Truck Accident Attorney Near Me
When not being operated with the highest level of safety in mind, tractor trailers are extremely dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 130 people died in Ohio truck collisions in the year 2014 alone. Many thousands more sustained severe injuries. Commercial trucks are involved in nearly ten percent of all fatal accidents in Ohio. This is true even despite the fact that trucks make up far less than ten percent of the total highway traffic. If you or a family member was injured in a tractor trailer crash, please reach out to a nearby truck accident attorney today.
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Truck Accident
Commercial truck accident injury claims are typically more complex than are car accident injury claims. One of the primary reasons for this is the simple fact that many different parties can potentially be held liable for a truck accident. Commercial trucking has become a big and complicated business. There are many different parties involved in the process. A list of parties that might be liable for your truck accident injuries includes:
- The truck driver;
- The truck driver’s employer;
- The company that owns the truck;
- The company that is leasing the truck;
- The manufacturer of the truck; and
- A driver of a third party vehicle.
Compensation Available for Truck Accident Victims
For those who were injured in a tractor trailer accident, damages can be truly severe. Under Ohio law, victims of truck accidents may seek compensation for the full value of their losses. This not only includes recovery for financial losses, but it also includes recovery for any intangible damages. To be more specific, our firm has helped truck accident victims recover compensation for:
- The damage to their car;
- Ambulances and emergency rooms fees;
- Medical bills;
- Needed medication and medical equipment;
- The costs associated with rehabilitation costs;
- Lost current and future income;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Disfigurement or loss of limb.
File Your Claim Before Time Runs Out
Ohio has a two year statute of limitations for truck accident injury claims. If you do not act within this time limit, you may lose out on your legal right to bring a claim at all. To be clear: Your claim does not need to be resolved within two years of the accident; it simply must be initiated. You do not want to make the statute of limitations an issue in your case. Do not lose out on compensation because of a legal technicality; take action today.
Contact a Toledo Truck Accident Attorney Today
Were you seriously injured in a truck accident in Ohio? The compassionate accident attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC are standing by, ready to assist you. Let us use our skills and experience to help you recover full and fair compensation for your injuries. To schedule your free initial legal consultation, please call our Toledo office today at 419-241-5500.