Newport News Truck Accident Attorney
Serving Clients Throughout Virginia
Why Choose Larry King Law?
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- 40+ years’ experience
- Track record of success
- Millions of dollars recovered for our clients
Each year, thousands of injuries and deaths take place involving large
trucks. In crashes involving passenger vehicles and big rigs, 98% of the
deaths occurred to individuals in the smaller vehicles. Many regulatory
entities are established to ensure that trucks abide by proper standards
of care to others on the road. The following parties establish standards
and oversee safety of commercial vehicles:
- Virginia State officials
- The Federal Highway Administration
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
National licenses have been required for the operation of commercial vehicles.
Even with the high number of regulations and oversight, many truck accidents
are caused by negligence of either the driver or the trucking company.
Frequent Causes of Truck Accidents
Many truck drivers spend extensive hours driving along roads and highways.
With the long amounts of time spent on the road, driver fatigue is one
of the most common causes of truck accidents. Under federal laws regarding
hours-of-service regulations, interstate commercial drivers cannot drive
more than 10 hours at a time or drive after working 15 hours until they
have received an 8-hour break. Additionally, commercial drivers are limited
to 60 driving hours in a 7-day period or 70 hours in a 7-day period. Another
common cause of truck accidents is drug abuse by the truck driver. Additional
common causes of truck accidents associated with negligence include:
- Worn out tires
- Improper loads
- Sleep deprived
- Excessive speeding
- Lack of maintenance
- Hazardous materials
- Defective equipment
- Psychological issues
- Untrained or unlicensed
- Drugs, alcohol, medications
Contact Our Newport News Injury Attorney
If any commercial truck law is violated and that violation results in a
serious accident, the victim can pursue compensation for his or her injuries.
At Larry King Law, our Newport News personal injury attorney can fight
on your behalf for just compensation. With almost 40 years of legal experience,
you can trust your case into our lawyer's hands.
Contact our firm today for the legal guidance you need!