Unlike an ordinary car accident, a collision involving a commercial semi-truck or tractor trailer tend to be more catastrophic in nature. Not only do truck accidents result in severe and even fatal injuries, but obtaining a reasonable settlement can prove challenging since victims must often face big corporations and their powerful legal teams.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident in Ohio, our Youngstown personal injury attorney at Hartwig Law LLC is not afraid to go up against trucking companies and help you obtain the compensation necessary to make the best recovery from injury possible. With more than two decades of legal experience, we can guide you through the complexities of the legal system, and protect your rights and best interests through the process.
In order to recover monetary damages in a commercial truck accident case, you must prove that the truck driver or another party (trucking company, manufacturer, cargo or shipping company, etc.) caused the collision and your injuries. You need to state that the at-fault party acted in a negligent manner, which resulted in your injuries and damages.
The following are the basic elements of an Ohio truck accident claim:
Our experienced legal team can help you gather evidence and demonstrate to the judge, jury, or insurer that you deserve financial compensation. Additionally, we can strengthen your case with the use of eyewitness and expert testimony, to prove that the at-fault party failed to act how other individuals and businesses in the same industry would have in similar circumstances.
The commercial trucking industry is subject to a wide variety of state and federal regulations, which establish trucker qualifications, rules on hours of service, cargo securement, vehicle inspection and maintenance, and other safety standards. When commercial truck drivers or trucking companies fail to adhere to these safety regulations, they put the lives with those they share the road with in danger.
However, truck drivers and their trucking companies to violate state and federal laws for trucks to increase profits and productivity. When someone is hurt or killed, these parties must be held responsible for their blatant disregard for safety regulations.
Do not hesitate to contact our Youngstown truck accident lawyer and schedule a free consultation today.
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