Tractor Trailer Accidents

Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys

Every day we share the road with tractor-trailers either driving down traffic jammed highways or making tight turns.   Accidents can happen due to a number of circumstances with tractor-trailers including road conditions due to weather, drivers having driven long hours, faulty equipment.

You may be entitled to monetary damages if you have been injured in a car crash through the negligence or recklessness of another person. Damages may include reimbursement or compensation for medical costs, lost wages, funeral expenses and more.

What To Do After A Tractor Trailer Accident

  • Contact Hickman Law office immediately
  • Do not repair or dispose of your damaged car before talking with a Hickman Law Office attorney
  • Important data in the truck must be obtained and preserved
  • Your car may be needed for evidence so it is important that the evidence is preserved.
  • Keep all owners’ manuals, maintenance records, and repair records for your car, as well as all warranty documents regardless of whether or not your vehicle is a total loss.
  • If anyone at the scene after the accident identifies himself to you as an eyewitness, ask for someone to write down identifying information and the contact details for that witness.

Why Choose Hickman Law Office

Accidents involving tractor trailers should be held by experienced attorneys that know what is at stake and how to protect you from tractor trailer commercial companies.  With over 25 years of experience our expert attorneys are here for you. Call us at Hickman Law Office today for your tractor trailer cases in VA, MD, and DC.

Pedestrian accidents may occur any time. Common examples of pedestrian accidents involve a pedestrian crossing a highway at the designated area or walking through a parking lot.

If the pedestrian is hit by the car, he may recover damages for the injuries suffered if someone else’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident. Negligence is the failure to do (or not do) something that a reasonable person in a similar situation would do. To establish negligence in a pedestrian accident, the injured person (the “plaintiff”) must prove that the person at fault (the “defendant”):

  • Owed a legal duty to the plaintiff under the circumstances
  • Failed to fulfill (“breached”) that legal duty through action or inaction
  • Caused an accident or injury involving the plaintiff
  • Harmed or injured the plaintiff as a result