Trucking Accident Lawyers Serving Virginia Beach
Determined representation for catastrophic injuries and wrongful death
Commercial trucks traveling at high speeds have incredible destructive force, capable of inflicting severe and even fatal injuries. If you are the victim of a truck accident, or you’ve lost a loved one, The Stallings Law Group, P.C. can help. For more than 35 years, our firm has provided highly professional representation to victims of vehicle accidents. Our attorneys are determined to obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible, and work closely with you throughout the process to achieve that goal.
What traffic accident statistics say about truck accidents
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 73,000 large trucks involved in injury accidents in 2013. Fatal accidents involving large trucks produced 3,964 deaths in 2013. In that year, large trucks represented nine percent of all vehicles involved in fatal accidents. That participation rate is outsized, considering that large trucks accounted for only four percent of registered vehicles, but it is equal to the percentage of vehicle miles traveled for commercial trucks, which is also nine percent. We can conclude that trucks are more deadly than cars given the number on the road, but only because they spend more time on the road.
Federal trucking regulations aim to enhance highway safety
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration develops regulations for the trucking industry that aim to improve highway safety. Areas covered include:
- Driver medical requirements
- Driver’s hours of service
- Hazardous material transport
- Equipment maintenance
Accidents often result when a driver or the trucking company has violated a safety regulation. For example, it is all too common for drivers to spend too much time behind the wheel; studies have shown that driving when fatigued is as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. Poorly maintained equipment or unbalanced cargo can also cause an accident.
Our personal injury attorneys thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident. We use subpoena power to obtain trucking company records that may reveal violations that led to your accident, and fight to hold all responsible parties accountable.
Contact our auto accident attorneys for aggressive representation in Virginia Beach
If you were injured in a truck accident in Virginia Beach or any other area of Hampton Roads, VA, you need determined representation to get full compensation. The Stallings Law Group, P.C. has the experience and resources to confront large trucking companies and hold them accountable for their negligence. Call us today at 757-422-4700 or contact our office online to schedule your free consultation and case evaluation.