Accidents involving commercial trucks are some of the most terrifying and deadly vehicular collisions, frequently making local and national news when they include multiple vehicles and cause significant damage and delays.
Due to the size and speed of the vehicles involved, truck accidents can also result in some of the most significant injuries and fatalities. Because of the complexity of commercial liability insurance policies and the likelihood that neither the driver nor his or her employer is based in the city or state of the accident, litigating claims related to truck accidents can be extremely challenging.
The Ohio truck crash lawyers at Obral, Silk & Associates, LLC have the experience, resources, and determination to provide the kind of thorough and aggressive representation clients need and deserve. We have experience handling accidents involving commercial and municipal trucks, buses, tractor trailers, and other vehicles.
Trucking Accident Liability
In a claim arising out of a truck accident, like other vehicle accident claims, you must show another party was liable or “at fault” for the occurrence. You may have claims against the driver of the truck as well as potential claims against his or her employer or the owner of the vehicle. Accidents can be caused by fatigue, driver inexperience, improper or inadequate training, poor truck maintenance, reckless or negligent driving behavior, speeding, overloading of cargo, substance abuse, illegal operation, defective parts or equipment, or other factors.
An experienced attorney will conduct a thorough investigation to identify all the parties at fault and maximize your potential recovery.
Litigating Truck Accident Cases
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Additionally, you may be entitled to bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one killed in a truck accident.
Truck accident cases often require retaining multiple experts to reconstruct the auto accident, evaluate the safety of the truck and the adequacy of its maintenance, and provide opinions on the factors that contributed to the occurrence. Because truck accidents often involve significant damage, several parties, and serious injuries, there are often multiple insurance companies involved, too. It’s vital you retain an attorney with experience litigating these complex personal injury claims.
Compensation in Truck Accident Cases
As in other vehicular accidents, you may be able to recover different types of damages, which can include the costs of past and future medical care, wage loss, and pain and suffering. In certain instances of egregious conduct, you may be able to recover punitive damages against the driver or the trucking company. An experienced attorney can help you identify and quantify these damages as you pursue your injury claims.
If you’ve been injured in a truck-related accident it is critical that you seek legal assistance immediately. Most personal injury suits, including those related to truck accidents, must be filed within two years of the incident. An experienced lawyer– like the attorneys at Obral, Silk & Associates, LLC – can advise you about the best course of action, assist you in recovering the compensation you deserve, and help get you back on the road to recovery.
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