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Truck Accidents

Commercial trucks are a backbone of our economy. Sometimes called “18 wheelers,” professional drivers guide these large vehicles. National statistics show that these professionals are less likely to cause an accident than average drivers. But when big trucks are in an accident, the consequences are huge. Truck wrecks cause major damage because of the vehicle’s weight and size compared with average cars. These accidents also cause significant injuries.

Virginia Beach Truck Accident


Truck accidents, although less frequent than
accidents with cars, are more than twice as likely to
cause personal injury to people in nearby cars. If a large
commercial vehicle hit your car, then you know
this is true.

Among the most common accidents with commercial vehicles is the “sideswipe”. Most often happening on the highway, this type of accident happens when the truck fails to stay in its lane. It can cause a cascade of problems for other drivers on the highway, who aren’t expecting the wreck. One way to try to avoid this is to remain out of the truck driver’s “blind spots” along the side of the truck.

Another common commercial accident occurs when trucks cannot stop and slide sideways across a highway. The truck will sweep any vehicles in nearby lanes under the truck or across the roadway. The forces an out-of-control truck applies to smaller vehicles can be enormous, causing them to roll or flip.

Dealing with Trucks and Insurance After an Accident

The insurance companies for commercial driving companies have lawyers on retainer, ready to fight every injury case. If you’re the victim in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you’ll get a call from their insurance company. They’ll want you to make a statement, and they might offer you money. Don’t take it. That’s usually a quick settlement to prevent you from recovering money for your injuries and pain. Remember, the commercial driver’s insurance is in the business of minimizing any payout at all. They’re not looking out for you.

Virginia Beach Truck Accident Attorneys at East Coast Trial Lawyers Get Compensation for Injury Victims

Truck accidents have some nuances and complications compared with standard car vs. car accidents. Trust your case to Virginia Beach truck accident attorneys experienced in cases with commercial vehicles. Call East Coast Trial Lawyers at 757-352-2237 or contact us online to get a free consultation, or use our online tool for an estimate of what your case might be worth. Located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, we serve clients from the surrounding areas, including Chesapeake, Eastern Shores, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk.

For more information, visit our dedicated truck accident website.


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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.

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