Charleston, West Virginia Truck Accident Liability Attorney
Truck accidents cause serious injuries and death. When negligence is involved on the part of the truck driver or the truck itself, liability rests upon various parties – and they must be held accountable. It is essential for an injured victim or the family of a deceased victim to preserve their rights to compensation. It is advisable, therefore, to discuss your case with a Charleston, West Virginia attorney who has the necessary experience, skill and expertise to properly and skillfully handle a personal injury or wrongful death claim. Tiano O’Dell, PLLC has been helping truck accident victims for more than two decades and in fact they have been recognized for their achievements. They have been named as Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association and have been designated as West Virginia Super Lawyers. A complimentary case review is available for victims of truck accidents.
Truck Accident Liability – Responsible Parties
There may be several parties who may held accountable for a truck accident. These parties may be held accountable individually or jointly. They include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Truck driver – the truck driver must have insurance in order to driver. The insurance company is responsible for the truck driver’s conduct, including negligent driving, which might include distracted driving, speeding, reckless driving or other behavior
- Truck or trailer owner – the owner of the truck may be liable for injuries incurred while their truck is on the road, even if they did not have anything to do with the actual mishap. They have the duty to properly insure the vehicle.
- Truck management company – if the truck belongs to a management company, the company itself, which will likely be a corporation, may be liable for damages
- Truck leasing company – may be responsible for its trucks on the road
- The maintenance company – if a separate maintenance company is responsible for improperly maintaining the vehicle, there may be liability
- Parts manufacturers and others – if the accident was caused by defective brakes, tires or other parts, the manufacturer and others in the line of production and distribution may be liable
- Cargo loader – the cargo loading company has a duty to properly load cargo; if an accident results because of their negligence, they may be liable
- Other parties – ask your attorney
Complimentary Case Review for West Virginia Truck Accident Injuries; No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost income, property damage and more if you were injured in a truck accident. If negligence was involved on the part of the driver or the truck itself, liability may be pursued against the responsible parties and their insurance providers. An attorney at Tiano O’Dell, PLLC will sit down with you and discuss your case to determine if a viable claim exists. If so, there are no fees unless your case is settled or won in court. To schedule your complimentary case review, contact Tiano O’Dell, PLLC at (304) 720-6700.