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Dump Truck Accidents

October 2, 2019

Virginia Beach Truck Accident Lawyers discuss dump truck accidents. When a dump truck and a passenger vehicle collide, injuries are often severe. Distracted driving, speeding, and driver incentive programs have led to a steady increase in dump truck accidents over the past five years. Dump trucks are commonly used by construction companies to haul materials such as dirt, concrete waste, scrap materials, and stone. When a truck of this size collides with a passenger vehicle, injuries are catastrophic and often deadly. The most common causes of dump truck accidents include:

  • Distracted driving by the dump truck driver or those in passenger vehicles
  • Speeding and reckless driving
  • Failure to obey traffic signs and signals
  • Reckless entry or exit from a construction site
  • Unsecured cargo
  • Unleveled surfaces on roads and construction sites
  • Improperly trained dump truck drivers
  • Failure to follow safety precautions on construction sites when loading and unloading cargo
  • Poor truck maintenance and repair

Collisions with passenger vehicles are the most common type of dump truck accident, but serious injury and death also occur when dump trucks get into accidents on construction sites. It is the legal responsibility of dump truck drivers and fleet owners to regularly inspect, repair, maintain their dump trucks, and properly train their operators.

Types of Injuries Sustained in Dump Truck Accidents

A dump truck is a large, heavy vehicle that can cause traumatic injuries and death when on-road accidents and construction site accidents happen. The most common types of injuries related to dump truck accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Head, neck, and shoulder injuries
  • Fractured and crushed bones
  • Spinal injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Chest compression and internal organ damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Severe cuts and lacerations
  • Suffocation when caught under the dump truck’s load
  • Amputations

These types of catastrophic injuries often lead to lifelong pain, physical and cognitive disability, and long recovery periods. Medical bills, lost wages, stress on family members, and the emotional toll on the injured victim can lead to a significant strain on the victim’s financial well being, making recovery from the dump truck accident even more traumatic.


Whenever a person is injured in a dump truck accident, it is vital to seek the counsel and representation of an experienced truck accident lawyer.  Compensation to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and temporary or permanent disability is essential to maintaining the quality of life for victims and their families. A competent truck accident lawyer will gather pertinent evidence to substantiate the victim’s claims and will stand up to aggressive legal teams representing large trucking firms and construction companies.

Our Virginia Beach Truck Accident Lawyers Help Victims of Dump Truck Accidents Claim Compensation

If you were injured in a dump truck accident, call a Virginia Beach truck accident lawyer today. At East Coast Trial Lawyers, we will fight to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call us at 757-352-2237 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, we serve clients throughout Chesapeake, Eastern Shores, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk, as well as North Carolina and nationwide.

Areas We Serve

Our law firm proudly serves clients injured anywhere in Virginia or North Carolina on personal injury claims, including cases with traumatic brain injury, spinal and neck injury, wrongful death, and more serious injuries. As Virginia Beach personal injury attorneys with many years experience, our team of lawyers will be ready to fight for you. If you were injured on the job, our Virginia Beach Workers Compensation lawyers are ready to serve you.

Call 757-352-2237 or fill out the online contact form for a free consultation about your personal injury, workers compensation, or other attorney services. Our firm adopts a team approach to every case, so while one primary lawyer will be assigned to your case, you have the benefit of an experienced team of lawyers, all working on your side. We are located in Virginia Beach, VA, and serve clients who were injured anywhere in Virginia or North Carolina.

301 Bendix Road, Suite 460
Virginia Beach VA 23452
Ph: 757-352-2237 | Fax: 757-994-8910