Truck accidents are amongst the most devastating accidents on roadways. On average, semi-trucks weigh 20 to 30 times more than passenger cars, so it is unsurprising that a high percentage of truck crashes frequently lead to fatalities. As a major commercial hub, Ohio’s residents must share the road with many large trucks and tractor-trailers, making truck accidents a very real threat.
If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, the first step is focusing on recovery. To be compensated for your injuries, however, it is essential to speak to a truck accident attorney who can fight for your legal interests. Large trucking companies are usually protected by big insurance companies and have considerable resources. The larger the potential claim, the more effort the truck company’s insurers will put into minimizing their payout to you.
This is where an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney comes into the picture. Having an aggressive legal advocate on your side can significantly increase your chances of receiving the maximum amount of compensation.
You Need a Legal Team with Experience and Knowledge
At Ohio Car Accident Lawyers, our attorneys have a proven track record when it comes to handling truck accident cases. With more than 190 years of combined legal experience and knowledge, we are ready to take on any obstacles your case may present. We solely focus our attention on personal injury law and have successfully brought many claims involving 18-wheeler truck accidents. In fact, many of our settlements and verdicts have resulted in compensation amounts for our clients numbering into the millions of dollars.
The serious nature of tractor-trailer accidents has prompted the federal government to impose a wide range of trucking industry regulations that must be followed by all truck companies, truck drivers, and any involved third parties. While these regulations work to partially promote truck and truck driver safety, the laws fail to cover many safety concerns and regulations are routinely broken or ignored. Our legal team has extensive knowledge of all applicable truck laws and have the skills to uncover the causes of accidents and establish liability.
We work tirelessly to investigate all possibilities, including a number of common causes of truck accidents including:
- Fatigued and over-worked truck drivers;
- Inappropriate speeds on dangerous roads and speeding;
- Alcohol and drug influence;
- Mechanical faults on trucks;
- Failure to complete maintenance checks;
- Not addressing known mechanical problems;
- Faulty brakes and safety components; and
- Unbalanced or too heavy loads.
You have the right to be compensated for all your injuries, and we will not settle until you get the amount you deserve.
A Preventable Mistakes That Can Harm Your Truck Accident Claim
Insurance companies are notorious for taking advantage of victims and that fact is just as true, if not more so, with trucking accidents. Unfortunately, the truck drivers and trucking companies have been known to destroy evidence that might help a victim in a claim. To prevent this from happening from a legal standpoint, the only option is to have an attorney send a spoliation letter prohibiting the defendants from destroying any information relevant to the accident and your claim.
Talk to a Truck Accident Attorney Today
A trucking accident can leave a victim traumatized and unsure of their options. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, we invite you to download or request a free copy of our book, “What You Need To Know About Ohio Truck Accident Claims,” and then contact us for a complimentary case evaluation. Our truck accident attorneys can help you understand your rights and the best options for advancing your claim. With 19 office locations throughout Ohio, including our main office in Akron, we are ready to serve clients across the state.