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Truck drivers must record their hours and abide by regulations

Truck drivers transport goods across the entire country, which involves long hours on the roadways. As a result, truck driver fatigue and inattentiveness can be serious concerns and hazards on the roadway. To help keep the driving public safe, United States Department of Transportation trucking regulations limit the number of hours truck drivers can be behind the wheel without a break.

Assisting you with your truck accident claim

Commercial trucks are some of the deadliest vehicles on the roadways of West Virginia. Many people who are involved in truck accidents don't make it home alive, leaving their families devastated emotionally and financially. For those who do survive, there is a high likelihood of severe, long-term injuries and costly medical procedures. Many truck accident victims are unable to work during their recovery, making it difficult for their families to put food on the table.

Truck accidents in West Virginia occur for numerous reasons

Motor vehicle accidents are responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths all across America. The rate of injuries and deaths increases if a truck is involved. Commercial trucks are large in size and difficult to maneuver for even the most well-trained truck driver. However, many truck accidents are caused by negligent drivers and could have been avoided if the driver had taken extra precautions.

FMSCA 2015 report indicates increase in deadly truck accidents

While all accidents can result in serious injuries, truck accidents can be particularly devastating due to the large size of commercial trucks. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or "FMCSA," recently revealed in their "Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2015" report that over 4,000 trucks were involved in over 3,500 fatal accidents in 2015. This is close to an 8 percent increase since 2014.

Trucker sued for negligence after West Virginia accident

Truck accidents are some of the most devastating roadway crashes due to the size and weight of the trucks. These accidents can keep victims out of work for months as they recover from their injuries, which can be emotionally and physically painful.

West Virginia Trucking Association gives driving safety tips

This time of the year can make for difficult driving conditions in and around Charleston. Snow and ice can make the roads slippery, and sometimes these conditions may not even be immediately visible or obvious to drivers. In addition, many people are driving longer distances as they continue their holiday travels or make their way back home.

Legal claims can ease financial pressures of spinal cord injury

Anyone in West Virginia who knows someone with a spinal cord injury can probably appreciate just how much the injury can affect the person's life. Just about everything that a person does, from using his or her arms and legs to breathing and eating, is at least partly controlled by the messages that the spinal cord delivers to the body from the brain. This is why a spinal cord injury can leave an otherwise active and healthy person unable to physically function as he or she did before the injury.

How do truck accident investigations take shape?

Any time that a person in Charleston is involved in a car accident, piecing together the evidence that shows how the accident occurred is crucial in determining who might be legally responsible for any damages. Truck accidents require the same kind of investigation, but also involve some other steps when it comes to preparing for litigation against a responsible party. So how does a truck accident investigation take shape?

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