Morgantown Truck Accident Lawyers
Trucking companies are governed by strict state and federal legislation, especially since the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. Under the terms of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users act (SAFETEA-LU), trucking companies are expected to adhere to increased safety standards enacted by law.
Unfortunately, many semi tractor trailer accidents occur because drivers and their parent companies try to cut corners in order to protect their bottom line. At the law office of Angotti & Straface, our truck accident attorneys identify Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulation violations, driver error, and poor vehicle maintenance that contribute to accidents that injure our clients or result in wrongful death. We work with investigators, accident reconstructionists, on-board black box analysts, and other experts in identifying the cause of an accident and the scope of our client's injuries.
If you would like to consult an attorney to discuss injuries you've suffered in a truck accident, contact West Virginia truck accident attorneys at Angotti & Straface. Our Morgantown office represents clients throughout Fairmont, Clarksburg, Kingwood, Granville, and Grafton.
What We Look for in Truck Accidents
The personal injury lawyers at Angotti & Straface investigate and evaluate a number of factors in truck accidents, including the following:
- Driver's log
- On-board black box
- Length of skid marks
- Eyewitness statements
- Driver's drug test results
- Vehicle maintenance records
- Driving training requirements and history
- Causes for load shift — timber related and logging accidents
Helping You Cope with the Cost of Your Injuries
Truck accidents usually involve serious, catastrophic injuries to the head and spinal cord. At Angotti & Straface, we consult economic impact analysts and medical professionals, taking into account our client's need for future surgery, medical treatment, prescription drugs, medical equipment, and in-home care. Additionally, we calculate the cost of you injuries in terms of lost wages and loss in quality of life, regardless of whether or not you disabled as a result of your accident. Our office calculates what you and your family need to meet the cost of you condition and demand compensation proportional to your injuries.
Protecting Yourself — Before You Talk to an Insurance Agent
Before you talk to an insurance company, it's important to speak with an experience truck accident lawyer who can protect your rights and ensure you aren't taken advantage of. If you sign any settlement agreements, freely offer statements, release your medical records, or provide statements to an insurance company's lawyer doctor, you could compromise your case later if you decide to take legal action.
Protect yourself and your interests — contact Morgantown, West Virginia truck accident attorneys at Angotti & Straface today. We'll make sure you're taken care of.