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West Virginia truck accident leaves one critically injured

All car accidents have the potential to be serious. However, those involving trucks can have an even greater chance to involve devastating injuries or even death to victims. They also often involve greater legal complexities, as truck drivers are responsible for knowing how to handle their vehicles in a way that ensures the safety of others on the road. Failing in this responsibility can have serious consequences.

According to reports, a recent West Virginia accident involved two semi-trucks and another car. The accident, which occurred shortly after 10 p.m., resulted in fuel spillage and road closure. Environmental Services arrived at the scene to help clean up the spilled fuel. One person was flown to the hospital following the crash and is said to be in critical condition. The names of those involved in the accident had not been released at the time of the report.

Due to the size of the vehicles, and the great speed at which they travel, truck accidents can result in serious injuries. It is rare for victims to walk away unscathed. When serious injuries are the result of another truck driver's negligence, victims have rights. They may wish to pursue legal action with the help of an attorney in order to obtain compensation. Compensation can help victims pay for medical bills and other costs associated with truck accidents.

In some cases, a truck driver may be held responsible for the injuries of the victim. In other cases, the driver's employer or the equipment manufacturer may liable for the damages. It is important to examine truck accident cases from every angle. Attorneys are available to help victims of truck accidents build legal cases and pursue compensation from a negligent driver.

Source: WSAZ 3, "UPDATE: U.S. Route 19 reopens following serious crash," March 13, 2017

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