Truck Accident Lawyers in West Virginia
Large trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Because of the heavy weight and size of commercial trucks, accidents in which they are involved are much likelier to be catastrophic or even fatal. The trucking industry is heavily regulated in order to minimize the risk to other drivers on the road. When you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, you may seek compensation for your losses through personal injury lawsuits.
The complexity of trucking accidents
Cases involving commercial trucks are normally much more complex than those involving other types of vehicles. The trucking industry is very regulated by both the state of West Virginia as well as the federal government. This means that there are strict rules in place that must be followed by those in the industry. We at Jan Dils Attorneys at Law understand the different regulations that govern those in the trucking industry, and that knowledge combined with legal acumen helps us provide an honest assessment of liability in trucking cases.
Possible defendants in truck accidents
Truck drivers who cause accidents are not the only potential defendants in these cases. Their employers may also hold liability for the actions of the drivers the companies employ. Liability for trucking accidents may apply to any or all of the following, depending on the facts and circumstances of a particular case:
- The truck driver
- The driver’s employer
- Loading company, if cargo was improperly loaded
- Manufacturer of the truck, if accident resulted from defective parts
When you have been injured in trucking accidents through no fault of your own you deserve to be compensated for both your economic and noneconomic losses, which our team at the Jan Dils Attorneys at Law fight to maximize the recovery amounts for every client we represent.
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