When a passenger vehicle is involved in an accident with a semi-truck, the outcome can be devastating. Car accidents involving semi-trucks are uniquely dangerous due to the sheer size of a semi-truck when compared to passenger cars, and these accidents cause injuries that are painful and financially burdensome. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident in West Virginia, contact Bailey Glasser as soon as possible to set up a free consultation on your prospective personal injury lawsuit.
Liability for Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are made complicated by how many different parties can be involved. In a simple car crash, one car crashes into another, and it’s generally clear who caused the accident – as one person drives each car. But in truck accidents, so many factors at play, and liability can be assessed against any number of people or entities who may be involved in a single trucking haul.
For example, while one driver operates a semi-truck, the truck itself may be owned by a different entity, the driver may be staffed through an agency, and the cargo may have been loaded by an entirely separate team of individuals hired by a separate company. When an accident occurs, it can be difficult to retrace the specific actions taken by each of these people and entities. The most common causes of truck accidents and the responsible parties include:
- Fatigued driving by the truck driver
- Negligent hiring of drivers by a staffing agency
- Improper loading of cargo by loaders
- Failure to inspect or maintain the truck by the trucking company
- Improper or dangerous routing by the logistics agency
Accordingly, determining where things went wrong, and in turn, who should be held responsible for causing an accident, is one of the most difficult parts of a truck accident lawsuit. An experienced truck accident attorney can conduct a full-scale investigation to determine the best path forward in seeking compensation for trucking accident injuries.
Experience Matters in Truck Accident Cases
Truck accidents are not “ordinary” personal injury cases. They involve serious, life-threatening injuries that can be extremely costly to accident victims, and they involve complicated facts with many different parties. For that reason, you should ensure that you consult with a truck accident attorney who has specific experience in handling these types of cases.
Our team of nationwide personal injury attorneys at Bailey Glasser has represented truck accident victims in West Virginia and across the country, and our experience and resources inform our ongoing work in truck accident cases. We know how to handle these accidents, and if we can take your case, we’ll put our experience to work for you and your family.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
Bailey Glasser is proud to offer free, no-risk consultations to prospective truck accident clients. During your consultation, you can expect to tell your story in a judgment-free environment and learn more about whether our team is able to take your case. There’s no commitment involved, and we’re looking forward to hearing from you. Contact us today to set up an appointment.
At Bailey Glasser, we provide more than just legal assistance for truck accidents. Our broad range of services also includes representing victims of medical malpractice, wrongful death, and various other personal injury cases. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive expertise and dedication to seeking justice across a spectrum of legal situations. Whether you’ve been impacted by a medical error, lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, or suffered personal injury, our experienced team is here to help guide you through your legal journey.