Truck Crash & Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyers
in West Virginia
Truck Crashes of All Types Cause Thousands of Injuries in WV
If you experience injury due to a truck crash involving a commercial truck or light truck, because of an operator’s negligence or another party, give the accident attorneys of Stroebel & Johnson a call. We can work for you to recover compensation to pay for your medical bills, work losses, property damage, and help restore your quality of life.
Call (304) 553-0660 in Charleston, or (304) 520-0832 in Lewisburg, to schedule a free consultation today, or contact us online for an appointment to review the truck crash with our lawyer.
Commercial Trucks Must Follow Federal and State Guidelines
There are federal and state regulations and guidelines under which commercial truck drivers must operate. This includes truck management companies, vehicle maintenance fleets, cargo loading companies, and others who use vehicles in their business. Each truck accident may involve several entities that may be potentially liable for their part in a truck accident. Commercial trucks in interstate commerce can pose significant risk if the operator fails to follow federal and state requirements.
Fatigue and Weight Loads Can Add Risk to Tractor-Trailer Accidents
One example of commercial operator guidelines relates to the safety of truck drivers. Their employers follow safety guidelines that allow them to drive for a specific period of time. Studies show accidents can happen when fatigue sets in or they ignore safety rules. Maintenance problems with a particular vehicle could cause an accident. An increasing number of trucks on the road today haul heavy or oversize loads to transport lumber, coal, and other bulk resources. These heavyweight loads can add to the road risk. These are just some many reasons behind truck accidents that need further investigation and why it is important to protect your rights.
Know What to Do in Case of a Truck Accident Emergency
As with auto accidents, there are things you need to do in the event of a truck accident: (1) Be sure to seek medical attention right away; (2) Involve the police immediately and file a report of the accident; (3) Get witness information and any other evidence you can, such as photos; (4) Do not speak with the other driver’s insurance company or adjusters.