Whether you’re dealing with a tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 79 (I-79), a jackknife truck accident on Route 33,or a truck crash on Route 219, you need experienced representation to help guide you through the truck accident injury claims process. Why? Because, quite often, you’re not just dealing with another driver and a single insurance company (like in many typical car wreck cases). Instead, you may have to deal with multiple parties including the trucking company that employed the driver, everyone involved with loading the contents of the truck, the insurance companies for each party, and all of their lawyers. You should also be aware of the fact that large truck companies send investigators to the scene of a major accident within hours, if not sooner. Their goal is to build a defense that minimizes the responsibility of the truck driver and trucking company.
Why Hiring an Experienced West Virginia Truck Accident Injury Law Firm Makes Sense
Our team of experienced West Virginia truck accident injury lawyers know how to track down trucking companies and hold them responsible. We fight to get the trucking company’s maintenance records and determine whether the trucking company hired a driver with a history of reckless driving or if the driver ignored federal mandatory rest period laws. We are ready to advocate for your rights.
Legal Issues Involved in a Truck Wreck
Truck accidents often involve a wide range of legal issues. Some of the most common ones include:
- Trucking company negligence
- Underride accidents in WV
- Overloaded or improperly loaded trailers
- Inexperienced drivers
- Tired truck drivers
- Violation of FMCSA rules
- Brake and tire defects
- Driving too fast
Major West Virginia Cities
Beckley, Bluefield, Clarksburg, Fairmont, Huntington, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Saint Albans, South Charleston, Vienna, Weirton and Wheeling.
Major West Virginia Highways and Routes
US Highways and State Routes include: Route 11, Route 19, Route 33, Route 35, Route 40, Route 50, Route 52, Route 60, Route 119, Route 219, Route 220, Route 250 and Route 522.