Taking Legal Action After A Truck Accident
In Ohio, we depend heavily on commercial trucks to transport goods and must often share the road with these large trucks while traveling along the freeway, highway and even city streets. While the vast majority of truck drivers adhere to traffic laws and federal regulations, some drive while fatigued, fail to properly maintain their vehicles or follow too closely — all dangerous driving practices that can lead to serious accidents and injuries.
At The Law Offices of Joseph T. Joseph Jr., LLC, we understand the impact and severity of injuries that often result from truck crashes and are here to use our experience, knowledge and skill to advocate for injury victims.
Understanding Causes, Injuries And Impact
Truck drivers have specific, detailed regulations to follow. To drive commercial trucks, they must hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL), which they earn after taking a specific driving course. Federal laws govern specific practices that trucking companies must follow to encourage safety, yet accidents still happen.
Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver error
- Improper cargo loading
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Equipment failure
- Inclement weather
As your attorneys, we will investigate the cause of the accident and hold proper entities accountable. The responsibility may fall on several parties.
Who Can Be Held Liable?
Truck drivers and trucking companies hold specific commercial insurance policies. When we investigate truck accidents, we consider several players while seeking compensation and advocating for justice.
Responsibility may fall on:
- The driver
- The owner of the vehicle
- The company that maintains the vehicle
- The manufacturer that made parts for the vehicle
- The company that loaded the cargo
- The trucking company
Truck accidents can be complex. Trucking companies often seek to aggressively protect their interests and distance themselves from being held at fault. We have valuable experience with truck accident cases and will fight to hold all responsible parties accountable.
Your Legal Advocates After A Truck Accident
If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a truck accident, do not settle with the insurance company before you talk to us and learn more about your rights to compensation. Call 866-522-1402 or contact us to schedule a consultation with a personal injury lawyer. We serve clients throughout Ohio and never charge a fee unless you recover compensation.