West Virginia Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer
As the trucking industry expands, the number of large trucks on our roadways has gone up significantly. A fully loaded commercial truck can weigh up to eighty thousand pounds. These huge machines are controlled by drivers who are often distracted or exhausted from trying to meet increasingly difficult delivery schedules. Even a minor collision with a large tractor trailer can be deadly for those in a smaller vehicle. The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute estimates that one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a truck.
If you’ve been in a collision with a truck, then you know the trauma of hitting something of that magnitude. Unfortunately, most insurance claims filed against trucking companies meet with the same resistance. Insurance claims adjusters from a trucking company often go directly to the accident site to talk to victims and try to manipulate evidence. The trucking company will have an entire army of lawyers in the courtroom, doing everything they possibly can to prevent you from getting the compensation you so desperately need. After all, any claim they have to pay will go on their permanent commercial record, and they have to look out for their own bottom line. In order to get the money you need for medical bills and the like, you will need the help of a team of very skillful truck accident lawyers. At Colombo Law our West Virginia Tractor Trailer accident attorneys are committed to helping accident victims receive the compensation they deserve.
A Respected West Virginia Tractor Trailer Accident Law Firm
As one of the leading personal injury law firms in the state of West Virginia, we have successfully handled numerous Tractor Trailer accident cases.
Our firm works with some of the leading experts in the fields of medicine, accident reconstruction, finance, and economics to help us determine equitable compensation for current, as well as future, physical, financial, and emotional injuries.
Skilled Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers
At Colombo Law our attorneys understand how to effectively demonstrate the consequences of injuries caused by tractor trailer accidents. Our ability to combine compassionate legal services with aggressive legal representation, allows us to maximize the compensation received by our clients involved in West Virginia tractor trailer accidents.
A large truck or tractor-trailer accident can be devastating and what to do next can be confusing. The truck accident attorneys at Colombo Law have experience handling lawsuits for clients who have been seriously injured in accidents involving large trucks. Call us for a free consultation at 304-599-4229.
Prompt investigation of the accident is essential to the successful prosecution of a truck accident case. The sooner you engage the tractor-trailer accident attorneys at Colombo Law to represent you, the sooner we can act to secure evidence while it is still fresh. Rain, wind, ice and snow can cause the disappearance of the physical evidence like skid marks, accident debris, impact marks on the road surface, as well as oil, gas, and radiator fluid stains. Other critical evidence involving the truck itself can be lost or destroyed. Preservation of important date like driver’s logs, alcohol and drug testing along with eyewitness testimony may also be vital to your case. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident involving a large truck, contact us now.
Telling Your Story
Serious, catastrophic accidents change lives forever. At Colombo Law, our tractor trailer accident lawyers tell our client’s story, providing jurors with “before” and “after” pictures, producing “day-in-the-life” videos if necessary. We make sure the court understands how you and your family have been affected by the tragedy of your accident. Our office refuses to let our client’s future fall victim to an insurance company’s bottom line — we explain what you’ve suffered, what you’ve lost as a result, and demand fair compensation.
Truck Accident Facts and Statistics
Fatal Truck Accidents: 51 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 957 per year
Accident Locales: 88% (Rural), 11% (Urban)
Carrier Fact: 57% of West Virginia’s truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not West Virginia.
In 82% of West Virginia truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.
An average of about 5,000 trucks are involved in a fatal traffic accident each year. Tractors pulling one semitrailer are the most common truck configuration, accounting for about 60% of all trucks involved in a fatal accident.
About 360 pedestrians and 70 bicyclists are killed each year in traffic accidents involving trucks. Learn more about the causes of tractor trailer accidents here.
Contact Our West Virginia Truck Accident Attorneys
The tractor trailer accident attorneys at Colombo Law represent clients throughout West Virginia. Our firm offers free initial consultations on tractor trailer accident cases.
If you or a family member has been injured in a tractor trailer crash, please contact our tractor trailer accident lawyers for a free initial consultation. Our attorneys can be reached at 304-599-4229, or by e-mail.