Logging and Agricultural Trucks
Helping the injured recover compensation
Both the logging industry and farming industry operate in West Virginia, and both use trucks as part of their business. But these trucks pose unique hazards when there's an act of negligence, and an accident can leave someone with very serious injuries. The Charleston truck accident attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC know how to handle these cases and get accident victims maximum compensation.
Logging and agricultural trucks are often very heavy and carry oversized cargo. Because of this, they pose a unique danger on the road. Drivers need to be properly trained and alert while on the road. Cargo needs to properly secured. It only takes one act of negligence to cause a truck accident that leaves people seriously hurt.
Serious injuries are common in these types of crashes
Whether a truck jackknifed, rolled over or had a tire blow out, the drivers and passengers of nearby vehicles are put in immediate danger. They can be left with injuries that leave permanent damage. These include broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and internal injuries.
The cargo on these trucks also pose a danger. Giant logs can roll out onto the road and crash into cars. Fruits, vegetables or livestock can spill out. Drivers have a split second to try to avoid these additional hazards, and the result can be additional crashes, causing even more injury.
Our law firm digs deep to help you fight for compensation
Our attorneys conduct a thorough review of your accident to find evidence of negligence. Our team reviews all documentation, including accident reports and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses. And we consult accident reconstruction experts if needed, to help us determine what really happened.
We look for evidence that the driver was operating recklessly, or was texting, speeding, fatigued or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. We also check to see if hours of service regulations were being followed. And we'll check to see if the driver was qualified to drive that truck in the first place.
In addition, we'll check for other signs of negligence. Was the cargo properly secured? Had the truck been properly maintained? Was the driver given a realistic delivery schedule? We also consider other negligent actions, such as defective equipment. In some cases, the logging or agricultural company, trucking company or manufacturers may be held accountable.
Our goal is always to get you the financial compensation you need and deserve so you can rebuild your life. To learn more about how we can help, contact us for a free consultation with one of our Charleston injury attorneys.