Commercial Motor Vehicle Accident Fatalities

commercial vehicle accident

Motor vehicle accident frequently result in fatalities. In the United States, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issues annual reports regarding large truck and bus crashes. These reports indicate that fatalities with large trucks and buses or on the rise. See facts here.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle fatality involving a commercial vehicle, then contact a Charleston WV accident attorney to learn what remedies the law may provide.

What are some reasons why commercial motor vehicle accidents frequently occur? 

Because commercial motor vehicle are often large and carry significant loads, the damage they impose in an accident is often much greater than typical car accidents. Some factors that contribute to the increase risk of injury include: speeding, failure to wear a seat belt, inattentive driving, distracted driving, drowsy driving, failure to yield, failure to maintain lane, following too closely, and disobeying traffic signals.

What needs to be shown to recover money damages in a commercial motor vehicle accident? 

In order to successfully recover money damages for a commercial motor vehicle accident, you must be able to show that the other driver was negligent. This means that there must be evidence that the other driver drove contrary to the law or without reasonable care under the circumstances. If negligence can be established, then you must also be able to show that the other driver’s conduct caused the fatality or injuries.

A personal injury lawyer Charleston WV  can review your case and provide go opinion as to whether the elements of negligence can be established.

Why should you work with a Charleston WV personal injury lawyer? 

Motor vehicle accident claims are complex and can be overwhelming for many. A personal injury lawyer will have experience with the claims process. They can guide you through the process, while advocating on your behalf.

If you have been injured in a commercial motor vehicle accident or lost a loved one from the same, then contact Freeman & Chiartas to schedule a consultation.