Why Summertime is Truck Accident Season
Big truck accidents can happen at anytime of year, but summer is especially dangerous for truckers and the people driving near them. That’s because there are typically more drivers on the road at any given time in the summer, especially on highways and interstates, as more people are traveling and going on vacation.
Summer also means longer days, and that means truckers may push themselves to go further and further without taking necessary and even legally required rest and sleep breaks. There are few things more dangerous on the road than a sleep-deprived truck driver who is responsible for safely maneuvering an 80,000-pound vehicle while traveling at 70+ MPH.
It’s important for all drivers to know that they have recourse if they’re hurt in crashes involving big trucks. Their injuries may be extremely painful and disabling, and that means very expensive medical bills and a prolonged absence from work. And with millions of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, missing any time at work can be disastrous for so many families in Virginia.
If you or someone you love is injured this summer in an accident involving a semi-truck, don’t hesitate to get legal representation on your side. Big truck companies and their insurers rarely cooperate with victims, and when they do, the settlements they offer are rarely sufficient.
The Roanoke truck accident attorneys at Skolrood Law Firm know all too well the games that insurers play to get out of paying fair settlements, and we don’t stand for them. Contact us today for a free consultation. We want to help you get the settlement you need to compensate you for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.