Common Causes of Truck Accidents in West Virginia
With huge industries such as coal mining present in West Virginia, it is no wonder that semi-trucks are a regular occurrence on our state’s highways. With massive size and heavy loads, 18-wheelers and other large, commercial vehicles present a unique hazard to drivers on the roads. When it comes to trucks it is important for both truck drivers and car drivers to recognize their need for caution when operating their vehicles for the safety of everyone on the roadways. Especially when travelling at high speeds, a seemingly minor error can result in serious consequences for all involved.
Involved in a Truck Accident?
When you or a loved one have been injured in a West Virginia truck accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the injuries, lost wages, medical expenses, property damage, and pain and suffering you have incurred as a result of this accident. With the help of a personal injury lawyer at Jividen Law Offices, PLLC, we can discover the cause of your accident, who is responsible, and how we can recover the compensation you deserve!
Some of the most common trucking accidents our firm has seen is a result of:
- Driver fatigue
- Use of alcohol or drugs
- Excessive speed
- Failure to check blind spots
- Failure to use a turn signal
- Distracted driving
- Equipment failure
If the cause of the truck accident was on the part of the truck driver or the failure of their vehicle to perform properly, then there are numerous avenues we can help you explore to recover the damages you deserve. With our help, we can examine the details of the case and hold the truck driver, the truck owner, the leasing company, the manufacturer of the vehicle, or the loader of the truck’s cargo accountable for your injuries.
Truck drivers and trucking companies are help to federal rules and regulations governing their standards of operation and how they can conduct their business on the roadways. Such large vehicles with such a heavy load can cause serious injury when something goes awry, meaning that the standard of care they must exercise must be enforced and monitored.
When you have suffered an injury in a trucking accident, you can rely on the experienced representation at Jividen Law Offices, PLLC. We are dedicated to recovering the amount you need to recover from your injury at whatever cost it takes! Speak with a member of our West Virginia legal team today by calling our office for a free consultation!