Charleston Truck Accident Lawyers Who Advocate For the Injured
Get positive results with the help of a Charleston truck wreck attorney
Some of the most horrific crashes that happen in West Virginia and throughout the U.S. involve commercial big rigs, and our Charleston truck accident lawyers know that getting injured in a truck wreck with an 18-wheeler can have nightmarish consequences. Every year, thousands of tractor-trailers are involved in fatal accidents. Those who are fortunate enough to walk away from a collision with a big rig often sustain serious injuries.
The average semi can weigh up to 40 tons and has a standard height of about 13.5 feet. Varying in length but measuring up to about 80 feet, a tractor-trailer typically needs 40% more time to stop than the average passenger vehicle. All 18-wheelers have a size advantage on smaller passenger vehicles, so when the two collide, the big rig almost always inflicts more damage to the smaller vehicle and harm to the people inside. If you've been injured in a crash with a tractor-trailer, our Charleston truck accident attorneys can help you get compensation for all your accident-related expenses. If you lost a family member in a fatal wreck with a semi, our lawyers can also help with a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact an attorney from the Mike Slocumb Law Firm in Charleston today for a free consultation.
Experienced truck accident attorneys Charleston can count on
Accidents involving big rigs and commercial vehicles can get complicated quickly, especially if someone has been injured. While most people will experience a car accident in their lifetime, a lot of people who get into crashes with tractor-trailers don't live to tell about it. If you were hurt in collision with an 18-wheeler, our Charleston truck accident lawyers can help you by:
- Establishing liability: If you were in a wreck with a big rig, you may be able to hold different parties accountable for your crash. The driver of the tractor-trailer, their employer, the owner of the semi and trailer, the 18-wheeler's manufacturer ─ there are many separate parties whose negligence may have contributed to your crash. Our Charleston truck wreck attorneys can help determine who should be held responsible.
- Building evidence: Our Charleston truck crash lawyers will launch a full investigation into your wreck to gather any relevant evidence that can help you get maximum compensation. This can include things such as the driving record and qualifications of the tractor-trailer's driver, examining the 18-wheeler that was involved in the crash, reviewing all the damage to your vehicle, organizing your medical records to document your injuries, and obtaining information from the big rig's ECM (electronic control module), commonly referred to as the "black box." Our Charleston truck accident attorneys can also interview bystanders who witnessed your collision, obtain an official West Virginia crash report, and if necessary, utilize the services of top accident reconstruction experts. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to build a strong case.
- Protect your rights: If you've been injured in a collision caused by someone else, you have a right to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages from missed time at work, pain, suffering, and more. Insurance adjusters often try to minimize or delay claim payouts. A lot of crash victims complain about insurance companies being deceptive, misleading, and conniving during compensation negotiations. Our Charleston truck accident lawyers know how to handle insurance companies, and if we have to, our attorneys aren't intimidated to take things to court so we can get our injured clients the justice they deserve.
Win your claim, get our Charleston truck accident lawyers on your side
Whether you were hurt in a jackknife crash, suffered an injury when a semi rolled over or barely escaped from a devastating underride collision with an 18-wheeler, our Charleston truck crash attorneys can help answer your questions, explain your options, and secure the compensation you need and deserve to move on from your collision. Take a stand and fight back with the help of a Charleston truck accident lawyer. Contact an attorney from the Mike Slocumb Law Firm in Charleston today for a free consultation.