If a truck driver was texting leading up to your accident, it will play a significant role in your case. For help with your truck accident claim, contact a Fauquier County injury attorney as soon as possible.
In January 2010, a federal ban on texting while driving was put in place for commercial truck drivers. So if the driver from your accident was found to be doing so, they could be facing civil or criminal penalties.
In addition, you could be entitled to a variety of damages if you were seriously injured as a result. While any accident can cause significant damage, those involving big rigs are oftentimes more catastrophic.
You may be entitled to compensation such as:
- medical expenses;
- lost wages;
- permanent disability;
- pain and suffering;
- mental anguish; and
Liability for these damages may not only be found with the driver but the trucking company as well. By consulting with an attorney, you will get a better understanding of the legal options that may be available.
Contacting a Fauquier County Injury attorney
Whether the truck driver was reading or sending a text message, their lack of attention to the road may have resulted in a serious truck accident. You should contact a Fauquier County injury attorney as soon as possible to learn about your legal rights and how they can be protected.
Contact Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas, Attorneys and Counselors at Law to learn more about the legal actions you may be able to take next. Our law firm handles injury and accident cases for those who reside in Front Royal, Culpeper, Warrenton, and surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free consultation – 888-907-2631 (Warrenton Office), 800-741-1012 (Culpeper Office), and 888-534-5346 (Front Royal Office).