The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles published a Commercial Vehicle Manual that attempts to summarize the important rules and regulations that must be followed when operating a tractor-trailer, tanker, or other large commercial vehicle in West Virginia. State laws covering issues pertaining to operating trucks are found in the West Virginia Code. Additionally, the Federal regulations pertaining to motor carriers applies as well. These rules and regulations cover things like permit requirements, weight and load requirements, training, commercial driver’s license requirements, vehicle maintenance, recordkeeping, and vehicle equipment requirements.
Truck accidents occur in West Virginia quite frequently and there are a number of different kinds of accidents that can happen. For instance:,
There are a number of things that can cause serious truck accidents in West Virginia, many of which will entitle victims to compensation. Some of the most common include the following:
Whether or not your accident was the result of negligence is usually a complicated legal questions. For this reason, it is critical for truck accident victims to always have the facts of their case reviewed by an attorney familiar with truck accident litigation.
The things that you say and do immediately following a truck accident can have a significant impact on your ability to recover compensation. Here are some of the most important steps to take to ensure that you protect your legal rights:
If you have been involved in an auto accident with a big rig or other large commercial truck, it is critical that you find a lawyer who has experience in representing truck accidents victims. Truck accidents involve subtle complexities that an ordinary personal injury attorney may not be familiar with. For this reason, victims should be certain that the lawyer they choose understands truck accident law and has a track record of success recovering compensation on behalf of his or her clients.
We’ve all seen news stories about horrific truck accidents involving large semi-trucks, many of which were carrying cargo at the time of the crash. While dangerous, these are not the only types of trucks that can cause serious…READ MORE
Truck accident cases can be substantially more complicated and can require significantly more resources than other types of motor vehicle accident or personal injury cases. You always want to make sure that any attorney you hire has successfully handled cases that specifically involve large commercial trucks and the trucking industry. Your attorney should have a thorough understanding of trucking industry standards, FMCSA regulations, and truck accident reconstruction methods. At USTA, we focus specifically on truck accident cases and you can rest assured that we have the experience needed to successfully handle your case.GET STARTED
With their legal teams and insurance companies, trucking companies are known for fighting against liability whenever possible. They will often try to strong-arm injured individuals into accepting inadequate settlements by intimidating them with the idea of trial and the resources involved in litigation. Unfortunately, too many attorneys recommend settling cases too early in the process to avoid any further litigation. You need an attorney on your side who is not intimidated by trucking companies and who has the resources and willingness to take your case as far as necessary to obtain the full settlement or award you deserve. The attorneys at USTA will not back down and will do what is needed to fully protect your rights as a truck accident victim.GET STARTED
n order to best know if an attorney is the right one for you, you should meet with them in person or schedule a phone consultation. A positive attorney-client relationship is critical in a successful truck accident case so you should always ensure that you get a good feeling from an attorney before you decide to hire them. You want to stay apprised of new developments in your case and ensure your attorney is not too busy to address your questions or concerns as they arise. At USTA, we provide personalized and committed representation and invite anyone who believes they may have a truck accident claim to call and schedule a free consultation today.GET STARTED