State Police: Speed Caused Driver to Lose Control of Truck Hauling 900 Live Turkeys

A tractor-trailer hauling almost 900 live turkeys overturned in Campbell County in an accident police say was caused by reckless driving on the part of the truck driver.

According to Virginia State Police, the crash occurred on Tuesday, March...

What Are the Most Common Causes of Virginia Truck Accidents?

At Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn, all we do is injury law. This means that the Virginia personal injury attorney who handles your case has extensive experience and legal knowledge of Virginia injury law. Our firm also only represents victims...

Virginia Truck Accident Attorney: Causes of Flatbed Truck Accidents

Flatbed trucks are one of the most popular choices to transport goods and equipment, whether across the country or across town. While other types of commercial trucks have enclosed trailers, flatbed trucks are wide open and transport companies...

New Technology Could Reduce Number of Fatigued Truck Drivers on Roads

Some of the most catastrophic crashes that occur on Virginia’s roads involve large commercial trucks. The enormous size and massive weight of these vehicles often cause horrendous damage to smaller vehicles and devastating injuries to the...

Truck Accident Caused by Poor Maintenance and Unsecured Cargo

Last year in Virginia there were 2,484 accidents involving large commercial trucks. These accidents resulted in the deaths of 48 victims and left another 851 victims with injuries, many of these injuries catastrophic ones.

Many truck accidents...

Is There an Increased Risk of Fatigued Truck Driver Crashes Due to Pandemic Demands?

Many drivers find driving alongside a huge tractor-trailer or other type of commercial truck very intimidating. It can even be frightening sometimes. A crash involving a truck is almost always catastrophic because of its massive size and weight....

Family Fights for New Truck Law Following Fatal Crash

One Texas family is taking the pain from tragedy and fighting for lawmakers in Washington DC to pass a law that would require owners of tractor-trailers and other large trucks to take the measures to increase vehicle visibility.

In October 2018,...

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of a Virginia Truck Accident

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there are more than 13 million large trucks and buses on the nation’s roads. Statistics also reveal that these numbers continue to increase every year. Although more trucks...

The Dangers of Trucks with Overweight or Unsecured Loads

When most people think of truck accidents, they imagine a horrific scene of a huge tractor-trailer having slammed into a much smaller passenger vehicle. But the truth is that a truck does not even have to actually hit another vehicle in order for...