Surface mining accidents are unfortunately prevalent in West Virginia. Victims of these accidents have the right to seek compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical costs and other expenses. That is where we come in. At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., our lawyers have spent decades taking on mining companies and the other parties responsible for the injuries suffered and the lives lost in surface mining accidents.
Surface Mine Vehicle Accidents
At surface mines, you will find rock trucks big enough to put houses in working side by side with small pickup trucks. You will find steep and curvy haul roads. The combination of these factors, together with lax repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment, often leads to accidents. We have handled cases involving fuel trucks, rock trucks and other trucks running away due to bad brakes and other problems, colliding with other vehicles or hitting workers.
Compensation for Surface Mine Accidents of All Types
In addition to vehicle crashes, we handle all other surface mining claims, including those involving explosions, electrical accidents and equipment accidents. We also handle logging, timbering and clear cutting accidents that occur in the development of a surface mine.
In every surface mine accident case, we conduct a thorough investigation. Because our lawyers have spent time around the mines and understand the industry, as well as the tools of the trade, we know where to look. When we build a case, we take great care to make certain that the discoveries we make will be understood by those we need to present them to. That includes members of a jury if the case needs to go to trial. There are complex issues at play, and we have the experience to understand and communicate them.
We work on a contingent fee basis. We do not get paid unless you do.
Free Initial Consultation With a Fatal Accident Lawyer in Charleston
Contact our firm to schedule a free initial consultation with our surface mining injury attorneys.