Tractor Trailer Accidents
Tractor Trailer Accident Injury Lawyers
Cranston & Edwards PLLC – Morgantown, WV Trial Attorneys
Injured? Call 304-296-3500 IMMEDIATELY Before Evidence Is Destroyed!
Major collisions involving large delivery trucks, tractor trailers (“18-wheelers,” “semis,” “big rigs,” etc.), and other oversized vehicles almost always cause serious injuries and/or death. Weighing in at 10 to 30 times more than the average passenger vehicle, large commercial trucks can cause significant property damage and catastrophic injuries even when contact is made at low-speeds. From broken bones and whiplash to serious lacerations, traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and death, it is rare to escape this type of accident without suffering a serious and life-changing personal injury.
Along with devastating injuries come large medical bills, lost wages, and the likelihood of a lifetime of extreme pain and suffering that may require physical therapy, medications, and medical treatments for life. At Cranston & Edwards PLLC in Morgantown, our award-winning trial lawyers can help ensure that you are able to access the vital financial compensation you will need as you begin the recovery process. There are absolutely no fees due or payable unless we win your case. If you are too injured to come to us, we will come to you.
With So Much At Stake, Our Effective Trial Attorneys Protect You
Due in part to the extreme damage they are capable of causing, large commercial trucking companies and drivers must carry high amounts of insurance coverage. When someone is injured as a result of contact with a tractor trailer, the most experienced commercial insurance adjusters will be called in to employ all their best tactics to minimize liability. Despite even the clearest evidence, liability will almost certainly be challenged – and accusations may even be made against you! With so much at stake, all aspects of your case must be carefully scrutinized and documented.
At Cranston & Edwards PLLC, our attorneys have over 55 years of collective experience protecting our clients’ rights and winning multiple million dollar settlements and judgements for injury victims throughout West Virginia. We know precisely how to handle your case effectively to get the full compensation you deserve – and if the liable party is unwilling to provide a fair settlement, our skilled trial lawyers will work hard to secure a court judgement on your behalf.
Your Truck-Related Personal Injury Case May Be Worth Millions
Be aware that you may be offered what might very well seem like an extravagant settlement as payout for your injuries – possibly over a million dollars – but your case may be worth MUCH more (and it likely is, if they are voluntarily offering you that amount). It can be hard to determine what surgeries, treatments, in-home assistance, and medical care you may require for the rest of your life; however, based on previous injuries caused by large trucks, your future medical care is likely to be extraordinarily expensive. If you or someone you love has been involved in a tractor trailer or large vehicle accident, it is imperative that you contact Cranston & Edwards PLLC right away to protect your rights. Do not talk to the at-fault party’s insurance company. Call our legal team first for skilled professional assistance negotiating the best possible compensation for your injuries and losses: 304-296-3500.
What Caused the Truck Accident That Caused Your Injuries?
Aside from the tractor trailer driver, several other individuals/entities may share liability for your losses. These may include the trucking company, the owner of the truck, the trailer lessor and lessee, shippers, mechanics, loaders, municipal government entities, and manufacturers. If a defect in the truck itself contributed to your injuries, a product liability suit may also be pursued on your behalf. There may have been several factors that contributed to the accident that caused your injuries. Cranston & Edwards PLLC can investigate on your behalf to determine exactly who is liable for your injuries and what happened.
- Inadequate Driver Experience
- Drug/Alcohol Intoxication
- Texting While Driving
- Driver Error
- Driving At Unsafe Speed
- Poorly Maintained Truck/Equipment
- Driving Too Long Without A Break
- Overloaded Truck
- Oversized Truck
- Equipment Failure
- Failure to Monitor Hours
- Unsafe Operational Condition
- Failure to Properly Supervise Driver
- Unfit Driver
- Improperly Loaded Cargo
- Weight Violations
- Failure to Properly Observe Surroundings
- Disregarding Traffic Laws
- Unqualified Driver
- Failure to Properly Train Driver
- Unfit Truck Company
- Under or Unqualified Truck Company
- Gross Negligence
Cranston & Edwards PLLC has extensive experience securing fair settlements for some of the largest and most complex cases in the history of West Virginia personal injury law. We represented the families of miners who lost their lives in the Sago Mine Disaster, as well as numerous individuals whose lives have been shattered as a result of another individual or entity’s carelessness, wrongful act, recklessness, and/or negligence. We care. Let us help you secure the tools you need to start rebuilding your life. Call: 304-296-3500.