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Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Lawyer
Michael J. Romano


Truck Accident Injuries in North-Central West Virginia


Michael J. Romano is an experienced large truck attorney who will aggressively pursue the maximum financial settlement allowed by West Virginia state law for your injury claim. Contact The Law Office of Michael J. Romano for a free initial consultation. Call 304-624-1100 for an appointment to meet with our legal team to discuss your truck accident injury matter.

We prepare for every case as if we are going to trial. That’s how insurance companies know that they must pay every dollar to fairly compensate the victim. Choose the law firm that cares about your future and securing a full, fair compensation for your truck accident injury claim. North-Central West Virginia residents trust the Law Office of Michael J. Romano to secure their rights when injured in accidents involving large trucks and tractor trailers.

The Danger of Large Trucks: Injuries and Fatalities

Large trucks that weigh between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds pose a distinct danger to drivers of smaller vehicles:

  • Accidents with large trucks or tractor trailers are more likely to involve in fatal multi-vehicle crashes (81%) than single passenger vehicles (58%)
  • In 2017, large trucks killed 4,761 people and injured 116,000 people in 2015
  • 73% of the fatalities involved the occupants of the other vehicles
  • In 46% of the fatal two-vehicle crashes, both the large truck and the other vehicle were moving in the same direction
  • In 31% of fatal large truck collisions, the vehicles collided head on

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Large Truck Collisions Cause Death & Debilitating Injuries

When collisions occur between large trucks that weigh in excess of 10,000 pounds, like a coal or water truck, there is a distinct likelihood that the occupants of the other vehicle will face death or very serious, debilitating injuries from the impact, including:

  • Back & Neck Injuries
  • Broken & Crushed Bones
  • Disfigurement
  • Internal Hemorrhaging
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Open Head Wounds
  • Permanent Disability
  • Permanent Paralysis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Tractor Trailer Jackknifing, Fishtailing, Blind Spots, & Impairment

Some of the common causes of tractor-trailer and large truck accidents include:

  • Aggressive or Reckless Driving
  • Blind Spots
  • Excess or Improperly Balanced Load
  • Fatigue or Impairment
  • Fishtailing (Trailer Sways Back and Forth Over the Road)
  • Inadequate Driving Adjustments for Poor Weather
  • Jackknifing (Trailer Moves Toward Cab of Truck)
  • Poor Maintenance of the Large Truck

Time is “Not” on Your Side: Contact the Law Office of Michael J. Romano

If you or a loved one have suffered a serious or catastrophic injury, or death as a result of the negligent or careless driving of a large truck operator, contact The Law Office of Michael J. Romano as soon as possible. Time is “not” on your side and we want to work quickly to gather as much evidence as possible before the evidence is lost, destroyed, or becomes unrecoverable. Call today for a free consultation: 304-624-1100