Whether The Negligence Is On The Part Of The Driver Or The Company, We Can Help
The sheer size of 18-wheelers often carrying hazardous or flammable materials can create a risk for motorists traveling throughout West Virginia. The potential for an accident increases when truck companies or truck drivers overlook industry regulations at the sake of profit margins. If you or your loved one was in a trucking accident, obtain experienced legal counsel.
At Greene Ketchum, we have more than 60 years of experience proving fault in highly complicated tractor trailer accident claims. Our legal team is not afraid to go up against large semitruck accident companies with a substantial amount of resources. We can apply our years of experience and legal skills to prove fault, even when fault initially remains unclear. Contact our West Virginia personal injury lawyers to learn how we can help you assert your legal rights during a free initial consultation.
Determining Liability In 18-wheeler Accidents Throughout West Virginia
Large truck companies have a substantial amount of resources to try and mitigate their exposure to liability. Often, immediately following a trucking accident, insurance adjusters are quick to assess property damage and try to minimize a truck company’s involvement in causing a collision. This is a roadblock our legal team is not afraid to overcome.
We will not get pushed down by large, powerful insurance companies. Our legal team conducts thorough investigations to uncover all potential causes of catastrophic and fatal trucking accidents. We are quick to evaluate the accident scene report and any witness statements. Our legal team also has access to industry-leading accident scene reconstructionists. We work with them to evaluate any property damage, skid marks and other key pieces of evidence to try and determine liability. We can also subpoena the truck’s maintenance records, fuel tickets and/or log records. We review every detail possible to determine fault, such as:
- Truck driver negligence — We have a strong background proving fault against truck drivers for distracted driving, speeding, driving with few rest breaks or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Truck company negligence — Our legal team has experience holding truck companies accountable for hiring unqualified truck drivers, failing to properly train truck drivers or encouraging truck drivers to take few breaks in order to meet unrealistic quotas.
We also have experience holding owners of commercial trucks accountable for ignoring maintenance requirements. We can prove fault against cargo companies for failing to properly load a semitruck. Many factors can lead to a serious or fatal trucking accident. Our team has the skills and legal resources to uncover all potential sources of liability.
Contact Our Skilled West Virginia Truck Accident Lawyers For A Free Consultation
When the stakes are high, contact one of our commercial trucking accident attorneys in Huntington, WV for a free initial consultation. We have the skills and legal resources to pursue a full financial recovery against all at-fault parties.
Greene Ketchum would be honored to review & consider your case. Call us at 304.525.9115 or submit your case online for prompt evaluation.