Truck Accident Injury Attorney in Morgantown, WV
Injured by a Tractor Trailer in West Virginia? Call Now!
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Accidents involving huge industrial and commercial trucks are among the most horrific of all motor vehicle accidents. Whether you call them semis, big rigs, 18-wheelers, or tractor-trailers, these vehicles weigh in at tens of tons and they can easily crush just about anything or anyone in their path. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured or killed as a result of an accident involving any type of commercial truck, trust the proven track record of Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law. We get results. Call to request your free initial consultation: (304) 292-4381.
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What Is a Commercial Truck?
We represent the interests of individuals throughout the entire state of West Virginia who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own in accidents involving all types of large commercial trucks and industrial vehicles. These include:
- Oil and Gas Industry Haulers
- Flatbed Trucks
- Cement Mixers
- Dump Trucks
- Liquid/Fluid Tankers
- Heavy Haulers
- Garbage Trucks
- Car Carriers
- Refrigerated Trucks
Speeding and Other Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Large commercial trucks carry a lot of things – including the potential for catastrophic injury and death. Because they are used to ship goods and supplies across the entire American Continent (and that is a pretty big area), there can be significant financial incentive for truck owners to bend and break the rules designed to keep those who share the road safe. In some cases, commercial truck owners have overloaded trucks and encouraged drivers to exceed the speed limit. We have also witnessed driver operators engaging in the following hazardous behaviors:
1. Driving While Drunk
2. Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs
3. Falling Asleep at the Wheel
4. Texting and Driving While Distracted
5. Driving in an Intimidating Manner
6. Disregarding Federal Trucking Laws and Regulations
7. Disregarding Traffic Signs, Lights, and Control Devices
8. Failing to Drive in Accordance With Prevailing Precipitation & Weather Events
9. Neglecting to Yield the Right of Way to Other Motorists
Common Injuries Caused by Commercial Truck Accidents
When passenger cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs are hit by huge commercial trucks, the results are often utterly devastating for the smaller vehicle, as well as the occupants inside. From deep lacerations and scars to decapitations and death, catastrophic injuries and fatalities are the rule, rather than the exception, in accidents involving tractor-trailers and industrial haulers. Some of the most common injuries we see include:
- Back & Neck Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Head Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Torso Injuries
- Emotional/Mental Damage: PTSD, Anxiety, Depression and Fear of Driving
- Crushed and Broken Ribs
- Internal Injuries
- Seatbelt Injuries
WV’s Traumatic Brain Injury & Paralysis Injury Claim Leader
If a truck accident victim somehow manages to survive the impact, he is often left with terrible injuries that can take many years to heal. In some cases, the damage and limited quality of life is permanent and the individual will never be the same again. Head injuries often have few symptoms at first, resulting in victims falsely believing themselves to be uninjured and denying treatment only to develop symptoms such as unrelenting dizziness, confusion, vision deficiencies, nausea, and progressive and debilitating cognitive decline. In cases of traumatic brain injury and paralysis, the injury victim may require a lifetime of surgeries, specialized equipment, and 24/7 one-on-one nursing and personal care. A lifetime of medical and specialized care for catastrophic injuries can easily exceed $3 million dollars or more, depending on the exact diagnosis, the severity of the condition, and other relevant factors. The Angotti & Straface legal team strives to deliver superior results as West Virginia’s leader in personal injury law. We can help protect you and your family’s interests – and get you the money you deserve whether through settlement, judgment or at trial in West Virginia’s highest court.
Proven Record – Effective Legal Results
If you or a loved one have suffered a major injury, contact West Virginia’s trusted law firm, Angotti & Straface Attorneys at Law. Our proven record of routinely securing effective results for our clients has made us the first choice in personal injury attorneys in West Virginia. We offer a complimentary initial consultation to discuss your case and if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you. We serve clients in Wheeling, Morgantown, Huntington, Charleston, Parkersburg, and all of West Virginia. Our clients are not billed unless we win the case on their behalf. Contact us at: (304) 292-4381.