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West Virginia Truck Accident Attorney

30 Years Experience Handling Truck Accident Claims

If you are injured in a trucking accident, you have the right to seek compensation from the negligent driver, and sometimes the trucking company, as well. The Peyton Law Firm, P.L.L.C., will assist in holding the negligent party responsible and recovering maximum damages on your behalf.

Contact our office in Nitro, West Virginia, for a free initial consultation regarding your truck accident claim.

Federal Regulation Violations

The trucking industry is heavily regulated in an attempt to reduce the number of truck accidents and serious injuries. Unfortunately, these federal trucking regulations are frequently ignored. When a truck company fails to maintain its vehicles, forces long working hours or hires unsafe drivers, it can be held accountable for accident injuries or wrongful death. When a driver uses illegal substances, improperly loads a tractor-trailer or falsifies log book entries, he should be held liable.

At the Peyton Law Firm, P.L.L.C., we have more than 30 years of experience representing victims of tractor-trailer accidents. We are highly familiar with the regulations, and know when to pursue an accident claim against the truck driver, the company or both. We will carefully evaluate your case and advise on the option that can yield the most favorable outcome. Once we determine fault for the semi accident, we will work hard to gather evidence and prove liability.

Recovering Damages For Serious Injuries

The difference in size between a semi truck and car or motorcycle makes serious or fatal injuries likely. Whatever your or loved one’s injury – spinal cord injury, brain injury, broken bones – we are committed to obtaining the full and fair amount of compensation you deserve.

Our aggressive approach to cases has helped us recover millions of dollars in compensation in more than 1000 personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. You, too, can benefit from this record of success.

To discuss your truck accident claim with an experienced personal injury attorney, contact us at 800-681-9555 or send us an email to make an appointment. We represent injured clients and the families of those who were killed in truck accidents in West Virginia or southern Ohio.

What Kinds Of Truck Accidents Does The Peyton Law Firm, P.L.L.C., Take?

If you are looking for a truck accident attorney, you will be glad to know that we can take on numerous types of semi-truck accident claims. Examples of the types of cases we handle include:

  • Coal truck accidents
  • Logging truck accidents
  • Interstate trucking accidents
  • Water truck accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Accidents involving unsecured loads
  • Fatigued truck driver accidents
  • Tire blowout accidents
  • Jackknifed truck accidents

A West Virginia truck accident lawyer will consider all relevant factors after a crash near Nitro or Charleston, West Virginia, including driving logbook violations, defective equipment, unqualified drivers, overweight trucks or clear violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations.

What Compensation Can I Recover With A West Virginia Truck Accident Lawyer?

A truck accident attorney can help you explore all possible types of compensation. These could include compensation for immediate medical bills, emergency services, lost wages, long-term medical care costs, rehabilitation costs, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and more. You may also deserve compensation for noneconomic damages, such as a loss of enjoyment in life.

Who Is Liable After A Truck Accident?

All semi-truck accident claims are unique. The driver may be legally responsible for the crash if it was due to driver error, such as breaking the speed limit, following too closely, not braking in time or running a red light. But the trucking company may also be responsible – and may therefore be another source of compensation. This could happen if the driver wasn’t properly trained, for instance, or if the truck wasn’t properly maintained.

If the insurance company makes a settlement offer, should I take it?

Always remember that insurance companies maximize profits by minimizing payouts. They are not on your side. The settlement may not cover all of your costs, especially long-term costs. This is why it is so important to contact an experienced truck accident attorney who can help you negotiate and maximize your compensation.