According to the Ohio Department of Traffic Safety, there were nearly 5,000 people injured in accidents involving large or medium –size trucks during 2015. When commercial vehicles like dump trucks, tractor-trailers, tanker trucks, or other large trucks are involved in accidents, the results can be devastating. Victims are often left with serious injuries, such as broken bones, TBIs, soft tissue injuries, spinal cord injuries, and more.
When people are injured by the negligence of truck drivers, trucking companies, or other parties involved in the industry, they can often recover under Ohio law. For this reason, anyone hurt in a commercial truck accident should speak to an attorney about their case as soon as possible.
Commercial trucks are built much differently than the cars that most of us drive on a daily basis. Not only are they much taller and heavier, they also often are made up of multiple sections connected by a coupling device. These characteristics make commercial trucks more likely to be involved in certain types of accidents that their smaller counterparts on the road, such as the following:
Truck accidents can occur for several reasons, many of which could indicate negligence on the part of another person. Some of the more common causes of Ohio truck accidents include the following:
There are certain steps you should take after an accident in order to protect your right to recover compensation. Some of the most important are discussed below.
If you have been hurt in an Ohio truck accident, you should seek out an attorney who has experience with representing commercial vehicle crash victims. Truck accidents are often much more complicated than non-commercial vehicle wrecks for a number of reasons, including the facts that federal regulations may be at issue and there are often many more parties involved. As a result, the most effective way to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve is to retain a lawyer that has successfully represented other truck accident victims in the past and who focuses on practicing in this area of law.
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Truck accident cases can be substantially more complicated and can require significantly more resources than other types of motor vehicle accident or personal injury cases. You always want to make sure that any attorney you hire has successfully handled cases that specifically involve large commercial trucks and the trucking industry. Your attorney should have a thorough understanding of trucking industry standards, FMCSA regulations, and truck accident reconstruction methods. At USTA, we focus specifically on truck accident cases and you can rest assured that we have the experience needed to successfully handle your case.GET STARTED
With their legal teams and insurance companies, trucking companies are known for fighting against liability whenever possible. They will often try to strong-arm injured individuals into accepting inadequate settlements by intimidating them with the idea of trial and the resources involved in litigation. Unfortunately, too many attorneys recommend settling cases too early in the process to avoid any further litigation. You need an attorney on your side who is not intimidated by trucking companies and who has the resources and willingness to take your case as far as necessary to obtain the full settlement or award you deserve. The attorneys at USTA will not back down and will do what is needed to fully protect your rights as a truck accident victim.GET STARTED
n order to best know if an attorney is the right one for you, you should meet with them in person or schedule a phone consultation. A positive attorney-client relationship is critical in a successful truck accident case so you should always ensure that you get a good feeling from an attorney before you decide to hire them. You want to stay apprised of new developments in your case and ensure your attorney is not too busy to address your questions or concerns as they arise. At USTA, we provide personalized and committed representation and invite anyone who believes they may have a truck accident claim to call and schedule a free consultation today.GET STARTED