Richmond Truck Accident FAQ
Do you have questions about filing a truck accident claim in Richmond, Virginia? Then contact Halperin Law Center today to speak with an attorney during a free case assessment. Meanwhile, feel free to read through some of the questions we get on a regular basis. You just may receive answers to some of your own questions.
What are non-economic damages in a Richmond 18-wheeler wreck case?
When you’re in a big rig accident, your life can be affected financially and in other, nonfinancial ways. The nonfinancial effects are often called non-economic damages. These damages include things like pain, suffering, mental anguish, loss of life enjoyment, and humiliation.
How much time do I have to file a truck wreck case in Virginia?
In Virginia, you have two years from the date of your truck injury accident to file your case. This is known as the statute of limitations. Failure to file your case within this time frame could bar you from recovering compensation.
Can more than one person be liable for my Richmond semi-truck crash?
Yes. It’s very possible for more than one person to be held responsible for your injuries. For instance, the trucker and trucking company could be liable if there is evidence that both were negligent in some way. A loading company or manufacturer could also be liable for a commercial trucking accident, in addition to the trucker.
Will I have to go to court to win my tractor-trailer accident claim?
In most cases it will not be necessary for you to go to court to win compensation for the losses you’ve sustained. Your lawyer will try to negotiate fair compensation from the involved insurance companies. If the insurer won’t pay you the compensation you’re due, then your attorney may find it necessary to take your case to court.
What if I don’t have enough money to hire a lawyer to work on my case?
The lawyers at Halperin Law Center often work on cases without upfront payment, because we believe in fighting for injury victims. When we win you the compensation you deserve, our fees will come out of the settlement amount. This is called a contingency fee agreement. You don’t pay us unless we win.