If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you’ve likely suffered injuries serious enough to interfere with both your personal and professional life. Many truck accident victims sustain injuries that require extensive or long-term medical treatment and recovery, leaving them unable to work while they go through this recovery process. If the accident you were injured in was the fault of another party, then Virginia law allows you to pursue damages against that party or parties for compensation for your losses.
Truck accident victims who are seeking financial compensation should never try to pursue a case on their own. These types of lawsuits can be complex, often more complex than car accident cases, and require the experience and skill of a seasoned Virginia truck accident attorney.
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For your best chance at successfully obtaining the compensation you are entitled to, hire a truck accident attorney who only focuses on injury law, like the legal team at Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn. Practicing law can be similar to practicing medicine. If you were having issues with your heart, you would go see a cardiologist, not a dermatologist. The same holds true for legal cases. You shouldn’t consult with an attorney who practices mostly family law if you are filing a personal injury case.
When you come to your first appointment with a truck accident attorney from our firm, it can be most productive if you bring the following information with you:
- The police report from the accident: The police report will confirm the accident was reported to authorities. It will also provide law enforcement’s perspective as to the cause of the accident and list any traffic violation citations or arrests that were made at the scene of the accident.
- Any photos or videos taken at the accident site.
- Contact information and/or statements from any witnesses who were at the scene of the crash.
- All medical documentation you have from your injuries. This includes any emergency room treatments/diagnosis immediately following the crash, hospitalizations, surgeries, diagnostic test results, medications, etc.
- All medical bills for any medical treatments you have received for your injuries.
- Records of any lost time from work and/or benefits you have missed because of the injuries.
- Records of any correspondence (letters, emails, texts, phone calls) with the other party and/or their insurance company
- Your health insurance and automobile insurance information
- Any other documentation/expenses you feel is applicable to your case.
Contact a Va. Truck Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident caused by a negligent or reckless truck driver, contact a dedicated Virginia truck accident attorney. As mentioned above, truck accidents can be more complex than other types of motor vehicle accidents because depending on the circumstances of the crash, there may be multiple parties who are liable for a victim’s injuries.
Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn has successfully represented many clients who were injured in truck accidents and will use all available resources to aggressively advocate for you and your family in obtaining the financial compensation you deserve.