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West Virginia Truck and Trucking Accidents

Due to their size and power, a West Virginia trucking accident can cause catastrophic injuries and damage to personal property. And many West Virginia truck accidents should never happen-but they do because drivers are forced to work long hours, meet unreasonable schedules and drive poorly maintained vehicles. If you're the victim in a West Virginia trucking accident, you may have legal recourse against the driver and trucking company that caused your accident.

A West Virginia trucking accident attorney (or West Virginia personal injury lawyer with experience representing truck accident victims) can evaluate your situation and explain your legal options. Under West Virginia personal injury laws, if someone else is at fault in your accident, you may be able to recover money to pay for your medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and damaged or destroyed property. In egregious cases-such as a driver or truck that shouldn't have been on the road-your West Virginia truck accident lawyer may be able to collect punitive damages, designed to punish the driver or trucking company.