Barboursville Truck Accident Attorney Fights for Victims
Cabell County lawyer works to maximize compensation for clients
In West Virginia and elsewhere, large trucks and their drivers are subject to specific rules due to the potential for catastrophic harm if they are involved in a crash. Still, truck accidents do occur, and victims of these collisions deserve justice from the careless drivers and trucking companies who contributed to their injury. At Herrenkohl Law Office in Barboursville and Beckley, I am an accomplished lawyer who is not afraid to take on powerful opponents so that injured clients can collect the payment they need to cover their medical bills, lost income and the pain and suffering they experienced.
West Virginia firm handles a full range of commercial vehicle collision cases
Any significant injury disrupts the lives of a victim and their family, but someone who is struck by a large commercial vehicle might never fully recover. That’s why it is so important to hire a personal injury lawyer who has an exceptional track record and is willing to fight for justice. My firm seeks appropriate compensation for West Virginians who have been hurt in all types of truck accidents, including those caused by:
- Driver fatigue — When behind the wheel of a big rig, drivers need to remain alert, and this becomes impossible when they have not had enough rest. A commercial vehicle operator cannot legally drive for more than 11 hours over a 14-hour day, and other rules exist requiring sufficient rest over other periods of time. My firm can evaluate information from the vehicle’s data recorder and other sources to assess whether driver fatigue factored into your crash.
- Unsafe cargo — Tractor-trailers are meant to haul heavy cargo, but carrying excess weight or hazardous materials without the proper authorization is against the law and potentially very dangerous.
- Traffic offenses — A truck driver who speeds, makes unsafe lane changes or drives in a reckless manner likely will have much more difficulty steering their vehicle away from a collision than someone in a passenger car would if something unexpected occurs.
- Faulty parts — Whether it’s a jackknife caused by faulty brakes or some other malfunction, any negligence in the design, manufacture or maintenance of a truck might be lethal. When warranted, my firm works with experts to pinpoint what precipitated the collision.
Injuries resulting from a truck accident might put you out of work for an extended period of time and require months, or even years, of rehabilitation. During settlement discussions and trials, we’ll advocate for your right to a compensation amount that truly reflects the extent of your injuries.
Third party claims
Under West Virginia law, you have the right to sue the party who caused your collision or to file a third-party claim with their insurance company. This can be a relatively simple process when you’re hit by a passenger car or truck, but it’s much more complicated when a commercial vehicle might be driven by an individual, owned by a company and hired by another company. I have handled these complex legal matters for than 25 years and can cut through the red tape in pursuit of maximum compensation from each liable party.
Contact an experienced West Virginia truck accident lawyer for a free consultation
Herrenkohl Law Office represents West Virginia clients who have been injured in truck accidents and other types of vehicle collisions. With offices in Barboursville and Beckley, my firm offers free initial consultations to personal injury victims. Please call 304-948-5860 or contact me online to make an appointment.