Trucking Accident Lawyers Representing Catastrophic Injury Victims in Virginia
Passionately advocating for victims of tractor-trailer accidents for more than 15 years
Accidents with trucks cause devastating injuries. Even at low speeds, semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are capable of injuring and killing multiple people. When negligence causes the accident, victims and families deserve justice. At The Leiser Law Firm we move swiftly to investigate your case. We gather evidence, interview witnesses, and determine exactly who is at fault for your accident. We use the evidence to help you build an aggressive legal case. Whether your case goes to trial or is resolved out of court, our attorneys have the experience and skill to see it through to its conclusion.
Common causes of truck accidents
In 2011, 76 people died in truck accidents in Virginia. If someone you love is killed in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, our lawyers are ready to provide you with compassionate and experienced legal care. Our lawyers frequently assist clients with the following types of tractor-trailer accidents:
- Driver distraction — The driver of any motor vehicle must remain alert, focused on the road and driving at all times. If a truck driver looks away from the road for even a moment, an accident may occur.
- Driver fatigue — Truck drivers are often required to make long hauls. If a fatigued driver caused your accident, seek legal help immediately. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has specific regulations regarding how many hours truck drivers can operate a vehicle in a given period.
- Reckless driving — Truck drivers, like drivers of passenger cars and motorcycle riders, sometimes make mistakes. A truck driver who speeds, swerves, or tailgates endangers the lives of everyone on the road.
- Vehicle defect — Defective tires, brakes, hitches, trailers and other components can cause a driver to lose control over a rig and collide with other motorists.
Who is liable in a trucking accident?
In many trucking accidents in Virginia and D.C., the driver is to blame. However, other parties may be fully or partially responsible for your accident. Depending on the circumstances of your case, the trucking company may be to blame. If your accident was caused by a vehicle defect, the truck manufacturer is likely at fault. In some cases, a tractor-trailer accident can even be traced back to the cargo shipping company. At our firm, we explore every possibility to uncover the party or parties liable for your accident.
Choose a Virginia law firm that helps you aggressively pursue recovery
When a truck accident injures you or takes the life of your loved one, you need skilled legal help. At The Leiser Law Firm we are proud of our reputation for providing accident victims with experienced and competent legal support in the Virginia area. Please, schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with one of our highly qualified attorneys by calling 703-734-5000 or contacting us online. Our lawyers operate only on a contingency fee basis for all personal injury cases.