23 Sep Don’t get penalized by someone else’s negligence.
In an accident with a tractor-trailer, the injured plaintiff is required to prove that the defendant was negligent and that this negligence led to the accident which caused the plaintiff’s injuries. As with other types of accidents (including car accidents), determining who is at fault in a traffic accident is a matter of deciding who was negligent. In many cases instinct will tell you that a truck driver, driver of another vehicle or even a pedestrian acted carelessly, but cannot identify what rule or rules that person violated. You need a qualified attorney who knows how to protect you from the negligence of others. Don’t get penalized by someone else’s negligence.
Automobile accident claims are the most common type of personal injury case in the court system today. Some states have passed legislation (known as “no-fault laws”) that does notrequire an individual to prove that the other driver is at fault before collecting damages from an insurance company. Under these laws, the individual may be compensated for medical bills, rehabilitation costs and lost wages without filing a lawsuit, but will not be compensated for pain and suffering, emotional distress or inconvenience. Fault will also still be considered in claims for physical damage to the vehicle.
Virginia is not one of the 12 states that currently have no-fault laws. This means that fault will be considered by an insurance company with regard to both vehicle damage and bodily injury claims. Determination of fault in a tractor-trailer accident is crucial when seeking compensation for your losses. If you have been involved in an accident with a tractor trailer or another vehicle, contact Mark at Paullin Law Firm and make sure you don’t get penalized by someone else’s negligence. Call Mark today at 804-464-3765 for a consultation.
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