Accidents involving 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, and other large commercial vehicles are not like crashes between standard passenger cars. Although any motor vehicle accident can be devastating, traffic accidents with huge tractor trailers and trucks can be unique in several ways. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a collision with a commercial truck in West Virginia through no fault of your own, read on to learn why it is absolutely critical to secure proper legal representation immediately.
1. Increased Injury Severity
Due to the sheer size and weight variance between large commercial trucks and passenger cars, the amount of damaging force applied in these types of crashes often leads to extremely severe injuries. In many cases, the passenger vehicle is absolutely destroyed – and so, too, the body of the accident victim. From severe lacerations, amputations, internal crush injuries, head, neck, and back injuries, burns, paralysis and spinal cord trauma to catastrophic traumatic brain injury and other serious bodily damage, the injuries sustained in large truck crashes tend to be devastating – and result in long-term disability, pain, suffering, and incapacitation. If you were struck as a pedestrian, your injuries are likely to be even more catastrophic. At Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law, we understand exactly what challenges our injured clients are likely to face now and well into the future. We offer the best possible legal representation in West Virginia claims involving serious personal injuries.
2. Higher Lifetime Medical Expenses
Medical expenses incurred immediately after any serious vehicular accident can rapidly accumulate. If the crash involved a commercial vehicle such as a huge tractor trailer, garbage truck, bus, utility truck, or other massive fleet vehicle, you may face much higher medical expenses than you could possibly anticipate over the course of your lifetime – and the time you have to recover these expenses is limited by law. With the possibility of a lifetime of medical treatments, surgeries, therapy, medications, skilled nursing care, breathing support, and other healthcare expenses easily approaching hundreds of thousands to even millions of dollars, you must retain a law firm that understands how to calculate these anticipated future medical expenses. At Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law, we fight hard for our seriously injured clients. We work to hold liable parties accountable for covering all necessary medical treatments related to the accident over our clients’ lifetimes, as well as pursuing the maximum compensation allowed by West Virginia law for pain, suffering, disability, and all other related costs.
3. Increased Case Complexity
Regarding accidents involving commercial trucks and fleets, the unfortunate fact of the matter is that these cases are often far too complex for a seriously injured victim to navigate on their own in order to obtain fair compensation.
The sole goal of insurance carriers representing commercial trucking companies is to minimize payouts – and they are masters at this. They are well aware of the potential severity of injuries these accidents can cause and the degree of related medical expenses and losses that may be involved. From contacting you before the full extent of your injuries is known to offering a settlement amount that may appear quite generous (yet fails to cover even a fraction of the actual costs of a lifetime of expenses), or leading you to believe they have your best interests in mind, advising that you do not need legal representation, and other unscrupulous actions, they know every trick in the book. They are not afraid to use these underhanded tactics against you.
To make matters worse, commercial trucking companies and related entities are well aware of the danger these large vehicles pose and the consequences they face when held liable. There is significant financial motivation to alter log books, conceal evidence, and take action to make evidence disappear – often before you are even released from the hospital. In many cases involving semi-trailers and large commercial trucks, there may be more than one at-fault party, as well. You need an attorney capable of handling these and other complexities to get the compensation you deserve. Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law offers the proven legal representation truck accident victims deserve.
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Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law, we know what your case is worth. We are ready, willing, and able to respond promptly and with the full force of the law to assist those who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries or death through no fault of their own throughout all of West Virginia. Our investigative accident re-constructionists, mechanical engineers, and medical professionals work with us to determine how the accident occurred, who was at-fault, and how the collision has, and will continue to, impact your life into the future. Our trusted attorneys have a proven record of pursuing every penny our seriously injured clients are entitled to receive for a lifetime of medical treatments, pain, suffering, lost wages, and a wide range of foregone and anticipated losses. We do not back down.
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If you or a loved one have been seriously injured anywhere in West Virginia, do not attempt to face the commercial trucking industry and their insurance carriers alone. Call our law firm immediately. There are no attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation on your behalf. Remember, time is of the essence. If you are too injured to come to us, we will come to your home or hospital bed. Do not delay. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your truck collision injury claim. Contact us at: (304) 292-4381.