Coal Truck Accidents
Fighting For the Rights of the Injured in West Virginia
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. The Charleston truck accident lawyers at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC can help you seek the compensation you need for your medical bills, injuries, pain and suffering.
Drivers transport coal from mines in large commercial trucks nearly every day. Winding mountain roads can be hazardous when transporting coal from the mines deep in the Appalachian Mountains. When there is negligence, traveling these roads, with one or two trailers full of coal, can be extremely dangerous, and truck accidents can occur.
Negligence on the part of the company could have caused your injuries
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. Failure to adhere to regulations shows a disregard for the lives of a company's employees as well as any other drivers on the road.
Our attorneys can help you recover the compensation you need
Our lawyers will carefully review the insurance policies involved in your case and turn to all available sources of compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and more. We may also go beyond insurance and seek a recovery for you from the trucker or trucking company's assets.
We often work with accident reconstruction experts who have experience with truck accidents, including jackknifing, underride and rollover accidents. These specialists can examine all of the information from a crash and determine why it happened.
In truck accidents, the truck driver may be only one of many parties that you sue. Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, will identify all of those parties in your case. Our law firm knows how to take on major corporations. We can provide the aggressive and skilled representation and the resources you need to level the playing field.
If you are dealing with the aftermath of a coal truck accident, we can help you understand your rights and legal options. Our Charleston accident attorneys understand the specific needs of victims of coal related accidents, and we are ready to fight for you and your family. Contact us for a free consultation.