Norfolk International Terminal, Portsmouth International Terminal, Newport News International Terminal, as well as commercial trucking centers located in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and other communities of Tidewater Virginia have generated an explosion of truck and tractor trailer traffic in our area.
The Interstate 95 corridor throughout Petersburg, Richmond, and into Northern Virginia hosts a very significant volume of trucks. Route 460, cutting east to west across the state of Virginia is notorious for fatal trucking accidents. And, the interstate 81 corridor, which runs through Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, is one of the most notorious for tractor-trailer traffic in the state. The result for Virginia drivers has been devastating.
Legal Knowledge of Trucking Laws and Regulations
Our attorneys understand there are extensive rules and regulations unique to truck drivers and trucking companies which operate in our state. It is critical to hire a lawyer who understands these complex rules and regulations. A violation of the safety rules or regulations by a truck driver or tucking company results in a special type of liability called negligence per se.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. are prepared to immediately investigate injuries and death caused by trucking collisions. The heavy volume of trucking in our area coupled with the huge weight of a tractor-trailer, result in a significant number of truck accident victims who often suffer from severe injuries including brain damage, spinal cord injuries, major damage to the vertebrae and discs of their neck and back, and even death.
Causes of Virginia Truck & Tractor-Trailer Accidents and Collisions
- Truck drivers who have been on the road for too long with inadequate sleep Truck drivers who have become impaired from alcohol and drugs, especially stimulants taken to overcome excessive time on the roads
- Trucks with excessive loads; causing the overloaded truck to become dangerously uncontrollable over-sized trucks which exceed established rules and regulations for the safe length, width, and height for operation
- Missing safety equipment; including the absence of reflectors, lights, and other warning devices
- Poorly maintained brakes and tires
- Excessive speed
Do You Know Your Legal Options?
Immediate investigation often makes the difference between winning and losing a tractor-trailer injury case. The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. conducts immediate investigations to identify crucial witnesses and preserve important evidence. Our attorneys and staff will immediately notify the insurance companies involved to protect you from abusive insurance company tactics. Delays in an investigation can destroy your case because evidence is often lost and key witnesses can become very difficult to locate over time. Contact us of a free consultation 877-544-5323.