Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) January 04, 2014
The Virginia-based Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers have written a new pocket guide to help people who have been hurt in trucking accidents.
Attorneys John Cooper and Jim Hurley recently published the user-friendly guide The Best Book About Virginia Trucking Accidents, to give at-a-glance help to those who have been involved in a tractor trailer accident or anyone with an interest in trucking issues.
The 20 page guide provides information on the most dangerous Interstates in Virginia such as I-95, I-81 and I-64 and outlines why trucking accidents occur, the most common causes of big rig accidents, who can be held liable, steps to take after a trucking accident and issues such as overloaded trucks and federal rules related to truck driving. It also looks at your rights if a family member has been killed in a tractor-trailer crash in Virginia or further afield.
The book follows the publication earlier in 2013 of The Best Book About Virginia Car Accidents & Injuries by John Cooper and Jim Hurley.
Cooper Hurley published another pocket guide in 2013 – Your Rights When You Are Injured on the Railroad. The book has been used by railroad workers who were hurt on the job and are making a claim under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).
John Cooper said tractor-trailer accidents are often more serious than accidents involving cars, but those who are injured in truck crashes don’t always know their rights. He said the guide provides information on how to take legal action against trucking companies, manufacturers of big-rigs, shipping companies, leasing companies and brokers or agents.
“You might think it’s just the fault of that individual trucker who made a mistake, but a lot of times there’s a deeper story that goes back and it’s actually the trucking company that has done something wrong that has led up to that moment when somebody is injured,” said John Cooper.
John Cooper and Jim Hurley have more than 45 years of combined experience in working with clients who have been hurt in trucking accidents or family members of people who have been killed in accidents involving 18 wheelers, box trucks, garbage and dump trucks and semi-trucks.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers are based in Norfolk, Virginia. The firm works with clients who have been involved in truck accidents in North Carolina, West Virginia and across the country.
Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077 or email marketing(at)cooperhurley(dot)com for a free copy of The Best Book About Virginia Trucking Accidents. See Cooperhurley.com.