Car Accidents, Truck Accidents, Bus Accidents, and Accidents Involving other Commercial Vehicles
In the wake of an injury--from any source--a motor vehicle accident, an unsafe product, a dangerous drug or a dangerous condition of land--many victims and their families don't know where to turn for the critical legal advice they'll need to guide them through what can be an intimidating and confusing time. Choices injured persons and their families make in the days immediately following an injury or wrongful death can have a lasting impact on their rights to compensation for damages and injuries. Defendants have insurance companies to protect them--you deserve advocator as well. Our attorneys have assisted injured individuals and their families in a variety of areas.
We limit the number of cases we take so that we may devote substantial resources, thought and attention to each of our personal injury cases. Several of our lawyers previously practiced in very large law firms, and we strive to provide extraordinary legal assistance to individuals who could never afford to pay the rates large law firm demand. In effect, we level the playing field by taking the “corporate law firm” approach used by large firms to defend corporate clients and using it to represent our personal injury clients in fighting insurance companies and corporations for civil justice. In today’s business-first political climate, the basic rights of individuals are rapidly losing ground to the prerogatives of big business and the companies that insure them. By making your fight our fight, we partner with our personal injury clients to make justice a reality.
A Dedicated Team of Attorneys Helping People Hurt by TrucksTruck Crash
Trucks are not simply big cars, and a truck wreck usually means far more than just a traffic jam. For the innocent victims of truck accidents -- those in passenger vehicles, on motorcycles, or pedestrians -- life-changing injuries and death are too often the catastrophic results. Many truck wrecks are directly caused by dangerous driving on the part of truck drivers. Because trucking companies often make unrealistic demands on drivers to "make time" and meet unreasonable deadlines, at times truck drivers push their trucks (and their bodies) well beyond reasonable limits of safety and alertness. But regardless of the many pressures they face, truck drivers have just one option when they are in any condition that's less than 100 per cent. That option is get off the road. Whether its because of truck driver fatigue, truck driver drug or alcohol use, truck driver distraction, or reckless driving, when truck drivers fail to make responsible decisions, wrecks that could have been prevented happen and people get hurt and killed.
On today's crowded highways, the margin for driver error is increasingly slim. Many of us have first-hand accounts of close calls and "near-death" experiences involving trucks that were moving too fast, following too closely, or simply coming out of nowhere like freight trains fallen off their tracks. Thousands of trucks of every variety pass through the major arteries of Northern Virginia each day, and too many of those trucks are driven by truck drivers with minimal regard for the safety of others on the road. Truckers are encouraged to speed and drive while fatigued, since trucking companies pay drivers by the mile, not by the hour.
Because trucks and truck drivers are highly regulated, the litigation surrounding truck accidents requires experienced attorneys in what has become a complex arena of personal injury law. A person injured or killed as a result of a truck accident needs lawyers with knowledge and experience navigating the evolving web of federal and state regulations that govern trucking operations, safe driving techniques, and documentation. Knowledgeable attorneys committed to investigating the many possible causes of truck accidents are essential to helping truck accident victims obtain just settlements and verdicts for their injuries.