Trucks are enormous. They pull trailers and tankers and can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Yet, they are driven by humans who sometimes fail to pay attention, fail to maintain safe stopping distances, and often become distracted with phones, texting, and other electronic devices. Choosing the right attorney when you or a loved one is the victim of a tractor trailer or other large truck accident is important, and you owe it to yourself to call Goddard & Wagoner PLLC.
Goddard & Wagoner is a law firm with offices in Clarksburg, WV and Morgantown, WV. We handle cases throughout West Virginia, eastern Ohio and southwestern Pennsylvania. Whether you are in Charleston, Parkersburg, Martinsburg, Wheeling, Beckley, Bluefield, Huntington or Fairmont, we are here for you. Our lawyers have won millions of dollars against trucking companies in the last three years alone. We know how to handle complex trucking company lawsuits. We know the experts to call to investigate the truck, to investigate the equipment, to look at the driver’s logbooks, to investigate your medical condition and prognosis, and to look at the complexities of economic injuries. We have delved into the data available in a truck’s “black box”, which shows speeds and actions in the minutes before a collision. We have found proof of poor maintenance and shoddy record keeping. We have seen cases where the drivers were overworked and under rested. We have translated these findings into meritorious claims for not only compensatory damages, but also punitive damages.
Our lawyers have been recognized as Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, Best Lawyers in West Virginia, Best Lawyers in America, and as a Best Law Firm in America by U.S. News & World Reports. We earn these distinctions which are awarded based upon peer review – those people who actually see and appreciate our efforts as lawyers representing injured people, or even people who have been tragically killed by the negligence of truck drivers.
Call Goddard & Wagoner, let us talk to you about your options, and explain to you what we can do to help you in your time of need. Big trucks require extreme caution, and when truck drivers or trucking companies fail to use that caution, people get injured or killed. Call us to help you get the compensation you deserve at (304) 451-3500. Let us prove that we are the best lawyers to handle your trucking accident claim.