Commercial Truck Accidents by Olivio Law Firm PLLC
Commercial Vehicle Accident Claims in WV
West Virginia has a large number of commercial vehicles traveling our roadways. The Charleston area is an interstate hub or semi tractor-trailers that travel the east-west corridor of I-64, and trucks traveling north and south along Interstates 77 and 79. Secondary roads in the southern part of the state have heavy traffic of coal trucks, logging trucks, and road-paving equipment trucks. All of these large, commercial vehicles carry the potential to cause catastrophic damages when involved in an accident.
Big rig 18-wheeler tractor-trailer collisions
Coal truck accidents
Drunk driver accidents
Interstate trucking accidents
Rollover, ride-under, and sideswipe accidents
Tire blowout accidents
Violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations
All other trucking accidents and passenger injuries
Commercial Truck Accidents are Complex
Accidents involving commercial trucks can often be far more complex than typical car wrecks. For example, commercial drivers must abide by far more stringent operating standards than those operating passenger cars.
The truck driver
The trucking company
The truck manufacturer
In addition to the truck driver, ownership of the vehicle, the trailer, and its payload often lead to multiple companies who may bears ome degree of negligence or fault in addition to the driver of the commercial truck.
Did the driver disobey traffic signs or signals?
Did the driver disregard weather or traffic conditions?
Did the driver drive on the wrong side of the road?
Did the driver fail to signal while turning?
Was the driver going too fast or too slow?
Was the driver under the influence
of drugs or alcohol?
What to Do after a Truck Accident
If you are involved in a truck accident, you should seek medical help immediately. If your injuries are not too severe, you should also make sure to take the following steps before leaving the scene of the accident:
• Gather as much information about thet ruck driver and trucking company as possible, including names, driver’s license number, license plate numbers, and insurance information;• Take photos of the accident scene;
• Contact the police so that they can fill out an accident report at the scene;
• Call legal representation as soon as possible.
Olivio Law Firm Has Extensive Experience with Truck Accidents
The Olivio Law Firm, PLLC has extensive experience in commercial trucking accident cases, including a ten-year history of working for the trucking companies on the ‘other side.’ The attorneys at the Olivio Law Firm, PLLC, evaluate your claim, and know the duties imposed on commercial drivers by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and know to look for dual log books, false trip log entries, improper or incomplete pre-trip inspections, overloading beyond the gross vehicle weight limitations. Other issues, such as improperly securing a load, can contribute to dangerous driving conditions.
Our attorneys have the skill to build your case and reach a successful outcome. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of a truck driver in a commercial vehicle accident, call the Olivio Law Firm to help to ensure that you receive the most compensation possible for paying medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Contact us today for a free consultation: (304) 414-0222
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