WSAZ reports that a semi-truck crashed and flipped on its side yesterday afternoon on Interstate 64 near the Kenova exit. The truck was pulling a load of lumber and debris from the accident was strewn across all four lanes of traffic, causing a complete shutdown of the westbound lanes for a time. Thankfully, no one was injured in the wreck, though another vehicle was involved with the incident. A preliminary investigation indicated that the crash was caused by inclement weather conditions.
Between high winds, icy road conditions, and increased holiday traffic, the onset of winter usually means more traffic accidents on West Virginia’s roads. Taking precautions accordingly is always advisable, but even the most cautious driver can be caught up in circumstances beyond their control. Semi-trucks are forever prevalent on the highways, and when such sizable vehicles are involved in a crash at high speeds, the property damage can be significant and the resulting injuries can be severe.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, contacting a West Virginia truck accident attorney is advisable. There is no need to deal with your injuries and automotive damages by yourself, and a trained lawyer can help get you compensated for your hardship. The insurance companies that get involved after a wreck will look out for their own best interests, so you should have a legal advocate looking out for yours.