As most Virginia drivers have probably noticed, commercial truck drivers sometimes drive recklessly across the state. These truckers operate their vehicles while distracted, tired, or intoxicated, and they oftentimes speed, abruptly change lanes, and follow too closely. Many times, thanks to defensive driving on the part of other motorists, these truck drivers do these things without incident. They may scare other drivers, but no real harm is done. However, in some situations, these negligent truckers cause serious accidents.
These wrecks can leave people with life-threatening injuries. Suddenly, these victims and their families have to deal with mounting medical bills from their medication, operations, and rehabilitation. Making matters worse, these victims may have to live with the physical and emotional pain as a result of their injuries. In some situations, victims are left permanently disabled.
In addition to the health crises that truck accident victims face, they often suffer loss of income, too. These accidents can take people away from their normal life, including from their jobs, for an extended period of time. This can cause significant financial turmoil, making it difficult for a victim to cover his or her mortgage, rent, utilities, and even grocery bills.
Truck accident victims do not have to let these unexpected challenges ruin their financial future. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, victims can seek to hold negligent truck drivers and truck companies responsible for the injuries they cause. The attorneys at Carter Craig are experienced with the process, and diligently and aggressively works to recover compensation on behalf of their clients.
Our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys can handle insurance problems, negotiate a settlement, and litigate the case in court. In other words, we do everything in our power to hold negligent truck drivers accountable. Our attorneys will investigate every aspect of the accident to ensure that all negligence is uncovered, perhaps increasing the likelihood of succeeding on a claim. If monetary awards are recovered, then a victim can focus on healing and moving forward with his or her life.
For more information about truck accidents and how our firm can help victims, please see our website.