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Who Is Liable in an Accident With a Commercial Truck?

At the core of every truck accident claim is one primary concern: who is liable for the accident. Liability determines accident fault, which could turn into compensation for those who suffer severe personal injuries due to peoples’ negligent actions.

Therefore, who is liable in an accident with a commercial truck?

Determining Liability in Commercial Truck Accidents

Determining liability in commercial truck accidents is relatively similar to determining liability in passenger vehicle accidents. First, an experienced Fairfax personal injury attorney can review the facts of the accident’s official police report.

After reviewing the facts, the attorney will think through and assign potential fault percentages. A fault percentage is the amount of responsibility a person has in causing an accident.

However, Virginia is a no-fault insurance state, so why would an attorney assess potential fault percentages? Because people can sue for damages if their car accident meets certain conditions.

Specifically, Virginians can sue for damages when they suffer severe personal injuries caused by another driver’s negligence.

Most commercial truck accidents result in catastrophic injuries due to the size and weight of commercial trucks. Therefore, chances are good that those injured in commercial truck accidents can recover damages in lawsuits.

However, the only way to know if a truck accident could result in lawsuit damages is to talk to an attorney.

Talk to An Attorney About Your Case

If you or a loved one suffers injuries in a commercial trucking accident, you may have the right to pursue just compensation. Shevlin Smith is an award-winning Fairfax personal injury firm that has won millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We know when a case merits legal action, and we know how to represent those with life-altering truck accident injuries.

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