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If you’ve been injured in a truck accident in Fairfax, Annandale, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Reston, Centreville, or other parts of Northern Virginia, or in Washington, DC (District of Columbia), the Law Offices of Jeremy Flachs can quickly assess your injury claim and help you determine if all of your legal rights to compensation are being met.
There are numerous federal regulations which govern interstate trucking. These regulations pertain to almost every part of the trucking industry, including driving time manifests recorded by the driver, maintenance records and drug and alcohol testing after a collision. Most trucks and tractor-trailers are equipped with data recording devices which record speed, braking distance and other critical facts relevant to determining the cause of a collision. It is important that this data be secured as soon as possible and most attorneys handling cases of this nature will retain expert witnesses to assist with these matters.
Taking the word of an insurance adjuster is seldom in your best legal and financial interests. In the event of injury to your person from a truck accident, Jeremy Flachs is the Virginia attorney you can trust to collect fair and reasonable compensation. Whether you’ve been injured as a driver, passenger, pedestrian or bicyclist in a truck accident, it is well worth your time to review the details of your case with the Law Offices of Jeremy Flachs. The review, which is free, will equip you with a good understanding of your legal options as you work through the stages of your injury claim. For a free truck accident injury legal consultation, contact Jeremy Flachs today.2004 Virginia Truck Accident Facts
Below are some statistics concerning Truck Crashes in Virginia in 2004. To see the full report on truck accident statistics, visit the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles online. Number of Truck Crashes in 2004: 5,456 Number of Injuries from Truck Crashes: 1,676 Number of Fatalities from Truck Crashes: 78 Number of Fatalities among Occupants of Trucks: 12 Most Common Cause of Truck Driver Liability: Improper Lane Change (10.2%) Most Common Vehicle Action at time of Accident: Going Straight (44.4%) Most Common Light Conditions at time of Accident: Daylight Conditions (70%) Most Common Weather Condition: Clear (63.6%)Trucks Carry Wider Responsibilities on the Road
Trucks can pose serious hazards to drivers of passenger vehicles and motorcycles, especially at the dangerous speeds of highway travel. As the nation's capital and a nexus for the major interstate highways along the East coast, tens of thousands of trucks from across the U.S. arrive in or pass through the DC Metro Region everyday. Given this fact, and the chronic congestion on the Beltway, 66, 95 and other major routes in our region, it's important for all drivers to practice caution when sharing the road with trucks. Trucking companies that send their trucks on interstate delivery routes are subject to the regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Established in 1999 as an agency under the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, the FMCSA monitor and enforces key safety factors in the interstate trucking industry, including hours of service for drivers, the handling of HAZMAT shipments, NAFTA rules, and drug and alcohol testing of truck drivers. The FMCSA’s mission is to make road travel safer for American citizens. But as more than 677,000 companies have trucks traveling interstate roads, and with more than 8 million trucks on American highways, fulfilling that mission is an ongoing challenge for the FMCSA. Drivers and passengers involved in a collision with a truck can hold the truck driver and the truck driver’s employer accountable for any act of negligence that contributed to an injury. However, establishing and proving the negligent act usually requires an attorney experienced in litigating truck accidents.
In Northern Virginia, Jeremy Flachs is an attorney that understands the serious commitment trucking companies must undertake to ensure that their trucks and drivers are fit for sharing the roads with drivers in Virginia and D.C. He also knows that, in an effort to save money, time or both, many trucking companies ignore important rules and regulations. If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in a truck accident, Jeremy Flachs can take charge of your case, assert your rights to compensation, and hold those responsible for the injury fully accountable.
Library for Truck Accidents:
- The FMCSA: Protecting Drivers, or Asleep at the Wheel? Description: The fatality rates in truck accidents are substantially higher than in vehicle-to-vehicle collisions, as is the rate of catastrophic injuries involving brain injury, spinal cord injury, dismemberment and other serious injuries. Ensuring that the high costs of medical care and other costs of an injury or death are honored by the insurance companies involved requires skilled and aggressive legal counsel. For residents of Virginia and D.C., the Law Offices of Jeremy Flachs is a firm which will provide this.