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| Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

truck accidentTruck accident injury claims can be one of the most complex types of insurance processes to go through. This is because there is often more than one at-fault party who may be responsible. A Norfolk truck accident attorney can advise you on which party or parties should be named in your truck accident injury claim.

The Truck Driver

Actions by a truck driver are often the cause of a truck accident. Some of the more common factors include driver fatigue, speeding, or other activity that violates federal and state trucking regulations. However, in these type of cases, there may be multiple parties that are responsible for a victim’s injuries and the financial compensation they are entitled to.

For example, if the brakes of the truck failed and that is what caused the truck crash, your Virginia injury attorney will investigate whether or not that trucking company inspected and maintained the brakes on a regular basis. Your attorney will also check to see if the brakes were defective, which would then make the manufacturer liable for your injuries.

The Trucking Company

Your Va. accident attorney will investigate other factors that may have contributed to the crash to determine if the trucking company’s actions or policies led to the crash. In addition to whether or not the truck was well-maintained, questions about the driver’s history and experience are also examined. Did the truck company hire a truck driver who had a history of speeding, driving under the influence or other dangerous issues? Did the trucking company ensure that the driver was trained and experienced?

The Freight Company

If the truck accident occurred because the vehicle was over the legal weight limit or the load was not secured properly and it shifted, then the freight company who loaded and packed the truck could be named as an at-fault party in your truck accident injury claim.

Truck Part Manufacturer

As mentioned above, if the truck accident was caused by a defective part, then the truck part manufacturer could also be liable for your injuries. One of the most common defective truck parts that contribute to accidents is defective tires. A loaded tractor-trailer that has a tire blowout can be fatal to any vehicle that is in its area.

Contact an Attorney

If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Virginia truck accident attorney right away. Our personal injury firm has handled numerous truck accident cases and understands the intimidation tactics and manipulation that many trucking companies and their insurance carriers use on injured victims in order to avoid paying the amount of financial damages the victim deserves.

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