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West Virginia truck accident sends victim to the hospital

A truck accident can have a far-reaching impact on the life of a victim who has suffered injury at the hands of a negligent truck driver. Such accidents can also adversely affect victims' family members and employers.

A recent West Virginia accident sent one man to the hospital after he was struck by a semi truck during the early morning hours. The semi truck accident shut down a major road while the accident was reconstructed. The victim was taken to the hospital following the incident. Police later said that the victim is expected to survive but is still recovering in the hospital.

Since semi trucks are exceptionally powerful vehicles, an accident with one can instantly cause serious injuries. Such injuries can result in extended recovery times and sometimes the need for long-term care. Victims may incur significant medical expenses and also find themselves facing lost wages or the frightening prospect of lost earning capacity.

In addition, because recovery for truck accident victims can be costly and difficult, those victims injured by a careless truck driver may wish to seek compensation for the damages suffered as medical bills and days off work rack up.

A truck driver can be liable for negligence in a variety of circumstances. These can include situations of truck driver fatigue, an inattentive truck driver, a drunk truck driver or a truck driver that is speeding or driving too fast for conditions. Sometimes, a truck company may also be liable to the injured victim depending on the nature of the relationship between the truck driver and the truck company.

A trained personal injury attorney can help the victim of a truck accident evaluate the victim's damages, as well as the potential liability of the possible parties responsible for the harm. This will allow the victim to more easily focus on important aspects of recovery.

Source:, "Dupont Avenue reopens after semi-truck hits man in Kanawha County, WV," Lisa Robbins, Sept. 4, 2013

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