Ohio is a major transportation and commercial hub, meaning residents share the road system with thousands of large-size commercial vehicles everyday. While there are regulations and requirements in place for commercial vehicle operators, many still lack quality training in safety and defensive driving techniques necessary to navigate hazards on Ohio roads. Commercial vehicle accidents are often far more devastating than regular vehicle crashes because the sheer size and weight of tractor-trailer or public transit bus is so much larger.
Accidents involving commercial reasons happen for a number of reasons including:
- Driver errors, which account for the majority of accidents;
- Inexperienced or improperly trained drivers;
- Overloading vehicles – while regulations are in place load limits, they are often violated;
- Equipment malfunctions such as faulty brakes, tire blowouts, and old safety equipment; and
- Road construction.
Frequently, accidents caused by these factors could have been prevented by the owner or operator of the commercial vehicle if they had taken proper steps to ensure safety and followed regulations.
While You Recover From Your Injuries, We Fight To Recover Compensation
Often injuries sustained in commercial vehicle accidents are severe enough to require immediate medical attention. Recovery periods for victims are lengthy and some injuries never fully heal. In order to secure the treatment you need, enlist the help of the experienced attorneys at Ohio Car Accident Lawyers. With over 190 combined experience resolving complex commercial vehicle accidents claims, our team of lawyers has experience settling a wide range of claims.
Commercial vehicle accidents can take many forms and involve large vehicles such as:
- Semi-trucks, big rigs, and 18-wheeler trucks;
- Commercial and cargo vans;
- Tractor-trailer trucks;
- Delivery vehicles;
- Commercial buses;
- Public transit buses; and
- Tourism and private tour buses.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, you deserve compensation.
Maximizing Your Compensation
Commercial vehicle accident claims present many complexities and legal obstacles that require the skills of a seasoned personal injury trial attorney. Because commercial vehicles carry hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of freight, they are backed by large insurance companies and policies. The insurers do their best to minimize the damages to the company and will not hesitate to present unfair settlements or take advantage of a victim.
Our attorneys work tirelessly against these big insurance companies to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. We consider it our number one goal to maximize your compensation so you will be able to cope with current and future medical expenses, wage loss, and pain and suffering.
Contact Our Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Being in a commercial vehicle accident can have devastating consequences and can leave victims and their families feeling lost, confused, and alone. To understand better what your options are we invite you to download our ebook, “The Insider’s Guide to Handling Ohio Accident Claims.”
Time is of the essence in commercial vehicle accident claims. The sooner you act, the sooner an investigation can get under way. The longer you wait, the more likely that evidence will be lost or destroyed. Take action and contact an Ohio commercial vehicle accident lawyer by calling 800-218-4243 to schedule a confidential consultation. We have offices located throughout Ohio, in 19 different locations.