal injury from a trucking accident may include any of the following:
- Brain injury
- Surgery to the leg, feet, back, neck, bones, ligaments, or any other part of your body
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death
A person who sustains any of these injuries may well have their whole life changed for years to come. Often times they will suffer financially, incur pain and suffering, be unable to work, or be able to enjoy the life they had before the accident.
You will be able to pursue just compensation for all your losses related to the truck accident. Losses you will be able to pursue may include:
- Current and future medical treatment
- Costs of rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Economic and wage losses
- Quality of life loss
- Punitive damages
- Damages in a wrongful death action
If you or a loved one has suffered any of these injuries, or a wrongful death from a trucking accident, then contact The Law Office of James J. McCoart, III, by telephone, (703) 369-2734, or email. We have been successfully representing those injured in trucking accidents for over 20 years and will promptly respond to your needs and concerns.