People who drive and try to do other things at the same time, like eating or using their phone, are a danger to themselves and to everyone else on the road. Distracted driving is not a new problem in West Virginia, but with today's widespread use of smart phones, the problem has become even more of a concern. While distracted driving is bad enough when it involves a driver in their personal vehicle, the dangers are magnified when the driver is behind the wheel of a big rig truck.
Commercial truck drivers are often on the road for many hours at a time, hauling cargo long distances throughout the country. Moreover, although they are professional drivers, they are still prone to the same human flaws as are people who drive any other vehicle. That means that truck drivers can get tired while behind the wheel, and they can also get distracted by some of the things that commonly distract other drivers.
The attorneys at James F. Humphreys and Associates know that an inattentive truck driver can cause carnage on the roadways. The website for our Charleston-based firm includes information about how we approach the unique challenges of litigating a truck accident case on behalf of victims and their families.
In fatal accident cases, as well as those involving severe injuries, our firm investigates every aspect of the collision. Collecting evidence can be the key to proving that the truck driver or truck company was at fault for the accident.
Whether a truck accident was caused by a driver who was distracted, or was negligent in some other way, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to move the case forward. We will pursue all available legal avenues to help ensure that truck accident victims get the compensation they deserve.