Our roads, our towns, built by generations of local residents and union workers, are growing a little louder and more dangerous. Every day in communities throughout the Wheeilng area and Ohio Valley, drivers and residents are faced with an increasing number of trucks on our roads. While we rely on tractor trailers and other trucks to keep our economy moving, we expect they do so safely. However, all too often, drivers come around a bend to encounter a truck taking up both sides of the road or driving too fast. When you consider the topography of the Ohio Valley, and local roads such as Rt. 250, Atkinson’s Crossing, Stone Church Road, and many others (yes, you know “those” roads) seemingly not built for over-sized loads, it’s a recipe for disaster. Unfortunately, many of us and our loved ones have had the frightening experience of unexpectedly coming face-to-face with one of these large trucks. Let’s be clear, there are many truck drivers and companies who operate safely and we appreciate their professionalism and courtesy. But, there are some that do not. Over-sized loads should have signage and escorts, and truck drivers should consider the road conditions and adjust their speed accordingly. Unfortunately, truck and tractor-trailer accidents often result in wrongful death, serious personal injury, and significant property damage. These types of accidents can be avoided by using common sense and operating in a safe manner. If you’ve been injured or a loved one killed by a careless truck driver, call GKT for an experienced truck accident attorney.
Our law firm is located in Moundsville, and our families live, work and play in the Ohio Valley. Whether a truck crash happens on busy 2-mile Hill coming down from the Highlands, or on a rural road in Belmont County, we know the uneasy feeling that is shared by many. Our families drive these roads too and we share a common interest in making them safer for everyone. We represent people wrongly injured or killed in truck accidents. We know firsthand the devastating impact that careless truck drivers have on individuals and families. A GKT truck accident attorney can help you find out what went wrong and obtain the compensation you deserve.
As we welcome others into our community, raising the economy and providing jobs and opportunities, we need to protect our rights. The right to safe roads, and the right to fair compensation when a trucking company puts profits before safety. When your rights are compromised, you can count on GKT. We will find out what went wrong, demand accountability and seek justice for you and your family. You have questions. We demand answers.
About the truck video
The truck video below was provided by a friend of our firm, Fred Schleicher. Fred was driving on a rural road in Ohio County. The truck already ran one car off the road, that’s when Fred decided to start recording the rest of his drive. Unfortunately, what you are about to see happens all too often in our communities.
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GKT Truck Accident Attorney
At GKT, our truck accident lawyers understand that people injured in truck accidents are dealing with much more than physical injuries. They’re dealing with a great deal of stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. Our truck accident lawyers know that their job is to provide personal attention and relieve that stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. That’s in addition to fighting for the compensation that our truck accident clients deserve.
And, when it comes to fighting for the compensation our truck accident clients deserve, our results speak for themselves. GKT truck accident lawyer, Teena Miller, focuses her personal injury practice on truck accidents and has received training on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act. She, along with the other truck accident lawyers at GKT, have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our truck accident lawyers.
At GKT, our truck accident clients are more than just a “case” or a “file”—our truck accident clients are our neighbors and friends. We mean that, and that’s why if you’ve been injured in a truck accident in West Virginia, Ohio, or Pennsylvania, hiring the truck accident lawyers at GKT is the best decision you can make.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, contact GKT today. Our truck accident lawyers represent truck accident victims throughout West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Consultations are always free, and we do not charge a fee unless we win your case. Our truck accident lawyers are always available at any time by calling (304) 845-9750 or live chat 24/7 at GKT.com.