Driving a truck can be quite a hazardous profession. According to the U.S. Labor Statistics Bureau, truck drivers accounted for a substantial amount of transportation-related deaths in recent years. Also, negligent truck drivers accounted for two percent of injuries that resulted in lost work time. Truck accidents happen for many reasons. First, many truck drivers who navigate Virginia roads while crossing the state or the country are deprived of sleep. They operate their trucks for long hours and weariness can cause a decrease in alertness, which, in turn, can spur accidents on Virginia roads.
Also, trucking companies often set unrealistic deadlines for their employees. As these truck drivers speed across various Virginia highways, their priority is to meet these deadlines, which can cause less than careful driving habits, thus leading to more frequent accidents. Any person who is involved in a truck accident would know that these injuries can be quite deadly because the sheer size and weight of a speeding truck can inflict great harm. A working professional who is involved in a truck accident may be unable to work for an extended period of time. Treatment in a hospital also is likely to result in mounting medical bills.
It may not always be possible for an injury victim to pursue a compensation case in court while actively being treated for injuries. The support of a knowledgeable attorney would be handy to present a victim’s case in a timely manner and to ensure that the injured party receives the right amount of compensation from the trucking company.
The attorneys at Carter Craig have long-term experience working closely with victims who have been hurt in truck accidents. If an accident is caused by a drunk truck driver or a negligent act by a truck driver, then Craig’s experienced attorneys can help ensure that the victim receives adequate help and well-deserved compensation.