Although all car accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries, those involving large trucks tend to have particularly devastating consequences. Fortunately, those who are injured in collisions with large trucks and other commercial vehicles can recover damages compensating them for related losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, making it especially important for accident victims to contact an experienced Perrysburg truck accident lawyer before proceeding with their claims.
Truck accidents, like any other type of vehicle collision, have a number of different causes, but the most common include:
Road congestion, speeding, unfamiliarity with certain roadways, and inadequate surveillance are also thought to play a role in the majority of truck accidents. Which of these factors were involved in a particular collision plays an extremely important role in determining who, if anyone, can be held liable for a truck accident. If, for instance, a truck driver’s failure to obey traffic signals contributed to an accident, he or she could be held partially liable for resulting losses, as could the driver’s employer if it is determined that it did not properly train its employees.
If, on the other hand, mechanical failure is determined to have caused an accident, the manufacturer of the faulty part could be held liable for a portion of the damages, as could the trucking company if it failed to properly inspect or maintain its vehicles. For help determining what caused your own truck accident, please contact our Perrysburg legal team today.
Recovering damages from the at-fault parties who cause truck accidents is often crucial to the recovery process of injured victims who may be forced to pay off devastatingly expensive medical bills while also being forced to take time off from work. Fortunately, both past and future medical expenses and lost wages are compensable for plaintiffs who can prove that someone else’s negligence caused or contributed to an accident. Other potentially recoverable damages include compensation for property damage and non-economic damages like pain and suffering and emotional distress.
It is important to note, however, that plaintiffs will only be entitled to damages if they successfully file a claim within the two-year statute of limitations. Those who fail to file before this deadline will almost always have their cases dismissed by the court, which could prove devastating to a plaintiff’s chances of recovering any sort of compensation for accident-related losses.
If you were recently injured in a truck accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn more about your own legal options following a truck accident in Ohio, please call the dedicated Perrysburg truck accident lawyers at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC. We can be reached by phone or via online message, so please do not hesitate to call or contact us online today.
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