Parkersburg, WV Truck Accident Lawyer
If you've been hurt, call the attorneys at the Mike Slocumb Law Firm
Trucks are a common sight on the roads in and around Parkersburg, WV. Most of the time, we barely notice them but an accident with a tractor-trailer can be devastating, and cause very serious injuries. Recovering the financial compensation you deserve can be complicated. The truck accident attorneys at the Mike Slocumb Law Firm can help.
Injuries seen in truck accidents include back and neck injuries, broken bones, and head injuries. Victims may need surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, medication and multiple follow-up appointments. Recovery can take months or even years. Some people never fully recover from the injuries and are left with a permanent disability.
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One of the reasons recovering compensation is difficult following a truck accident is that many different parties may be involved. This could include the driver, drivers of other vehicles involved in the wreck, the trucking company, and different companies that own the trailer and the cargo. Each party may have their own lawyer and insurance company.
Call the lawyers who are determined to help you get the best results
Our car accident attorneys know how to handle these kinds of complex cases. We start by getting the facts. Our legal team gathers evidence. This includes evidence that is controlled by the trucking company, such as hours of service (HOS) logs and electronic control module data. We review accidents reports and identify witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts.
We know how to build strong cases that hold negligent parties accountable. Our attorneys also determine the total damages you have suffered. This includes all medical expenses for treating your injuries, both now and in the future. It includes lost wages while you couldn't work. Other damages may include pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Insurance companies know there is a lot of money at stake following a truck accident. They are determined to pay you as little as possible and they may question the extent of your injuries. They may argue some of your injuries were pre-existing orr they may make you a lowball settlement offer. They'll hope you won't want to fight them and will settle for less.
We stand up to insurance companies
You should never have to settle for less. Our lawyers will fight the insurance companies for you. They know our firm and they know our reputation for getting results. So when they see that we have built a strong case and are ready to fight for you in court if necessary, they agree to talk about a settlement. We will only agree to a settlement that meets your needs.
If you were injured in a truck accident, it's important to talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The statute of limitations for taking legal action is two years from the date of your accident so we need to act quickly before trucking companies have a chance to lose or destroy evidence. The best time to interview witnesses is while their memories of the accident are still fresh.
Don't let insurance companies push you around. Contact the Parkersburg law firm that knows how to fight back and get results. One of our truck accident attorneys can meet with you for a free case evaluation. We'll review the details of your accident, explain your options and answer any questions you have. There's no cost and no obligation.