Virginia Trucking Accident Attorney
Forceful representation for accident victims in DC, MD, and VA
“Getting hit by a truck” is a common expression that everyone knows implies terrible consequences. The weight and force of a truck, especially when moving at high speed, create tremendous impact in a collision with a smaller vehicle. Severe vehicle damage and serious personal injuries, even fatalities, are almost inevitable in tractor-trailer or semi-truck crashes.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a Virginia trucking accident caused by someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover monetary damages for payment of reasonable medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In order to bring a claim for damages, you should contact our firm as soon as possible after the accident.
Karp, Wigodsky, Norwind Kudel & Gold, P.A. represents victims of trucking accidents throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Our team of trucking accident lawyers accepts referrals of major cases involving tractor-trailers and semi-trucks from other parts of the country as well.
Truck accidents are especially devastating
According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis in Washington, DC, one in nine traffic fatalities in 2008 resulted from a collision involving a large truck or tractor-trailer, even though these trucks only account for four percent of all registered vehicles. A total of 4,229 people died—11 percent of all the traffic fatalities reported in 2008—and an additional 90,000 were injured in those crashes. Sadly, a large number of the people killed or injured were children.
What to do when you are involved in a truck crash
Since accidents involving trucks often lead to high monetary judgments against trucking companies, they typically act immediately to protect their interests. They send in their own team of investigators, insurance companies, and lawyers retained precisely for this purpose. When you are injured in an accident involving a truck, you need a Virginia trucking accident lawyer to stand up just as forcefully for your interests.
It is also important for you to consult an attorney before saying anything to an insurance company adjuster following the accident. Anything you say to an adjuster could potentially be used by the insurance company to reduce the value of your injury claim.
Contact Karp, Wigodsky, Norwind, Kudel & Gold immediately for forceful representation in protecting your claim.
Trucking and tractor-trailer accident settlements and verdicts
The following list shows compensation we were able to secure for the harm sustained by trucking accident victims and their families. Please note that in some instances the recovery includes a lifetime payout in what is commonly referred to as a structured settlement. Also note that this list does not contain all of the settlements we have secured for our clients, as some settlements include a confidentiality agreement which prevents disclosure.
- $9.4 million payout (present value $4.5 million): multiple fractures, extensive surgical procedure, Montgomery County, MD
- $2.35 million: closed head injury, multiple fractures, Davidsonville, MD
- $2.2 million: closed head injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, Gaithersburg, MD
- $1.3 million: death, post-traumatic stress disorder in survivor, Bristol, TN
- $1.2 million: death, closed head injury, Potomac, MD
- $1 million: closed head injury, Montgomery County, MD
- $1 million: closed head injury, Anne Arundel County, MD
- $600,000: closed head injury, Arlington, VA
- $500,000: reflex sympathetic dystrophy, Bethesda, MD
- $475,000: fractured vertebrae, punctured lung, Culpepper, VA
- $440,000: closed head injury, Chambersburg, PA
Making justice a reality for our clients
Our firm is committed to undertaking major cases, changing lives, and making justice a reality for our clients.
All trucking accident cases are handled on a contingent fee basis. You pay no legal fees unless and until we secure a monetary recovery for you.
For a free initial consultation on your case by an experienced Virigina truck accident attorney, call 888-335-2199 or contact us online. For the convenience of our clients, we have offices in Washington, DC, Rockville, Baltimore, Bethesda, Frederick, and Alexandria.