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Large commercial trucks are an important part of the economy throughout West Virginia and here in Berkeley County. However, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company cause serious accidents. At Manchin Ferretti Injury Law, we are here to help if you need a Berkeley County truck accident attorney. If you have been injured, we will thoroughly investigate the case and work to obtain any compensation you may be entitled to.

How Our Firm Can Help Your Truck Accident Claim

Truck accidents often become immensely complicated due to the number of parties involved. In a Berkeley County truck accident case, it is not uncommon for the following parties to be involved:

  • Passenger vehicle drivers
  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Multiple insurance carriers
  • Attorneys for the truck company

The job of your Berkeley County injury lawyer is to obtain any evidence needed to prove liability, ensure you are taken care of medically, and negotiate on your behalf to obtain fair compensation.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Berkeley County

There are various causes often associated with truck accidents in Berkeley County. Often, these incidents are caused by the careless or negligent actions of passenger vehicle drivers. However, our truck accident lawyers regularly discover that these collisions are caused by truck drivers and trucking companies.

Truck drivers are often at fault if they:

  • Operate their vehicles while impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Operate while distracted by phones or other devices
  • Drive too fast for conditions
  • Fail to follow traffic laws and regulations
  • Do not follow FMCSA regulations, such as hours of service requirements

Trucking companies can be responsible for these incidents if they:

  • Fail to have their vehicles inspected and maintained regularly
  • Do not ensure that their drivers are properly trained or licensed
  • Do not conduct adequate background checks on their drivers
  • Force their drivers to operate longer hours than allowed by law
  • Force their drivers to overload the trucks in order to make more money

Common Berkley County Truck Accident Injuries

According to the FMCSA, a fully loaded semi-truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Due to the size and weight of these vehicles, crashes with passenger vehicles often result in severe injuries. It is not uncommon for our Berkeley County truck accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained:

  • Spinal cord trauma with paralysis
  • Other severe neck or back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Open head wounds
  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations
  • Crush injuries
  • Internal bleeding or internal organ damage

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Berkeley County Truck Accident Case?

If you or a loved one have been injured in a truck accident caused by the actions of a negligent truck driver or trucking company, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. At Manchin Ferretti Injury Law, our truck crash attorneys in Berkeley County are regularly able to recover the following types of compensation on behalf of our clients:

  • Full coverage of medical bills caused by the crash
  • Lost income if a victim is unable to work
  • Property damage expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent driver or company

When you need a Berkeley County truck accident lawyer, you can count on our attorneys to conduct a complete investigation into the case. We want to ensure you have the compensation you need to make a full recovery. You can contact us online to schedule a free consult or calling (304) 264-8505.

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