You or a loved one were injured in a serious collision involving a truck and the quality of your life is diminished as a result. You may be permanently disabled and burdened with substantial medical bills. Your car may be totaled, leaving you with no way to get to work. Or, you may even have lost your job due to injuries suffered in the crash. You and your family need fair compensation for what happened, preferably in the form of a settlement.
Heavy coal trucks, logging trucks and 18-wheelers are a fact of life on West Virginia. With over 160 years of combined experience, a semi truck accident attorney in West Virginia from DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons, PLLC is familiar with trucking safety laws that trucking companies and truckers must follow, and typically use that knowledge to seek a truck accident settlement in accordance with the following steps:
- We collect evidence. During your initial (and free) consultation with our trucking accident law firm, we determine if there is enough evidence to build a case. We ask you to bring us documentation that includes medical records, car repair estimates, an approximation of time lost from work, and any future expenses that you anticipate. We go over details of the crash with you, and review all the information that you give us so that we may advise you of your options.
- We engage in discovery. If your case stands a good chance of meriting a West Virginia truck accident settlement, we proceed to file a suit, and engage in discovery. Discovery is the process by which each side in a lawsuit shares the evidence collected with the other side. Often, a settlement is reached at this point because the defendant realizes that, because of our firm’s experience, they have little chance of winning if the case goes to trial.
- We go to trial. Unfortunately, there are some circumstances—for example, when the defendant is unwilling to negotiate—in which a quick and easy truck accident settlement in Virginia is not possible. In such cases, the personal injury attorneys in West Virginia at DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons, PLLC can take your case to court to advocate for the compensation that you deserve. This can be very positive, as jury awards can be for higher amounts than negotiated settlements.
Contact Us Regarding Your Trucking Accident Settlement in West Virginia Today
If you or a loved one is injured, there is no time to waste. You need experienced attorneys to negotiate your West Virginia truck accident settlement as soon as possible, or to take your case to court. DiTrapano Barrett DiPiero McGinley & Simmons, PLLC can help. Contact us today at (304) 816-4704 for a free consultation and evaluation of your claim.