Driving near a truck may incite fear in a motorist because of the size of a big rig. A truck accident can easily happen when a truck driver fails to pay attention to the road and the other motorists nearby. This, unfortunately, can lead to injuries or even a fatal accident.
A truck accident occurred on a recent Thursday morning in the area of Interstate 77. This means that a truck accident has now happened on every main West Virginia Interstate during the 30 days leading up to the day of the accident. The truck driver was heading north and suddenly lost control of the vehicle, causing it to flip.
Many truck accidents are the result of driver inexperience. In addition, speed is often a major factor. It’s not easy for truckers who are driving quickly to stop right away, and they sometimes don’t give themselves enough time to come to a brake when in traffic. Technology distractions can also cause trucking accidents.
If an individual is seriously injured in a truck accident, he or she has the right to seek the reimbursement of financial damages stemming from the crash, which can help to cover his or her losses. The loved ones of an individual who is killed in a big rig accident may also choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the truck driver and against his or her employer. Competent proof of negligence is required to establish liability in a civil lawsuit in West Virginia before the court will entertain demands for specific item of financial damages.
Source: wowktv.com, “UPDATE: All northbound lanes of I-77 back open following tractor“, Brandon Millman, Sept. 18, 2014