TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT

Testimonials

  • Kitty
    Farmville, VA

    I was in a tractor trailer accident in which I needed an attorney. When the trucking company did not want to pay Mr. Cannella said “take ‘em to court.”

  • Jessica
    Farmville, VA

    Cannella & O’Neal isn’t just a law firm, they are like my family. From lawyers to assistants everyone is so warm and welcoming. They really take good care of the people they are working with and I have been very pleased with all their services. Would recommend them to anyone!

  • Donna
    Caroline County, VA

    I was represented by Cannella & O’Neal law firm a few years ago. The presentation was professional.

firefighters prying open a truck that has crashed

Tractor trailers are the heaviest and most dangerous vehicles on the roadway.

At Cannella & O’Neal we have over 30 years of trial tested experience successfully representing personal injury clients like you who have been injured in a tractor trailer accident through no fault of their own.  The lawyers at Cannella & O’Neal who focus on tractor trailer accidents know that interstate truckers must follow the regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act.  When tractor trailer drivers violate the Federal laws causing injury to others they must be prosecuted and pursued for damages, injuries and/or wrongful death resulting from their disregard for the safety of others.

Trucking companies and their drivers are supposed to follow strict rules about safety inspections, how much weight they are allowed to carry and how many straight hours the drivers are allowed to drive in a day.  After 10 straight hours behind the wheel, how can a driver of an 18 wheeler be completely alert? . . . they can’t.  The driver of a tractor trailer, the heaviest and most dangerous vehicle on the roadway, is often the most fatigued and least alert.  That is because large trucking companies cut corners to put their dollars ahead of your safety.  In fact, in our experience it is not unusual for an accused tractor trailer driver to flat out deny how an accident occurred or to try to place some blame on you or someone else.  That’s why immediate investigation is essential to each and every tractor trailer case.

Trucking Accidents — The Process Starts Immediately

Remember, the trucking company starts their investigation immediately and you should not let them get the jump on trying to create a case that protects their interest, not yours.  Once you call our office you will be assigned a tractor trailer accident attorney who will personally guide a team of professional investigators, accident re-constructionists, court reporters, paralegals and others who will focus upon collecting and analyzing the evidence in the case.

In addition to witness statements and police investigations, it is very important in tractor trailer accident cases to collect physical evidence, also known as forensic evidence.  This type of evidence includes skid marks, impact points, photographs, vehicle damage and "black box data".  Many of the tractor trailers on the road today have computers on board which record speed, braking, swerve and other data that may be crucial to your case.  At the outset we will send a letter to the tractor trailer driver, company and/or insurance provider to demand that they preserve and do not destroy black box data until one of our trucking experts can download and preserve that data in behalf of your case.

 

Cannella and O'Neal — Your Guide

We are here to help guide you through the process of making a claim for your damages as a result of a tractor trailer accident that was not your fault.  Your assigned trucking accident attorney will personally guide you through this process each and every step of the way.  At Cannella & O’Neal we have the knowledge, experience, staffing and passion to take on truckers and the trucking industry when they act with reckless disregard for the lives and safety of others using the roadway.

At Cannella & O’Neal we are Richmond tractor trailer attorneys who handle Virginia tractor trailer cases throughout the State . . . We Will Come To You.  All you have to do is pick up the phone and call us for a Free Consultation today.  You can call our office day or night, 7 days a week on our Personal Injury Hotline at 800-843-4090 or simply fill out the injury intake form and we will respond within 24 hours to your inquiry with the answers you deserve.  Contact Cannella & O’Neal today so that we can help you back on the road to recovery.

Remember, we get no legal fee whatsoever unless we win your case.

We Will Come to You

Our attorneys service a wide range of areas throughout the State, including:

  • Richmond Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Henrico Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Chesterfield Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Fredericksburg Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Petersburg Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Halifax Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Portsmouth Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Fairfax Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Caroline County Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Tappahannock Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Buckingham County Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • Lynchburg Tractor Trailer Accidents