If you were injured by a construction truck, either while driving your car or otherwise, you may be eligible for compensation from the liable party. Yet, the claims and litigation process can quickly become complicated without an understanding of Ohio state law. For this reason, many claimants in Columbus choose to work with a construction truck accident lawyer. At Bressman Law, we have helped numerous people in situations just like yours recover compensation for their accident-related damages. A Columbus construction truck accident lawyer on our team can investigate your collision, gather evidence, and consult with field experts to assign liability. Additionally, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we do not get paid for our services unless your case is successfully resolved.
To speak with a member of our team today and receive a free construction truck accident consultation, call us at (614) 538-1116.
Construction Truck Accidents in Columbus, Ohio
Construction trucks are vital to the economy of a fast-growing city. In times of heightened commercial activity, building, and growth, construction trucks become a common sight on Columbus’s roads. Yet, these drivers must take special precautions to not cause harm to others.
To drive a construction truck, one must possess a special license. Most construction companies screen drivers carefully, making them pass background tests and drug screenings.
While vetting drivers carefully can minimize the chance of a construction truck accident, it does not eliminate the possibility. Every year, dozens of people get seriously injured or killed by construction trucks. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), in 2018, over 120 people were killed in collisions involving large trucks.
Our job here at Bressman Law is to navigate the complexities of truck accident liability and make sure the right parties pay for the damages you have incurred.
We provide assistance in the following situations:
Injured on the Road
Construction trucks do not just operate on construction sites. They have to use public roads to travel to and from these areas, sometimes spending an ample amount of time on highways and suburban streets.
If you were the driver or passenger of a car involved in an accident with a construction truck, we can help you file a claim against the truck driver and collect compensation from their insurance company. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, we may also be able to pursue vicarious liability against the construction company or the driver’s employer.
Injured as a Pedestrian or Bicyclist
Because of the size and mass of a construction truck, it can easily cause considerable damage when it strikes a person traveling on foot or by bicycle. Truck drivers have a duty to yield to such parties. If you were injured because of a careless or negligent construction truck driver, we can hold them and potentially their employer liable.
To receive a free consultation to discuss your options and learn how you can recover compensation, call Bressman Law today at (614) 538-1116.
For a free legal consultation with a construction truck accident attorney in Columbus, call (614) 538-1116
Your Lawyer Must Prove Negligence
To promote your case’s success, your Columbus construction truck accident lawyer must establish that another party’s negligent actions resulted in your injuries and financial losses.
- Duty of care. Your legal team must show that the trucker undertook a duty of care by getting behind the wheel of their vehicle.
- Violation of duty of care. Your lawyer must establish that because the driver chose to partake in risky actions or behaviors, they put others at risk of harm.
- Causation. Your legal team must demonstrate that because of the trucker’s actions, they caused the collision.
- Damages. After calculating the cost of your economic and noneconomic losses, your lawyer will assert that as a result of an accident you did not cause, you have suffered injuries and financial losses.
Your lawyer has many goals when they take on your case, but one of the most crucial will be to prove negligence. If they are able to prove these elements, then you may be able to collect compensation for the cost of your collision-related expenses.
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We Hold the Responsible Parties Liable for Your Injuries
After your free, no-obligation case evaluation with Bressman Law, if you decide to move forward with us, we will start the process of building your claim by identifying all of the responsible parties. We will then collect the evidence we need to prove them liable, after which we can pursue damages from them and their insurer.
The liable parties for your construction truck injury may include the following:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The construction company
- The truck manufacturer
Your lawyer can explain in detail what this means at the onset of your working relationship.
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A Successful Case Can Get You Compensation
The team at Bressman Law can help you fight for a monetary award that includes compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
This is not an exhaustive list of the items you may be eligible to pursue following a construction truck accident.
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The Statute of Limitations
Under Ohio Revised Code § 2305.10, you generally have two years from the date of the accident to move forward with litigation. Yet, some details of your situation may affect this timeframe. For example, if one of the passengers in your vehicle was a minor at the time of the accident, they have additional time to file a lawsuit for their injuries.
Our team encourages you to seek legal help as soon as you can. If you do not act within the state’s statute of limitations, your case for compensation will be in jeopardy.
Call Bressman Law for a Free Consultation Today
A Columbus construction truck accident lawyer can provide an array of services designed to promote a favorable outcome in your case. While you may be feeling frustrated, confused, and in pain following your accident, you do not have to undertake these legal proceedings alone.
To speak with a member of the Bressman Law team today and receive a free construction truck accident case evaluation, call our office at (614) 538-1116.