Semi trucks are part of everyday traffic all over Ohio and the US. Semi truck drivers, passenger car drivers, and pedestrians normally share the roads carefully. If any rule of the road is ignored or a driver error occurs, a devastating accident can happen. Due to the difference in size between your car and a semi truck, a collision can leave you with severe injuries. If you or a member of your family are hurt in a semi truck accident, a Columbus semi truck accident lawyer can help you understand your compensation options and define your next steps.
Semi truck drivers should be highly aware and vigilant on the road. When they fail to take other lives around them into account, they should be held responsible. We can help you make them accountable.
When you are ready to hold the at-fault semi truck driver financially responsible for the accident that caused your injuries, call Bressman Law at (614) 538-1116 to speak to a member of our intake team and get started filing your claim for compensation.
Driver Errors That Cause Semi Truck Accidents
Semi truck drivers work long hours, drive great distances, and navigate a huge variety of road types—from streets to thoroughfares, to highways and interstates. Semi truck drivers travel in rural and urban areas and at all hours. In their Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2017, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration cites the following driver errors that contributed to large truck accidents:
- Drug use
- Distracted driving
- Driver inattentiveness
- Driver fatigue
- Alcohol use
- Driver illness
If you were involved in a semi truck accident caused by one of the above driver errors, you may be entitled to compensation. The financial aftermath of a semi truck accident you did not cause should not create a burden for you and your family.
A lawyer can help you explore your financial recovery options when you are ready to pursue the at-fault driver. Call Bressman Law at (614) 538-1116 to speak to a member of our client intake team today.
For a free legal consultation with a semi truck accident attorney in Columbus, call (614) 538-1116
Ways You Can Help Your Columbus Semi Truck Accident Lawyer Prepare Your Claim
After a huge semi truck collides with your car, it can be hard to know what to do next. Once you get medical treatment, you can collect the information you gathered at the scene that supports your claim for compensation. You can:
- Arrange for the police to send you the crash report
- Compile pictures of the accident scene that capture road and weather conditions
- Compile pictures of your car and the semi truck that collided with you that display the damage from a variety of angles
- Keep the names and contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident
Be prepared to share this information along with your medical records and bills with a lawyer when you are ready to start preparing a claim for compensation. Proving fault is an important part of collecting compensation for the accident that caused your injuries.
Building a Semi Truck Accident Compensation Claim
Filing a claim for financial compensation after a semi truck accident is a time-consuming process with specific rules and guidelines. In Columbus, you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Called a statute of limitations, the timeline in Ohio is generally two years from the date of the semi truck accident under Ohio statute of limitations § 2305.10.
A Columbus semi truck accident lawyer can help you navigate the timeline, gather evidence, assess your claim’s value, and negotiate a settlement before your case goes to trial. We know your case has a unique cause because we have been serving personal injury clients for more than 30 years. We treat you and your case with the respect and attention it deserves. Do not delay your compensation claim.
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Explore Your Financial Compensation Options Today
When you or a family member are injured or when a family member is killed in a semi truck accident in Columbus or any of the nearby communities, you might have the basis for an insurance settlement or personal injury lawsuit. A lawyer can guide you through the financial compensation process.
Discuss the particulars of your accident case and your possibility of obtaining financial compensation with a member of our intake team by calling Bressman Law at (614) 538-1116 as soon as possible after a collision with a semi truck.
If you or a family member were injured in a collision with a semi truck, you may be entitled to compensation. We can pursue damages to pay for the cost of:
- Your injuries
- Repairing your vehicle
- Funeral and burial services for a lost loved one
- Childcare while you recover
- Lost income
- Reduced potential income
A Columbus semi truck accident lawyer can help you calculate the financial impact of the accident and negotiate a financial settlement to cover your expenses. You will have to prove liability on your own if you do not retain a lawyer. This process includes:
- Establishing that the responsible party had a duty of care toward you
- Proving that the other party violated their duty of care
- Showing that this violation caused you injuries
- Establishing that your injuries caused you financial loss
We are ready to represent you regardless of what you are going through. We also serve those who suffered the following accidents:
- Car accidents
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Product liability
- Traumatic brain injury
- Wrongful death
Reach out today. We want to hear your story and get started as soon as possible.