Attorneys James T. Carey and P. Zachary Stewart

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Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents In West Virginia

Our West Virginia clients usually have a lot of questions after a truck accident, including:

What should I do after a truck accident in West Virginia?

Immediately call 911 to contact the authorities and seek medical attention, no matter how minor your injuries may seem. If possible, use your camera to take photos of the accident scene and the damages. Consult an experienced truck accident lawyer right away.

How are damages decided in truck accidents?

Damages in truck accidents are directly related to the severity of your injuries and the long-term consequences you may be facing. You are broadly entitled to compensation for both economic and noneconomic losses.

Why do I need an attorney after a West Virginia truck accident?

Trucking companies have teams of attorneys on their side, and so do big insurance companies. You need someone on your side. A lawyer can determine the true value of your claim, make sure that evidence is perceived, advocate for you in settlement negotiations and – if necessary – fight for fair compensation in court.

Who is at fault in a West Virginia truck accident?

There may be many negligent parties involved, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the loading company, the manufacturer of the vehicle or some of its parts, repair companies and others. A skilled attorney can identify all potential parties to a case.

What are common mistakes made by truck drivers?

Numerous mistakes can lead to wrecks, including distracted driving, fatigued driving, hours-of-service violations, speeding, improper lane changes, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and failing to adjust for the road conditions.

How long does a truck accident case take in West Virginia?

Truck accidents can take a long time to settle. Many settle out of court within a year, but others – especially those that have to be litigated – can take much longer.

Contact A West Virginia Lawyer Today

At Carey & Stewart, PLLC, our Weirton attorneys take a caring, compassionate approach to all our clients – but a tough, no-nonsense approach to the defendants. Call 888-710-4496 or reach out online to schedule your no-obligation consultation.