Ohio Semi-Truck/Tractor Trailer Accidents Attorneys
What you need to know.
Most Ohio drivers and passengers at some point in their lives have encountered a situation where they saw the results of a semi-truck. You have seen or heard about the severe devastation to life and property that semi-truck accidents can cause. Most semi-truck accidents, because of the size of mass of the vehicle involved, result in severe impact and substantial damages and injuries. Not surprisingly statistics indicate that there is approximately one (1) fatality in 98% of semi-truck accidents. Based on the higher risk of serious injury from semi-truck accidents, commercial truck drivers and transport companies are required to hold higher limit liability insurance than non-commercial drivers in Ohio. With those higher insurance limits come aggressive defense attorneys, seeking to pay as little as they can for the injuries their clients cause.
If you are involved in an accident with a semi-truck, you should know some important information. You are entitled to compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and other damages that arise depending on the circumstances. In Ohio, you must file a civil complaint against the at-fault party within two (2) years from the date of the accident.
What you should do if involved in a semi-truck accident.
Don’t “go it alone.” When you are involved in accident with a semi-truck, you need to be prepared to meet the trucking company’s insurance company with effective and experienced representation. Without an attorney representing you are less likely to achieve a higher settlement and proper resolution of your claim. Not only will you be dealing with the trucking company’s insurance, but you will likely also have to deal with the medical bills accrued during your treatment. Instead of worrying about the insurance company and your medical bills, this is the time that you should focus on your health and recovery. An experienced attorney will deal with the trucking company’s insurance company and guide you through the process of handling your medical expenses while you are recovering.
Let our attorneys work for you.