By Bill O’Mara, Virginia Trucking Accident Lawyer
In a new video I outline trucking accidents and how they are more complicated than accidents involving cars. Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has represented the victims of trucking crashes not just in Virginia, but across the United States.
Accidents involving big rigs can often cross state lines because truck drivers operate long distances. The company that owns a truck may be from out-of-state, so these cases often involve multi jurisdictions.
Our firm has outlined trucking accidents in the book The Best Book About Virginia Trucking Accidents. Many of the facts in the book are pertinent to the whole country because commercial vehicles are governed by strict federal rules.
The trucking industry is one of the most competitive in the United States and there is a serious shortage of drivers. Some of the drivers who are behind the wheels of big rigs have serious medical issues and are unfit to drive.
In this video I explain how trucking accidents are almost invariably more serious than other kinds of accidents due to the size and weight of big rigs. A number of parties can be liable after a trucking accident, including:
The truck driver
The owner of a truck or a trailer
The individual or a company that was leasing a truck or trailer from the owner
The manufacturer of a big rig or parts such as tires
The shipping company or loader of the cargo
The broker or the agent who arranged for transportation.
if you or a loved one has been hurt in a tractor trailer accident, call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077. Our motto is Your Injury, Our Fight!