Tractor Trailer Accidents
In 2012, the FMCSA estimated that there were 317,000 accidents nationwide involving large trucks. Out of those accidents, 73,000 resulted in injury and 3,464 ended with a fatality. With their substantial size and weight, tractor trailers are unwieldy and often difficult to maneuver. Factors that may contribute to tractor trailer accidents included size/weight of the vehicle, speed, fatigue, shifted cargo and failure of maintenance or repair. At almost twenty times the size and weight of a passenger vehicle, tractor trailers often leave accident victims grievously injured.
Those injured by a tractor trailer accident can face long recovery times including mountains of medical bills. An experienced tractor trailer injury lawyer can help you or your loved one through the process. There are many factors that need to be examined in these types of accidents, including having knowledge of the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations and Hazardous Material Regulations. Your attorney would need to review the number of hours that a tractor trailer driver has been on the road and any corporate liability by the owner of the truck. Let the experienced attorneys at ReidGoodwin help you or your loved receive full and fair compensation and complete medical care for your injuries.We’re here to help:
Tractor trailers are almost exclusively operated for commercial purposes. As commercial vehicles, big-rigs and their drivers are subject to stringent federal regulation related to licensing, training, operation, and maintenance. However, truck accidents still pose considerable danger to other motorists.
When truckers and trucking companies fail to comply with safety and equipment regulations, the consequences can be devastating. Whether a truck driver, trucking company, management company or other negligent driver is responsible for your accident-related injuries, the experienced attorneys at ReidGoodwin can help you receive maximum financial compensation. Contact us today to schedule your free legal consultation.
ReidGoodwin is located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia; we represent injured individuals in the City of Richmond and all surrounding counties, including Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Charlottesville, Petersburg, Powhatan, New Kent and all across the Commonwealth of Virginia.