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.