Top Truck Accident Attorney in Toledo, Ohio
When personal injury lawyers are speaking of truck accidents, we mean trucks that transport goods. In other words, we are talking about commercial trucks that get into traffic accidents with personal vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. While America would likely shut down without the vast network of trucks that deliver goods to businesses and homes, the manner in which it is done must remain safe. They share the road with families, those on their way to school, and those on their way to work. When they lose control of their vehicle or are driving less than carefully, they can cause severe injuries and even death.
Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott have helped victims and the families of victims recover millions of dollars in damages when a trucker causes an accident. If you or a loved one has been severely injured or killed, let us help you recover compensation.
Who is at Fault in a Truck Accident?
Civil law requires that companies are responsible for the actions of their employees regardless of whether or not some policy they had in place contributed to the accident. When a company’s policies result in accidents, this evidence is useful to have at trial because it paints a clear picture of responsibility and holds the company accountable for that policy.
For instance, a leading cause of truck accidents is driver fatigue. If drivers are being overworked or expected to make deliveries in unreasonable amounts of time, this can result in accidents on the road. In addition, the company can generally be held liable in excess of their insurance policy when your personal injury attorney can establish that it was the company’s own negligence that makes such an accident more likely and perhaps inevitable.
To boil this down, the company is at fault for a driver’s negligence even when their own negligence did not contribute to the accident. When their negligence did contribute to the accident, this can be an aggravating factor that allows your attorney to pin the blame squarely on the company.
When is the Truck Company Not at Fault for a Truck Accident?
There are two scenarios in which a truck company may not be liable for a truck accident. If it was the other driver’s own negligence that caused the accident, then the truck company would be off the hook. In addition, if a mechanical failure caused the accident, then the blame might in part be the manufacturer or the company in charge of maintenance, and not the negligence of the trucking company. A common cause of commercial truck accidents is when their tires blow out on highways.
Talk to a Toledo, Ohio Commercial Truck Accident Attorney
If you have been injured or a loved one has been taken from you due to the negligence of a truck driver or a trucking company, Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott can help you and your family recover damages from your injury or loss. Please give us a call or talk to us online to set up an appointment.