The Experience to Stand Up to Trucking Companies
If you or a loved one has been in an accident with a large truck, you already understand the devastating nature of the injuries. What you may just be learning, however, is that the trucking company will try any tactic to deny liability and protect itself from expense.
At Benninger Law, we represent truck accident victims and their families, working hard to protect their right to compensation. We have extensive experience with insurance companies, including commercial insurance carriers. You can count on our lawyers to skillfully negotiate for full and fair compensation. When negotiation is not sufficient, we will take the case to trial.
Insurance company attorneys know that we are prepared to go to trial when necessary. Our reputation as strategic, aggressive trial lawyers means that opponents take us seriously. For a free consultation with a Morgantown truck accident attorney, please call 304-241-1856 or contact us online.
Trucking accidents can involve semis, 18-wheelers, delivery trucks, tanker trucks, coal trucks, construction vehicles and other commercial vehicles. Despite state and federal regulations governing the operation of these types of vehicles, safety violations continue to cause serious and fatal accidents. Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver error or negligence
- Failed brakes
- Worn or defective tires
- Fatigued drivers
- Improperly loaded or secured cargo
- Overweight trucks
- Speeding or reckless driving
These issues can cause accidents anywhere, but can be especially dangerous in the hills and mountains of West Virginia and Pennsylvania. A speeding truck or a truck with defective brakes can quickly get out of control coming down a mountain. Similarly, a cargo shift or overweight load can make a truck impossible to control in this terrain.
Working with medical and economic experts, we will calculate your past and future damages for catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. This may include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In wrongful death cases, you may also be eligible for funeral expenses, income the victim would have earned, and loss of companionship, society, comfort and guidance.
Contact a Clarksburg Trucking Injury Attorney
Please call our offices in Morgantown and Smithfield at 304-241-1856 to schedule a free consultation.