When dealing with the aftermath of a devastating coal truck accident, an experienced personal injury attorney in West Virginia can help you understand your rights and legal options. We have over 35 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases, coal mining accidents, and more. We are dedicated to helping the citizens of West Virginia who have found themselves the victims of a coal mining accident or coal truck accident. We understand the specific needs of victims of coal related accidents, and we are ready to fight for you and your family.
Coal mining is a very dangerous profession. But it is not just the miners underground who have dangerous jobs. The individuals who transport the coal from the mines, in large commercial trucks, are also in danger every day. Winding mountain roads are hazardous to individuals transporting coal from the mines deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Traveling these roads, with one or two trailers full of coal, can be extremely dangerous, and in many cases, accidents can occur. If you have been involved in a coal truck accident, either as the driver, or as another party involved in the accident, you need the help of an experienced lawyer from our firm. With years of experience, we can help you seek the compensation you need for you medical bills, injuries, pain and suffering.
The federal government heavily regulates commercial trucking, including coal transportation. This includes laws stipulating that the trucks must be properly maintained, drivers may only drive a limited number of hours without stopping for a break, and that the trucks are inspected before driving them each day. If the coal mining company did not properly maintain their vehicles, all injured parties, whether it is an employee of the coal company, or someone who happened to be sharing the road with truck can seek legal action against the company. Trucking regulations are in place in order to protect workers and innocent bystanders from injury. Failure to adhere to these regulations shows a disregard for the lives of a company’s employees as well as any other drivers on the road.