If I was hurt in a truck accident, how can I prove the other person was liable in West Virginia?
Miley Legal Group
If you were hurt in a truck accident, you will need evidence to demonstrate that the other driver was negligent and to prove liability. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident, your West Virginia personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation if there’s sufficient evidence.
Being liable means being at fault for the accident. The person bringing the claim and his or her attorney needs to prove liability or negligence on the part of the other party. For example, if they’re bringing the claim against the truck driver, they need to show that he or she failed to act in a way that a reasonable driver would have in the same situation.
Evidence in a truck accident usually involves a combination of physical evidence found at the scene, the truck driver’s logbook or on-board recording device, eyewitness accounts, medical reports and more. Expert witnesses may be called to interpret the evidence to determine whether someone other than the plaintiff was at fault in the crash.
Depending on what the evidence shows, an individual hurt in a truck accident can bring a claim against the driver of the truck, the trucking company or even the truck manufacturer. A West Virginia personal injury attorney will evaluate the case to decide the best course of action.
Contacting a West Virginia Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve been hurt in a truck accident through no fault of your own, you have options. The Miley Legal Group is here to help you understand the legal process. Order our free book for tips and advice on what to do following an accident, and call us with any questions you may have. We’ll fight for your right to compensation and make sure you’re treated fairly. Call 304-326-1800