Sharing the highway with a semi-truck can be disconcerting, but when the driver is overly aggressive on tight country roads, you have reason to be genuinely worried. If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash involving a commercial truck, the determined attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban are here to help. Our personal injury attorneys have more than 200 years of combined legal experience, and we are passionate about seeking justice for people like you.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, about 69 percent of truck accident victims are occupants of passenger cars while only 16 percent are occupants of the truck. Because of the destructive force of a large commercial truck, automobile passengers are likely to sustain severe and even catastrophic injuries in a truck collision. The most common injuries suffered in such crashes include:
Severe injuries can last a lifetime and even require a lifetime of care, making the need for full, fair compensation even more important.
Commercial trucks are vitally important to our national economy. However, because they are inherently dangerous, the federal government regulates them heavily. Unfortunately, federal regulations cannot eliminate all causes of truck crashes, especially when truckers and trucking companies defy the law. Common causes of truck accidents in the Mountain State include:
Finding the root cause of a truck accident can be a complex undertaking, but our experienced attorneys are ready to investigate thoroughly and consult skilled experts who can deliver precise answers. Once we determine who is at fault, we work tirelessly to hold them fully accountable.
To recover compensation, a victim must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that someone else is responsible for the accident. Potential defendants in a commercial truck accident include:
In cases of driver error, the trucking company is also liable under the legal theory respondeat superior, Latin for “let the master answer.” That theory makes employers responsible for the negligence of their employees, so we will press for the resolution you deserve when a trucker’s negligence is the cause of your injury.
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban helps victims of truck accidents in West Virginia recover full compensation for serious injuries. Call us today at (888) 351-1038 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. You pay nothing until your case is resolved and you receive compensation.
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