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Underride Accidents

Counsel from a West Virginia Truck Accident Attorney

For victims of a truck accident, including underride accidents, the road to recovery can be long and difficult to overcome. There are hospital visits and medical treatments, as well as the hurdles to overcome when dealing with insurance companies. By retaining a West Virginia truck accident lawyer, you will not have to go through it alone.

At Berthold Law Firm, PLLC, we are widely known for our tactful and aggressive advocacy with regards to injury cases, thanks to 70 years of outstanding litigation and winning strategies. We are not afraid to take cases to trial.

Causes of Underride Accidents

Truck accidents account for a significant number of fatal accidents each year in West Virginia. Due to their massive sizes, the amount weight and the type of cargo that they carry, the wreckage from these accidents is tremendous. An underride accident happens when a passenger vehicle slides beneath an eighteen-wheeler truck.

These are the many causes of an underride accident:

  • Lack of or poorly maintained underride guard
  • Poor design on the underride guard or does not offer enough protection
  • The truck’s reflective tape has worn, faded, or is missing from the vehicle
  • Driver brakes improperly or does not have enough braking distance
  • Weather such as rain or snow affecting the road conditions
  • Driver negligence (Drinking and driving, traffic violations, falling asleep behind the wheel)

Have you or your loved one been harmed in an underride truck accident? You deserve justice! Our West Virginia truck accident lawyers at Berthold Law Firm, LLC. You may be entitled to receive compensation for the costs of your treatment and losses, including any pain and suffering. We urge you to take action now and discuss your case with our lawyers.

We Create Personalized, Unique Solutions

Because we have worked on thousands of these cases in our decades of experience, we are familiar with the many ways to present an injury claim, we know how to bring success to our clients. We cannot control the actions of others, but we do have the power to ensure that your rights under the law are properly represented.

Talk to us—we are here to listen! Request your free case evaluation.

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