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Trucking Accidents in Prince William County

The large size and limited handling capabilities of large commercial trucks like big rigs and dump trucks make them a much larger potential hazard on the road than standard automobiles. When commercial trucks are involved in auto accidents, the result is typically more catastrophic than accidents involving personal vehicles. Because serious and fatal injuries are so much more common in trucking accidents, legal representation is involved more frequently in these cases. There may also be more possible parties at fault, since truck drivers may have affiliations with a trucking company, contractors, and insurance companies who may become defendants in your case. Due to the complexity of trucking accident cases, it is important to hire an experienced attorney like Kevin Paul Childers to represent you and seek the compensation you deserve.

Trucking Accidents in Prince William County

Causes of Trucking Accidents

Proving fault in trucking accidents may be more complex than other auto accidents, because the issue of comparative negligence often arises. Generally, commercial truck drivers are among the safest drivers on the road, but they may not have adequate training or realistic shipping schedules that allow them to stay completely safe while driving. Here’s a closer look at some of the factors that may lead to trucking accidents to help you see how complicated liability can become in these cases.

  • Inadequate safety measures – If commercial vehicles have not been properly maintained, there is a higher chance of accidents caused by unforeseen hazards on the road like ice or heavy winds. Poor safety training and a lack of defensive driving techniques may also contribute to the fault of the driver and trucking company.
  • Rushed commercial drivers – Another issue commonly facing truck drivers is unrealistic shipping expectations that may cause a driver to use excessive speed or stay on the road longer than he or she safely should.
  • Unsafe driving near commercial vehicles – Many car drivers are at least partially at fault in trucking accidents due to unsafe practices like improper merging procedures, driving between two large trucks, abrupt lane changes, and driving in “No-Zones” where truck drivers have limited visibility.
  • Weather or unsafe road conditions – There are often external forces that lead to trucking accidents—including severe weather, stopped vehicles, or heavy traffic restricting a truck’s maneuvering capabilities.

Possible Legal Action

Even if you may be partially at fault in an accident involving a commercial truck, you should seek legal advice to explore the comparative liability in your case. By calling the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers at (703) 330-6300, you can rest assured knowing that you have the best representation for your case in Prince William County.

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