As beautiful as our mountains are in West Virginia, our unique topography has resulted in many narrow, winding roads. Add heavy truck traffic from trucks hauling water, fracking sand and other materials, and our roads have become increasingly dangerous. At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., our attorneys represent people who have been injured in oil and gas truck accidents. We also represent families who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We have offices in Charleston, Logan and Summersville.
Liability and Truck Accidents
As oil and gas drilling grows in West Virginia, so does the number of trucks on our roads. To reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries in collisions involving trucks and smaller vehicles, trucking companies and drivers are required to follow a number of state and federal regulations. For example:
- Trucking companies are required to hire qualified drivers and provide them with proper training
- Drivers must take periodic rest breaks to reduce accidents caused by fatigue
- Equipment, such as brakes and lights, must be properly maintained
- Trailer loads must be secured so that other drivers are not injured by falling debris
If you have been injured or a loved one killed due to an accident involving a heavy truck, our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to determine if the trucking company or its driver failed to follow the rules. This is the reason we have a civil justice system in West Virginia, to hold people accountable when their negligence kills or injures an innocent person.
We work on a contingency basis. We don’t get paid unless you do.
Free Initial Consultation With Our Oil and Gas Truck Accident Lawyers
Contact our firm to schedule a free consultation with an oil truck accident lawyer in Charleston, Logan or Summersville. We handle all truck injury and wrongful death cases. If you need quality legal services from an effective personal injury lawyer, we are here to help.