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Trucking Accidents

Morgantown Trucking Accident Lawyer

Put Our West Virginia Truck Accident Attorney On Your Side!

Trucking accidents often result in far more serious consequences than accidents between two cars. Injuries from collisions with big rigs may include back and neck injuries, broken bones, lacerations, seat belt injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even death. If you were recently involved in a semi-truck accident in West Virginia, reach out to Hayhurst Law right away before speaking with the trucking company. You need a capable and compassionate injury attorney who can fight for the compensation you deserve. Our firm has recovered millions in settlements and strives to win your case so you can receive the care that you need following your accident.

Contact Hayhurst Law at (304) 840-0999 to put an experienced trucking accident attorney in Morgantown on your side.

Common Trucking Accidents

semi truck driving on the highwayBecause of the devastating injuries often sustained in trucking accidents, trucking companies implement strict regulations in hopes of minimizing the occurrence of them. Among other regulations, truck drivers must follow rules regarding how often they take breaks and what the weight limit is for their cargo. Despite these standards, trucking accidents still take place and can significantly alter the life of those involved.

Common types of trucking accidents include:

  • Swinging turns — Accidents often result if a truck swings to the left before making a right turn, makes too wide of a turn, or makes a turn that isn’t wide enough.
  • Tire blowouts — Because of the long distances and the heavy cargo loads, wear and tear on tires is common.
  • Improperly loaded cargo — If a driver loads too much onto the truck or does not ensure cargo is secured properly, it can result in serious accidents.
  • Blind spot accidents — Truck drivers have blind spots on their left and right sides.
  • Rollovers — Due to the heavy weight of trucks, when drivers lose control, the entire truck often rolls over.
  • Malfunctioning brakes — With the sheer weight of a big rig, the brakes must be in proper working order to stop the truck as necessary.

Determining Truck Accident Liability

Sometimes it can be hard to know who to put the blame on when filing a truck accident lawsuit. Is it the truck driver who should pay for your injuries? Or the trucking company?

West Virginia allows for claimants to hold trucking companies vicariously liable for the actions of their truck drivers. The best way to determine who you should be filing your lawsuit against is to speak with a West Virginia truck accident lawyer about the details of your case.

What Will My Truck Accident Settlement Cover?

Following your accident, we will work to obtain a settlement for you that helps cover any of the following costs:

  • Medical treatment expenses (both present and future)
  • Lost wages if you are forced to miss work while recovering
  • Pain and suffering
  • Compensation for any permanent disability resulting from your injuries

If you find yourself suffering the loss of a loved one as a result of the truck accident, we are here for you. While no amount of money can right a wrongful death, we can help you obtain compensation to help offset some of the unexpected medical or funeral costs, as well as punitive damages if your loved one's death was a result of the trucking company's negligence.

Let Us Take Care of Your Case

Hayhurst Law is backed by over a decade of experience handling personal injury cases such as trucking accidents. Allow our truck accident lawyer to take care of your case so that you can focus on your recovery. Your case matters to us, and we strive to protect your best interests and fight for the compensation that you deserve. We are so confident in our ability to handle your case that we will not charge you any fees unless we win your case.

Focus on your recovery while we fight to win your case. If you have been injured in a West Virginia truck accident, contact Hayhurst Law at (304) 840-0999 for a free consultation.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories from Real People
  • He was always there for me.

    “I was very impressed with his level of concern and compassion for my disabilities after my accident.”

    - Angela
  • Expertly guided me through the difficulties of a personal injury lawsuit.

    “He settled my case at the maximum amount available which allowed me to have the surgery needed and replace the finances I lost during the ‘battle’ with the insurance companies.”

    - Judy
  • I have always been impressed with his intellect and hard work.

    “Eric sincerely cares about his clients and is a great advocate for them.”

    - Richard D.
  • I highly recommend his services for anyone looking for professional and efficient legal services.

    “Eric Hayhurst's expertise and diligence to seeing my case through was a relief to my family's peace of mind.”

    - Jessica E.
  • I am happy with the outcome and what he was able to accomplish on my behalf.

    “He kept me well advised and informed during every step of the case.”

    - Tracy D.

Verdicts & Settlements

Your Victories are Our Victories
  • $2 Million Wrongful Death Car Accident

    Head-on collision between SUV and box truck.

  • $1.1 Million Car Accident - Spinal Cord Injury
  • $350 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $300 Thousand Car Accident
  • $225 Thousand Slip & Fall
  • Limit of Available Insurance Single Vehicle Rollover Accident
  • $125 Thousand Auto vs. Tow-Truck Collision
  • $122.5 Thousand Car Accident
  • $105 Thousand Slip & Fall
  • $100 Thousand Car Accident

    Head-on collision involving a DUI driver.


Why Hire Hayhurst Law?

  • Results-Driven Approach

    We are prepared to do what it takes to get clients the recovery they deserve, including going to trial.

  • Accessible to Clients

    Attorney Eric Hayhurst is committed to handling cases directly & making himself available to clients.

  • Successful Track Record

    Eric Hayhurst has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts & settlements on behalf of the injured.

  • Committed to the Community

    Native to West Virginia, Eric Hayhurst is dedicated to serving the injured throughout the community.

Contact the Firm Request Your Free Consultation

Trust your case to an aggressive and tenacious litigator with a successful track record of helping the injured. Attorney Eric Hayhurst is not afraid to go to trial and is dedicated to maximizing the compensation you deserve.