West Virginia has a large presence in the mining industry. While mining itself is a dangerous job, there are also many hazards that heavy industries can cause to the general public. Late last month, a woman was hospitalized after she was involved in a truck accident with a coal truck.
Although the extent of her injuries wasn't known, collisions with heavy trucks can sometimes be catastrophic. If a person is involved in a West Virginia truck accident, they might find themselves facing serious injuries that require an extended hospital stay, surgery and may cause a person to miss work for a period of time.
If a person is disabled because of their injuries, they might be unable to return to work, or not be able to do their former job, leading to reductions in pay and quality of life. If a truck accident is found to be the fault of the truck driver, they should be held accountable for any injuries that they cause.
Not only can the driver be held responsible, but the company that they work for and the insurance companies might also be involved in any pursuit of compensation. Although a person might want to quickly put the accident behind them, seeking compensation can help ensure a person has enough money to cover any expenses they might face in the future because of their injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can help West Virginia residents seek compensation when they are injured because of another person's negligent actions.
Source: WCHS, "Woman Injured After Coal Truck And Car Collide," Mamie Buoy, Oct. 22, 2013