Charlottesville Semi-Truck Accident Injury Attorneys

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Located in the Woodbrook area of Charlottesville.

Semi-Truck Accidents in Virginia

On Virginia roads, drivers encounter more semi-trucks than most places. Interstates, including I-81 experience high tractor-trailer truck traffic due to Virginia’s inland port and economic expansions in many areas. This high number of semi-trucks on the road poses significant dangers to smaller vehicle drivers. 

Every 16 minutes, a person is killed or sustains injuries in accidents involving semi-trucks. Without an experienced semi-truck accident attorney injured individuals and their families may be left without the compensation they need for medical and other expenses.

How to Handle the Insurance Company After an Accident with a Semi-Truck?

If you or a loved one is involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, you should immediately consult with a lawyer experienced in handling tractor-trailer accidents. Negotiating directly with the trucking company or insurance company can lead to disastrous mistakes. The trucking company may use something you said during negotiations against you later in the case.

An attorney experienced in handling tractor-trailer cases will help with communications with the trucking and insurance companies. An experienced attorney can also help you get the right medical treatment.

Should You Hire an Attorney who Specializes in Tractor Trailer Accidents?

Yes. You should choose a law firm experienced in handling trucking cases. Truck accident cases require attorneys who will work aggressively to fight the big trucking companies and their insurance companies. An experienced trucking attorney will know which evidence is important to collect to prove your claim and will know how to present your case for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, etc.

The attorneys at the Ritchie Law Firm are experienced in obtaining favorable verdicts and settlements for victims of truck accidents. Our lawyers have been recognized by the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and Super Lawyers.

The lawyer you choose does make a difference. An attorney who is not experienced in handling trucking cases may not give you the best possible end result.

Common Injury Costs That May be Covered in a Semi-Truck Accident Case

Medical expenses

One of the highest costs of an injury. Right after an accident victims are hit with a massive amount of medical bills, and they will likely have ongoing medical costs to cover.

Lost wages past and future

Being out of work puts such a strain on individuals and their families and can leave them in tough financial situations.

Impaired earning capacity

Whether the injury was physical or mental there can be continued impairments to their work abilities and even decrease their future earning possibilities, again putting them in a financial strain because of an accident.

Pain and suffering

This aspect of a claim has some qualifying requirements that clients will want to discuss with their attorney.

Punitive damages

Assessed in order to punish the defendant for outrageous conduct or to deter the defendant and others from engaging in similar conduct. This is another aspect that you will have to discuss with your attorney to determine if it could apply to your case.

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Our Semi-Truck Injury Attorneys

Roger Ritchie

Roger’s family has always been heavily involved in the construction industry.  Roger, himself, has spent time working on construction sites.  He’s seen first-hand how work injuries can change a worker’s life in an instant.  Having tried hundreds of workers’ compensation cases at the hearing level, Roger is highly experienced in the complex workers’ comp system.

Michael Ritchie

Michael Ritchie is an attorney at the Ritchie Law Firm with extensive experience in a wide range of injury cases. Mike’s practice has included representing individuals who have been injured by pharmaceutical drugs, dangerous products, tractor-trailer collisions, dog attacks, automobile collisions and other instances of where the carelessness of others causes serious injury.

Robert Guntharp

Bob has handled a wide array of personal injury cases ranging from the simple to the complex. These have included serious injuries involving: automobile and tractor-trailer accidents, wrongful death, brain injuries, medical malpractice, insurance coverage disputes, social security disability, and workers’ compensation claims.

John Krall

John Krall, an attorney with the Ritchie Law Firm since 1991, practices primarily in the areas of automobile/tractor trailer collisions and medical negligence. He has extensive jury trial experience and has successfully represented hundreds of seriously injured persons.

Alvaro Inigo

Throughout his career, Al has concentrated his practice on civil litigation and has acquired substantial jury trial experience in a wide variety of negligence cases. He currently focuses his practice exclusively on representing injured persons in the areas of personal injury and worker’s compensation, as well as Social Security disability matters.

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