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Truck Accident FAQ

Trucking Accident Attorney in Toledo, Ohio

The attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC are dedicated to guiding their clients through difficult times.  When you suffer injuries as a result of a tractor-trailer accident caused by the reckless or careless actions of another, we are here to help you receive the fair compensation that is rightfully yours.

It is important to be aware of the factors can contribute to a tractor-trailer accident in order to be a more conscientious driver on the road.  Examples of common causes of these accidents include the following:

  • Lack of proper truck driver training
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Poorly maintained brakes
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Overloaded or oversized trucks
  • Aggressive or negligent driving
  • Speeding
  • A truck driver who is fatigued or sleepy while driving

If you suffer an injury due to an accident with an 18-wheeler, it is important to contact a reliable Toledo truck accident attorney as soon as possible.  Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC is a personal injury law firm located in Toledo, Ohio.  Serving clients across Ohio, we are invested in helping you obtain compensation for your injury.

Toledo trucking accident attorney answers your questions

Some frequently asked questions regarding trucking accidents include the following:

Who can sue in a tractor-trailer injury or wrongful death case?

As long as another person or entity is found at-fault for the accident, anyone who is injured or loses a loved one in a trucking accident is eligible to participate in a wrongful death suit.

What party can be sued in a truck accident case?

Any party who is at-fault for causing an accident can be sued, such as the truck driver, the trucking company, the shipper, the owner of the trailer, or even the manufacturer of a specific part of the truck that contributed to the accident.

Does the government limit the number of consecutive hours that a truck driver can operate his or her truck?

Yes.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration restricts the number of hours that a driver may be on the road.  These regulations have provided valuable sources for many truck accident cases over the years.

Contact a dedicated 18-wheeler accident attorney in Toledo

Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC provides truck accident victims with the legal support and guidance they need during an uncertain time.  Our attorneys work hard to protect your rights and ensure a more secure future for you and your family after an accident.  To schedule a free initial consultation, call us today at 419-241-5500 or contact us online.

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