Tractor Trailer & Truck Accident Lawyers in WV

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Tractor Trailers & Trucking Accidents

Big rigs, tractor trailers and commercial trucks are everywhere, and their sheer size and weight make them a potentially dangerous road companion. A collision with a commercial vehicle can be a very serious or deadly situation, and professional drivers have additional responsibilities for the safety of themselves, their vehicles, and the people around them. However, trucking accidents are still very common and can include collisions due to:

  • Speeding

  • Distracted driving

  • Failure to stay in the proper lane

  • Failure to yield right-of-way

  • Driver fatigue

  • Obstructed vision

  • Brake failure

  • Overloaded trucks

If you were hit by a commercial vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation.

The personal injury attorneys at Mountain State Law are experienced professionals when it comes to commercial vehicle accident cases, and will work hard to get you the best outcome as quickly as possible so you can move forward with your life. If you have been in an accident with a big rig or commercial vehicle, CONTACT US for a FREE evaluation of your case.

How Much is Your West Virginia Truck Accident Claim Worth?

Commercial vehicle accidents are especially devastating because in many cases those struck by a big rig or other large truck don’t survive. This means that surviving family members are just beiginning thier grieving process while trying to figure out how to move forward without the emotional-and financial-support from the person they just lost.

While we can’t bring back your loved one, we can fight to make sure your financial future is secure for your family.

While the amount of compensation varies from case to case, the nature of tractor trailer and commercial vehicle wrecks generally yield a much higher monetary compensation than a regular auto accident oftentimes in the 6-7 figure range.

Of course, every case is different and will produce a different outcome. This is why it’s so important to have an experienced personal injury attorney representing you from the start.


Why Should You Contact a West Virginia Truck Accident Attorney Immediately?

While it may be the last thing on your mind, it’s absolutely vital to speak to a personal injury attorney as soon after a commercial vehicle accident as possible. Here’s why:

1. Statute of Limitations

There is a limited amount of time to file a claim in West Virginia-this is called a “Statute of Limitations,” and in WV all personal injury claims (including car accident claims) must be filed within 2 years of the accident in order to be admissible to court. If you miss this window, you will no longer be able to seek compensation for your injuries.

2. Evidence

As time goes by, it’s more and more difficult to collect vital evidence to support your case. For example, tire marks at the scene of a collision will fade or get covered up quickly on a busy road, so it’s important to get good photographs of the scene while it’s relatively fresh.

3. Help With Insurance Companies

In the case of a commercial truck accident, you should expect to be harassed and manipulated by insurance companies as well as the business for which the truck works. These companies do not have your best interests at heart and have been known to manipulate accident victims ‘ statements that could later be used against you.


Experienced personal injury lawyers like Sam Harrold will advise against speaking to anyone about the accident, and instead will handle all contact from insurance companies on your behalf.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an accident with a big rig truck or other commercial vehicle, CONTACT US for a FREE evaluation of your case.



In an accident with a commercial vehicle?

Get the compensation you deserve.

Who may be liable for your injuries?

  • Driver’s employer

  • Company whose load the truck is hauling

  • Company whose truck license placard is on truck

  • Company responsible for truck maintenance

  • Manufacturer of faulty truck parts



Mountain State Law
306 W Main St
Clarksburg, WV 26301
(304) 715-3800


If you or someone you love has been injured or otherwise taken advantage of, fill out the form below to discuss if you have a case: