A man from Washington has passed away after being involved in an accident in West Virginia. All told, four cars were involved in the wreck, but it appears that only one person was killed.
From the outside looking in, it's easy to believe that truck accidents and car wrecks are one and the same. However, as you learn more, you'll find that nothing could be further from the truth.
Semi trucks and other commercial vehicles play an important role in our state's economy. As these trucks comprise such a large part of the transportation system, ordinary motorists must often drive alongside or near these vehicles almost every day. Unfortunately, truck accidents do occur and may result in catastrophic injuries when smaller automobiles collide with such a formidable obstacle.
Car accidents happen every single day with varying degrees of consequences. When an accident involves a commercial truck, however, the repercussions can be serious due to the vehicle's size. Unfortunately, three people in West Virginia were recently sent to the hospital following a truck accident.
Truck accidents are different from other types of motor vehicle accidents in that liability may lie with multiple entities. Because of the serious nature of truck accidents involving small, more vulnerable vehicles, truckers and trucking companies have a special responsibility to practice caution. When accidents do happen in West Virginia, it is possible that both the driver and the trucking company are liable for the damages.
An employee with the West Virginia Division of Highways died in an accident that occurred while he was on the job. The collision involved five vehicles total, one of which was a truck owned by the Division of Highways (DOH). The deceased was not inside a vehicle at the time of the truck accident, and it is not immediately known if anyone else was injured in the accident.
A truck accident can be frightening, and it can be easy to feel confused and overwhelmed in the minutes and hours after a collision. What should a West Virginia driver do if he or she is asked not to call the police after a truck accident? He or she should not listen. Failure to take the proper steps after an accident can make the post-accident process more complex and may make it difficult to obtain any compensation to which one may be entitled.
A treacherous stretch of road in Pendleton County in West Virginia could leave drivers at a higher risk for truck accidents. U.S. 33 through this particular stretch of the state has seen several serious truck accidents, possibly related to the design of the road. In fact, this road has been the site of 21 tractor-trailer crashes since 2009. These 21 accidents claimed the lives of four people and left others injured.
A West Virginia company is facing a civil suit after one of its vehicles was reportedly involved in a truck accident. General Pipeline Construction, a company that constructs pipelines, was named as the defendant in the suit. The man who filed the suit claims that the truck accident left him with injuries and other damages.
West Virginia is a state that is experiencing an influx in truck accidents, possible due in part to the increased amount of fracking. The oil and natural gas production in the state have roads and interstates blocked with trucks and equipment haulers related to the fracking business. This highway congestion has also led to an increase in fatal and serious truck accidents.