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West Virginia coal truck accident sends woman to hospital

Coal trucks are common fixtures in West Virginia. A coal truck accident in a nearby West Virginia community recently left a woman injured. Police reported that the coal truck and a passenger vehicle crashed into each other; the accident occurred at night. Police also reported that it was unclear immediately following the accident who was at fault but that the woman had to be taken to a local hospital for her injuries.

Commercial truck accidents can sometimes seem to occur without warning and can have a lasting impact on the lives of victims. As a result of the significant size disparity between trucks and passenger vehicles, truck accidents can oftentimes cause serious injuries. When the truck accident occurred as the result of truck driver negligence, the injured victim may have legal recourse against the driver (and in some circumstances, against the trucking company).

Truck drivers, like all other drivers who share the roadway, must practice safe driving and due care to help prevent harm to other drivers sharing the roadway. When a truck driver fails to do so, and an injury results, the injured victim may wish to bring a claim of negligence against the responsible party(ies) for damages. There are a variety of ways in which a truck driver can be negligent, including an inattentive truck driver, a truck driver that is speeding, a drunk truck driver, an unqualified truck driver or a truck driver suffering from truck driver fatigue.

For those that have been injured in a truck accident, a trained personal injury attorney can help the victim evaluate the circumstances and determine if negligence was involved. If a victim was negligently injured, the victim should not have to bear the costs of the injury, nor suffer the damages, alone.

Source:, "Woman Injured After Coal Truck And Car Collide," Mamie Buoy, Oct. 21, 2013

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