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18-Wheeler Accidents

In just seconds, 18-wheelers have the power to cause catastrophic and sometimes even fatal accidents on roadways, highways, and interstates. These types of traffic accidents can be caused from a distracted driver, improper lane changes or turns, tailgating, auto part failure, cargo shifting, driving too fast for conditions, and more. No matter the reason for the accident, it can leave victims with injuries that completely uproot their lives. Those affected by an 18-wheeler accident may be owed significant compensation for their injuries, or if a life was lost, a wrongful death claim can be pursued.

Our team at Cannella & O’Neal knows how massive of an impact 18-wheeler accidents can have on victims and their families. If your crash was caused by negligence, you deserve compensation for your medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, and more. Since going through the legal process while trying to recover can be distressing, you can rely on Cannella & O’Neal to successfully handle your case.

18-Wheeler Accident – Who’s On Your Side & Who’s At Fault

Immediately following an 18-wheeler accident, there are a few do’s and don’ts to follow to help you build the best case possible from the start. Right away, you should seek medical treatment, gather information about the accident and your injuries, and call an 18-wheeler accident attorney. The biggest “don’t” after an accident is talking to any insurance company regarding the negligent party, as they will try to settle with their best interest in mind, not yours.

In a car crash, the at-fault driver is typically the one who is responsible for all damages, but in 18-wheeler accident cases, more than one party may be responsible. Determining whether the driver of the 18-wheeler, trucking company, truck manufacturer, cargo loading company, or another entity is responsible for the crash can be a complicated task. However, when you hire an experienced 18-wheeler accident lawyer with Cannella & O’Neal, they know how to uncover who your case will be against, whether it’s one or more negligent parties.

Cannella and O’Neal — Your Guide

Once you contact an 18-wheeler accident lawyer at Cannella & O’Neal, we will begin a thorough investigation of the incident, the truck driver, the driver’s employer, and more. We will gather evidence from medical records and negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf. If it goes to court, we will be there to represent you and get you the best outcome possible, so you can start putting the accident behind you and move forward with your life.

To start the process of getting the compensation you are entitled to after an 18-wheeler accident, call our office day or night, 7 days a week on our Personal Injury Hotline at (800) 843-4090. You can also fill out our injury intake form, and we will respond within 24 hours to your inquiry.


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

  • Richmond
  • Henrico
  • Chesterfield
  • Fredericksburg
  • Petersburg
  • Halifax
  • Portsmouth
  • Fairfax
  • Caroline County
  • Tappahannock
  • Buckingham County
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