Truck Accident Lawyer in Richmond, Virginia

At Marks & Harrison, we understand how truck accidents are different than other motor vehicle accident cases. They must be investigated immediately. Multiple parties may be at fault, including out-of-state and foreign companies. Violations of state and federal trucking industry violations may be involved as well.

Because of these differences, we believe it is important for truck accident victims to get help from a law firm with the skill, experience and resources these cases demand.

The truck accident lawyers of Marks & Harrison are ready to help you today. We have a deep background in truck accident litigation. One of our attorneys, John C. Shea, serves on the National Advisory Board of the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.

Marks & Harrison serves clients from our offices located throughout Virginia, including our headquarters in Richmond. Contact us today to receive a free consultation and to learn more about how we can assist you.

Should You Get a Lawyer After an Accident?

Richmond Truck Accident Attorney

In most car accident cases, only two parties are involved: The driver who caused the crash, and the victim of the other driver’s negligence. On the other hand, a truck accident case may involve the victim(s) and numerous at-fault parties, including the:

  • Truck driver
  • The driver’s employer
  • The tractor/trailer owner(s) or lessee(s)
  • Shipper
  • Loader
  • Broker
  • Mechanic
  • Truck manufacturer
  • Government entity.

Because all of these parties have financial interests at stake, they will work aggressively to protect those interests after a crash.

You can protect your rights by hiring an experienced attorney as soon as you are able to do so. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a crash involving a tractor-trailer (18-wheeler or semi-truck), Marks & Harrison can:

Conduct a timely, comprehensive investigation – We can send our team of investigators and experts to the crash scene and take other steps to ensure that the tractor-trailer, maintenance records, shipping records, cell phone records, logbooks and other important evidence is neither lost nor destroyed.
Analyze the evidence – We can examine all evidence involved in your case to determine the cause of your truck accident and to identify all parties who should be held responsible. In many cases, a truck accident is caused by the violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. Our attorneys have a strong grasp of those regulations and know the role they can play in your case.
Litigate your case – The parties involved in a truck accident often refuse to turn over important information such as driver records, logbooks or maintenance records. We can file all motions that are necessary to compel those parties to comply with requests for information. We can also challenge any motions that would be harmful to your case.
Seek a timely, full and fair settlement – Our goal will be to resolve your case as efficiently as possible while, at the same time, obtaining a maximum amount of compensation for you and your family. We can carefully prepare your truck accident claim for settlement discussions with all parties who are at fault in your crash.
If necessary, take your case to court – We are skilled and experienced trial lawyers at Marks & Harrison. We will be ready to file a lawsuit on your behalf and go to trial in order to seek just compensation for you.

While your claim is pending, we can deal directly with the insurance companies and other parties involved in your case, allowing you to focus on your physical and mental recovery.