Throughout 2014, more than 3,900 buses and large trucks were part of a deadly wreck, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In Huntington, and on roads across the state of West Virginia, many fatal truck accidents are the result of negligent behavior and never should have happened. At Greene Ketchum, our law firm understands the permanent pain that families often experience after these crashes.
If your loved one lost their life in a truck accident, you may be experiencing a myriad of challenges. For example, you could be trying to cope with depression, stress and other forms of emotional pain brought on by your loss. Unfortunately, you may also be experiencing financial difficulties, such as an inability to buy food or pay bills.
Sometimes, truck accidents occur because of factors that are out of drivers’ control, such as those caused by inclement weather conditions. Tragically, many happen because someone was reckless, such as accidents which involve drug and alcohol intoxication, speeding, driving while excessively tired and ignoring traffic signs. Furthermore, some truck wrecks take place because a truck company failed to perform routine inspections and maintain the vehicles.
When someone’s life is cut short because of negligent behavior, those responsible must be held accountable for what they have done. Although a fatal truck collision may have completely upended your life, you should remain committed to restoring a sense of normalcy. If you visit our page on car and truck accidents, you can access more information related to fatal truck crashes.