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Tractor-trailer trucks are a common site on the roads leading into the various cities of Hampton Roads, including Hampton and Newport News. Tractor-trailers were responsible for over 20% of accident deaths in the past year, 26% of all injuries, and 46% of all collisions. Due to the sheer size and weight of tractor trailer trucks, these accidents can be catastrophic. It is imperative that you immediately retain a skilled tractor-trailer truck accident lawyer following a crash in order to properly pursue a claim for your injuries.
The Stellute Law Firm has handled countless tractor-trailer truck accident claims. In fact, our attorneys have worked tirelessly over the past 50 combined years to provide personalized and aggressive representation to our clients who have suffered from accident injuries. If you have been harmed in a tractor trailer truck accident, The Stellute Law Firm is "The One to Know".
Call us at (757) 722-2815 for a free consultation at our Hampton office.
Tractor-Trailer Truck Accident Statistics
Sadly, in the past year, 125 drivers and 21 passengers were killed in truck-related accidents. Another 12,757 drivers and 3,989 passengers were injured in a total of 55,054 truck-related crashes. Of these crashes, 270 resulted in death, 18,509 resulted in personal injuries, and 36,275 resulted in property damages.
The most common cause of tractor-trailer truck collisions is driver negligence. Following too close is also another common cause, closely followed by failure to yield, improper lane change, improper turn, speeding, and running red lights. In addition, over 2,500 accidents involved at-fault drivers who were under the influence. A shocking number of truck accidents also involve sleeping, fatigued and/or ill drivers.
The Leading Cause of Tractor-Trailer Truck Crashes Is Negligence
Negligence occurs when a driver is careless and causes an accident, which results in injuries to the other party. Generally, negligence is comprised of four elements: (1) duty, (2) breach, (3) causation, and (4) injury.
Under Virginia law, you may be entitled to damages for:
Past Medical Bills
Future Medical Expenses
Past Lost Wages
Future Lost Wages
Pain and Suffering
Future damages and pain and suffering can be extremely difficult to calculate. The accomplished personal injury lawyers at The Stellute Law Firm can educate you on what damages you are entitled to and how to calculate those damages.
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After 50 years, the skilled tractor-trailer truck accident lawyers at The Stellute Law Firm have learned that a combination of fierce advocacy and personalized client contact is the best formula for personal injury representation.
To experience our unique approach to the attorney-client relationship, call The Stellute Law Firm at (757) 722-2815 for a free consultation.