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The sight no driver wants to see

| May 3, 2017 | Blog |

One of the most chilling sights you can see on the road is a big rig bearing down on you in the rearview mirror.

You don’t know what the driver of the truck is thinking. Maybe he’s angry. Maybe his brakes have gone out. Maybe he’s asleep after 16 hours at the wheel.

Whatever the problem is, it’s his 40 tons of steel against your ton and a half.

West Virginia is a trucking state. We are a mountainous state crisscrossed by two Interstate highways, with weather conditions in constant flux.

Trucks move everything from cattle to corn flakes, cross-country or just across town.

Our state typically ranks among the top ten nationwide for truck fatalities by percentage. This means more of our fatal accidents involve trucks, as a percentage of all accidents.

The bad news is that people are getting injured and killed. The good news is that trucking companies, wherever they are headquartered, are insured against the harm they cause. You do stand a good chance of obtaining compensation for your losses.

At Farmer, Cline & Campbell, we have sought and obtained just compensation for every kind of truck accident – rearenders, head-on collisions, left-turn accidents, tipovers and cargo spills. West Virginia personal injury law does not always favor the little guy – you.

That’s why it’s important to work alongside a law firm that has the experience and the assertive attitude to go up against wealthy transport companies that wreck people’s lives routinely, and think nothing of it.

We know this industry well, and we know how to hold it to account. We have our own claims adjusters on staff, with backgrounds in major insurance companies such as State Farm, Nationwide and Allstate.

Winning a claim is small consolation when you lose a loved one, or find yourself unable to get your old life back. But it will pay your bills, and see that you obtain quality care as long as you need it.