Coal Mining Truck Accidents in WV
Call Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC for a Free Consultation
Recently injured in an accident caused by a coal truck? These vehicles can weigh 50 tons or more and when a driver is negligent, many types of injuries or death can be the devastating final result. You may be left facing expensive medical bills and with limited means of paying them, especially if you are too injured to resume working.
You need to turn to an aggressive coal truck accident attorney in West Virginia to begin working on your claim for damages.
When you choose to work with Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC, you have access to passionate advocates with over 30 years of combined experience. The firm has argued countless injury cases and recovered more than $800 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Reach out to the firm and obtain the legal counsel and representation you deserve.
Who Can be Held Liable?
Coal truck accidents are typically much more complicated than the average passenger vehicle accident and the laws regarding who may be held accountable are quite different.
Multiple parties may share responsibility for such an accident, including:
- The truck driver
- The coal company
- The maintenance company
- The government
- The coal truck owner
- The trucking company
- Coal truck parts and systems manufacturers
The National Highway Traffic Safety and Administration (NHTSA) requires truck drivers to limit the amount of time that they operate a large truck or 18-wheeler. Additionally, truck companies must follow regulations regarding regular vehicle maintenance and weight restrictions. At times, distracted driving or a driver being under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be the cause of accidents.
The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can conduct a thorough investigation of your accident, especially regarding the truck and truck driver which caused your accident.
Contact a Personal Injury Firm with a History of Excellence
Over the past 30 years, the firm has worked hard to obtain compensation for West Virginians injured by the wrongful conduct of others. Their attorneys secured more than 125 settlements or verdicts of over a million dollars of more. You may be in the position of being severely injured, unable to work and support your family. This is where having a seasoned attorney can prove both essential and beneficial.
Our coal truck accident lawyers in Wheeling, WV fully understand state and federal laws related to coal trucks and accidents involving such vehicles. Don’t wait to contact the firm to begin your case!
Get in touch with our office right away by calling (888) 492-4303!