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Tractor-Trailer Accident

Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer | Charlottesville,  Virginia

Injured by a negligent tractor-trailer driver?  It’s time to hold him accountable. We help our clients put their lives back together. Call us.

Yvonne T. Griffin – Personal Injury Attorney

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“I have never seen a lawyer work so hard for her client. I will always go to her, she covers all the bases.”

“Yvonne Griffin was a pleasure to work with and professional in every way. She is frank and truthful and knowledgeable which kept surprises to a minimum. She also has a great staff that make you feel at home there. I would recommend her to anyone that needs the service of a qualified personal attorney.”

Contact us today for a FREE 90-Minute Office Consultation. It’s the first step to putting your life back together.

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Sample of Ms. Griffin’s personal injury jury verdicts and settlement results:

[The results obtained under one set of circumstances cannot be a predictor of future results.]

  • Charlottesville, VA Brain Injury Resulting from Car Accident – $3,500,000
  • Charlottesville, VA T-Bone Car Accident – $300,000
  • Palmyra, VA Drunk Driver Truck Accident – $150,000

Big-rig accidents can have many sources:

There are a number of factors that can lead to collisions with big rigs. When roadways are shared by huge trucks and much smaller cars, there’s always the potential for major accidents that can leave car drivers and passengers with significant injuries and high insurance costs. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Overloaded trucksSome trucking companies maximize the cargo space on their rigs by overloading trucks. An overloaded truck has difficulty stopping and presents a significant threat to you and your family when you are on the road with one.
  • Driver error —The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates large trucks and buses with strict rules and safety precautions. For instance, big-rig drivers are required to get certain periods of rest when they’ve spent a certain number of hours on the road. When truckers fail to get that rest or commit other common violations such as speeding, they can be liable if they are involved in accidents.
  • Roadway hazards — Uneven grading, road construction and the lack of a shoulder on a highway are all hazards that exist on roads and can contribute to a collision.

In any truck accident, there may be more than one party responsible, including the truck driver, the trucking company, or the truck manufacturer. An experienced lawyer examines all the evidence to hold the liable parties accountable.

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Tractor-trailer accidents come in many different forms:

There are many types of tractor-trailer accidents, all of which pose a serious threat to you as a driver or passenger. These include:

  • Underride accidents — The size of big rigs allows for the possibility your car may cross under the trailer portion of the vehicle. So-called “underride accidents” are responsible for 350 deaths a year on American roads.
  • Override accidents Override accidents are similar to rear-end collisions, but the size and force of a tractor-trailer has the potential to crush the passenger compartment of the vehicle in front of it.  
  • Rollover accidents Rollover accidents are among the most common truck accidents. They’re also among the deadliest. They pose a particular threat to truck drivers due to the elevated cab position and weight of the vehicle as well as a threat to other cars behind the tractor-trailer.

The type of accident you’re involved in affects your ability to prove liability and negligence for your injuries. Our firm is committed to fight on behalf of people injured in tractor-trailer accidents. We also represent families in Wrongful Death suits for those killed in such accidents.


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We have three offices conveniently located in Charlottesville, Palmyra (Across from Food Lion), and Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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