Courtney Van Winkle - Truck Accident Attorney

An accomplished courtroom litigator, Courtney Van Winkle approaches every truck accident case with vigor and an aggressive pursuit of justice for her client. Detail oriented, she recognizes the importance of prompt accident investigation and the engagement of outstanding experts in the field of tractor trailer safety, maintenance, and regulation. She understands these factors often play a decisive role in litigation when her client has sustained a serious injury through the negligence of a truck driver and/or his trucking company employer.

Because most trucking cases arise from a complex set of facts and circumstances, Courtney focuses on the specific pieces of evidence that are most likely to persuade a jury to render a verdict in her client’s favor. She perseveres until she locates experts with the necessary trucking industry expertise to uncover the critical facts in her case, to put together a strong theory of liability against the truck driver and his employer, and to testify effectively at trial.

Truckers themselves are sometimes gravely injured or killed in roadway accidents, through no fault of their own. A small car speeding down an entrance ramp onto the highway may cut in front of a tractor trailer causing the truck to slam on brakes, jackknife, and overturn. One tractor-trailer driver may lose control of his vehicle and crash into the cab of a nearby truck causing catastrophic injuries to the innocent truck driver. Over her twenty year career, Courtney has been privileged to represent many such drivers helping them as they struggle to overcome the debilitating injuries that often keep them out of work for weeks, months or forever.

Courtney is a member of the Association of Plaintiff’s Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, a professional organization made up of attorneys who have banded together to help eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices. She also belongs to the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association of Justice.

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