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Pickup truck accident lawyers you can count on after a collision with a truck in Virginia

Pickup trucks are a lot more dangerous than regular passenger vehicles. If a truck crashes into you, you’re much more likely to suffer severe injuries.

What most people don’t know is: The two vehicles involved in the highest number of deadly crashes are the Ford F-Series and the Chevy Silverado. And three of the five most dangerous vehicles on the road are pickup trucks, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).

If you were injured in an accident caused by a careless pickup truck driver, you may be facing a long, difficult, and expensive road ahead.

The experienced litigators at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys will file a claim to help you get the money you need to pay your medical bills and cover other expenses such as time missed from work.

We know what you’re going through because we’ve been there ourselves.

Call us at (804) 413-6777 to schedule a FREE consultation today.

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Why are pickup truck accidents more dangerous?

Height and weight are two factors that make pickup trucks are more dangerous. Because a truck sits so high off the ground, its bumpers don’t align with car bumpers. Car bumpers are designed to match up against each other and help reduce the impact of a collision.

When a truck crashes into a car, the truck’s high bumpers are more likely to penetrate the cabin of a car and injure the car’s occupants. Also, a pickup’s high center of gravity makes it more likely to roll over on top of another vehicle.

Because pickups weigh more than cars, they have a longer stopping distance and cause more damage on impact. The level of destruction is even greater when the truck is hauling cargo.

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What types of wrecks often happen with pickup trucks?

Harmful accidents caused by pickup trucks include:

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What causes pickup truck accidents?

You don’t need a special license to operate a pickup truck, even though they’re bulkier and more difficult to handle than a regular passenger vehicle. They also have larger blind spots than cars.

A sizable number of truck owners use trucks for everyday driving. As more people continue to choose trucks as their primary vehicle for commuting to work, driving to the grocery store, or heading out for a night on the town, more accidents and injuries with trucks are happening on the road.

Truck accidents are caused by careless driving habits, including:

  • DUI
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to follow traffic laws
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Tailgating

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After a pickup runs into me, what should I do?

Filing a successful claim for a pickup truck collision requires a deep understanding of the types of damage caused by these large vehicles. The insurance agent’s job is to save money, and they’ll do whatever they can to minimize your claim.

At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we know how to take on the big insurance companies and win. In fact, our partner John Singleton used to work for a firm that defends insurance companies, so we know all their tricks.

Our team will investigate your accident and pinpoint the cause. Then we’ll file a claim against the truck driver’s insurance company that covers the true long-term costs of your injuries.

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What types of compensation can I recover after a truck wreck?

A personal injury claim for a pickup truck crash includes the following types of damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Ambulance rides
  • Emergency room care
  • Doctor’s office visits
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Lost wages
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Time missed from work
  • Wrongful death

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What types of injuries are often caused by pickup truck crashes?

The tremendous force generated by a pickup truck can cause catastrophic injuries. You may be unable to go back to work for a long time, and some types of injuries such as paralysis can prevent you from ever resuming your regular activities.

We’ve helped accident victims who suffered these types of injuries:

  • Spinal cord damage
  • Crush injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Lacerations
  • Amputation
  • Severe burns
  • Whiplash
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

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Why should I call GibsonSingleton to help after a collision with a truck?

At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we consider it a calling to help people who were senselessly harmed in an accident.

Our partners, Ken Gibson and John Singleton, know firsthand what it’s like to be an injury victim. So we bring empathy and compassion to every client.

We’ve experienced the frustrations our clients face — pain, suffering, fear, difficulty dealing with insurance companies, pressure to settle without a Virginia auto accident lawyer. That’s why we do everything possible to make the legal process easy for our clients, so they can focus on getting better and getting their life back.

Our firm won’t charge you anything unless we win your case. We call it our Zero Fee Guarantee. Call (804) 413-6777 for your free consultation to learn more today.

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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.

  • Safety Education
    GibsonSingleton launches “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
  • Annual Coat Drive
    During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
  • Hands-on Service
    John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
  • Supporting Local Schools
    The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.