York County tractor-trailer accident lawyers
Tractor-trailers pose a deadly threat to other drivers on Eastern Virginia’s roads. A fully-loaded tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, which is 20 times the weight of the average passenger vehicle. In a collision, the smaller vehicle’s passengers are more likely to be killed or seriously injured.
If you were injured in a large truck crash, we at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys are here to help. We’re saddened when any neighbor or visitor to our area gets hurt, and if there’s anything we can do to make your recovery easier, we will. We strongly believe in education and community outreach to prevent accidents.
However, when you are hurt, there’s no one better to have on your side than a couple of former U.S. Marines, who happen to be York County truck accident lawyers. For a free consultation to find out all your options, give us a call at (804) 413-6777 today.
In York County, we average more than 20 tractor-trailer accidents each year. Interstate 64 sees almost all of these accidents, especially the stretch between Waller Mill Park and the Williamsburg Golf Club. Because this area is a major transportation route to and from the Norfolk shipping port, and I-64 is often congested with traffic, that’s not surprising.
However, George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17) also has its dangers, especially coming out of Yorktown. Maybe these out-of-town truckers are slowing down to take in Yorktown Historical Park or our other historic sites? Whatever the reason, commercial trucks tend to crash heading toward Newport News.
And if you’re on the road next to them, that could mean a ride in an ambulance to Riverside Regional Hospital or Mary Immaculate Hospital and hefty hospital bills.
A semi-truck’s size and weight mean that it will take longer to come to a complete stop, and a truck is more difficult for a driver to maneuver. We’ve seen some truly awful accidents unique to large commercial trucks: jackknifes, runaway trailers, and underrides. The injuries to people in normal-sized cars tend to be much worse, like crush injuries or amputations, traumatic brain or spinal injury, or ruptured organs and severe lacerations. There’s a very good chance that you’ll miss work after an accident with a tractor-trailer, and we know how expensive that can be, especially if you support your family.
Fortunately, no tractor-trailer-related fatalities have happened this year in York County—but they can and do occur. Last year, in Virginia, big rigs were involved in 45 fatal accidents.
Even an accident that doesn’t result in death can cause life-altering injuries. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in an accident with a semi-truck, consult an experienced York County personal injury attorney. The legal team at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys knows this area well, because we live and work next door.
We also know the people. As former United States Marines, John Singleton and Ken Gibson honor the commitment of the many military families here in York County, Poquoson, and Yorktown, and we pledge to help them as our brothers and sisters.
Our office in Gloucester is a quick drive away, just up George Washington Memorial Highway (17). We’ve made it our mission to help auto accident victims get the compensation they need to heal, so call us today for a free case evaluation at (804) 413-6777.
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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.