Under the law, the concept of negligence determines whether or not someone is at fault for an accident. While this rule applies to most injury lawsuits, it applies to all traffic accident liability lawsuits. In this article, we will discuss negligence in semi-truck accidents in Toledo.
Under the law, negligence has a three-factor test:
Trucking companies are regulated at the federal level. To avoid confusion in lawsuits, the federal government imposes several requirements on trucking companies that automatically impute negligence when they are not followed. Types of trucking company negligence include:
Ohio has a modified form of contributory negligence. That means that a plaintiff can be barred from filing a lawsuit against a defendant if it is determined that the plaintiff contributed more than 50% of the fault. Determinations of fault are conducted by a jury or in accord with an agreement between you and the defendant’s insurer. Plaintiffs who are found at fault for accidents (but less than 50% at fault for the accident) can still seek a percentage of their damages reduced by their own percentage of fault.
Have you been involved in an accident with a semi-truck or tractor-trailer? If so, let the attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher, & Scott review your claim for free and discuss your options for pursuing damages against the defendant.
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