The truck accident lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm understand how devastating an accident with a vehicle loaded with over 50 tons of combustible coal can be. A seasoned coal truck crash law firm can make all the difference. Our team has been taking on the insurance companies in coal vehicle accidents for over 15 years. Contact us now at (800) 501-3011 and let’s get started on your case.
Prepare For a Lawsuit With a Coal Truck Accident Lawyer
Truckers and mining companies need to abide by federal safety rules. Wilshire Law Firm has recovered over $1 billion in damages for our clients injured because of somebody’s carelessness or wrongful act. We will fight to get you all the money you deserve and need to heal and go forward with life. We believe that when a coal mine truck causes an accident and people are injured and killed, the trucker and mining company should be held accountable for the maximum amount of money the law allows.
Negligence and Coal-Hauling Accidents
Federal and state laws regarding the maximum weight a heavy commercial truck can carry are regularly ignored in order to move more coal. Whether the coal mining company or the trucker is responsible, there is usually more than one party who can be held liable for negligence when a company’s lawless behavior causes a tragic accident.
When a coal dump truck is hauling an illegal load on a winding road leading from the mine or through town, parties who may be held responsible for an accident include the:
- Truck Owner
- Mining Company
- Parts Manufacturer
It would also include anybody who worked on the truck, passed an unsafe truck for inspection or overloaded the truck. In order to receive fair and just compensation for your accident, you will need an experienced coal truck accident attorney who will investigate the facts to determine who is liable for your injuries. Their insurance carrier will also investigate, but the goal will be to reduce or deny your claim. You need somebody in your corner who can stand up for you against the insurance and coal companies.
Causes of Coal Truck Accidents
Coal truck accidents can be caused by many factors including:
- Overloaded trucks
- Unsecured loads
- Falling debris
- Driver fatigue
- Defective parts
- Worn out parts
- Undertrained driver
Why a Coal Truck Crash Lawsuit May Be Needed
In order to investigate what caused your accident, we may need to file a lawsuit, which would allow the plaintiff (your legal team) to do the following:
- Subpoena witnesses and company employees to testify under oath
- Demand production of company records
- Request admissions (or denials) of wrongdoing from company employees
- Propound interrogatories (questions that must be answered under oath in writing)
Justice With a Proven Coal Truck Accident Law Firm
At Wilshire Law Firm, we are tired of seeing overloaded coal trucks and other unsafe trucking practices that continue to destroy lives in our communities. When people are injured or killed in one of these accidents, it affects us all. We believe the only way to hold mining companies accountable to safety standards is to expose their unlawful conduct through civil litigation.
These accidents happen at all hours, and we are on call day and night to respond rapidly in an accident emergency before:
- Evidence disappears or is altered
- Witnesses forget what they saw or move away
- The deadline for filing your case or claim expires
Call us at (800) 501-3011 or fill out our online form to speak with a truck accident lawyer immediately. You don’t have to face this alone.
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