Filing a Lawsuit Against a Trucking Company in West Virginia
We help the injured recover financial compensation
Have you been injured in a truck accident that was not your fault? You may be overwhelmed, exhausted, and emotionally traumatized from the accident and the financial burden of medical expenses and property damage. You have the right to seek compensation for your injuries, but you may not even know where to begin. The Charleston truck accident attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC hold negligent trucking companies accountable.
Many victims discover that filing a claim against a trucking company is a difficult and confusing process. National trucking companies are large corporations that usually have their own legal staff and are not likely to hand over a high amount of compensation without a fight. In fact, many trucking companies will do everything in their power to avoid liability after a serious truck accident.
Trucking companies will try to avoid paying damages by offering a low initial settlement and sending an insurance adjuster to convince accident victims to agree. Trucking companies have also been known to alter the evidence left from a truck accident so that you can't prove that their driver was at fault. If you have been injured in an accident, one of the first things you should do is call a legal professional who you can trust to act in your best interests.
Proving your truck accident claim
When you call our firm, we can help you gather the critical evidence needed to pursue a lawsuit against the truck company responsible for your accident. Regardless of whether your accident was the result of a fatigued truck driver, drunk driver, or a lack of training or proper maintenance, we understand the trucking regulations and how the law protects your rights as an accident victim.
Filing a lawsuit is helpful because it allows you to obtain financial compensation for your present and future medical expenses, property damage, lost income, emotional suffering, and more. Whatever you do, do not talk to an insurance adjuster from the trucking company until you have contacted our firm first.
We will find the critical evidence to prove your claim
If you suspect that alcohol or drug abuse was to blame for your accident, we can force the trucking company to allow the suspected truck driver to be tested for drug or alcohol use. Trucking companies will sometimes try to delay this testing so that the presence of these substances will disappear, but we are familiar with these tactics and will hold them accountable.
In accidents where we suspect that a truck driver was logging too many hours on the road, we will obtain that driver's logbook in order to check their hours against their mileage. Trucking companies can be held liable under the law when their drivers act in a negligent or reckless manner, and we know how to hold these companies accountable for the harm that they cause others.
Our team of West Virginia truck accident lawyers understands what you are going through and are waiting to provide you with the comprehensive help and guidance you need. Contact Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC today for a free consultation.