Construction vehicles are often large and heavily loaded, so smaller vehicles are no match for them in a crash. As a result, collisions with construction vehicles often result in catastrophic accidents where injuries and damages are severe.
If you or a family member was hurt or someone has died in a truck accident that was another party’s fault, you may be entitled to received compensation for your losses through insurance or a personal injury lawsuit. However, Ohio laws are complex, so it makes sense to enlist the help of a lawyer from the start.
At this difficult time, a Delaware construction truck lawyer at Bressman Law can take the burden off you by taking care of all legal aspects of your case to fight for the settlement you deserve.
We offer a free consultation to discuss your individual situation and determine the best way to move forward. We work on a contingency basis, so there are no costs to you unless and until we win a settlement, so call us today at (614) 538-1116.
How Our Construction Truck Lawyers May Be AbletTo Help
Construction truck accident cases are complicated because there are usually multiple parties involved who might be found negligent. These may include:
- The truck driver, who may have been driving distracted, fatigued, or impaired
- The trucking company that hired the driver and may have been negligent in hiring, training, or supervision of a negligent driver
- The construction company
- The manufacturer of the truck or its parts, if these were defective or failed
- The company that loaded cargo, if this was done incorrectly
- The people responsible for repair and maintenance of the truck, if this was not done properly
All these parties may have insurance and should be named in a lawsuit if responsible. A Delaware construction truck lawyer from our team may be able to help by:
- Investigating the accident to determine who the at-fault parties were to make sure they are held accountable
- Gathering evidence such as police and medical reports and videos from surveillance and traffic cameras, and interviewing witnesses and first responders.
- Dealing with insurance companies, which may try to get you to settle the claim quickly for a low amount. We will negotiate aggressively on your behalf, and once you have an attorney at your side, insurance companies are more likely take your case seriously and come up with a legitimate offer for compensation.
- Taking your case to court and preparing it for trial should negotiations break down
For a free legal consultation with a construction truck accident attorney in Delaware, call (614) 538-1116
Damages We Can Win for You
Damages and losses from construction truck accidents tend to be major. Smaller vehicles may be totaled, and victims may suffer injuries that include head and neck injuries, brain and spinal cord damage, paralysis, amputations, broken bones, or even death.
After a construction truck accident, our attorneys will fight for a settlement that provides payment for the expenses and losses you have suffered. These are called damages, and in Ohio, damages cover both your economic and non-economic losses.
1. Economic damages are compensation for your calculable monetary losses. These may include:
- Medical, hospital, and therapy expenses
- Lost income, wages, and loss of potential future earnings if you cannot work
- Property damage
2. Non-economic damages are for less-tangible losses that do not have a specific dollar value, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium, spousal companionship, and enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
3. Punitive damages may also be awarded in rare cases where injuries resulted from an act of malice, or to punish the negligent party and deter others from acting similarly.
At Bressman law, our Delaware construction truck attorneys know how to fight for optimum compensation. Call us today at (614) 538-1116.
Delaware Construction Truck Accident Attorney (614) 538-1116
In a successful case, our attorneys would have to show that the parties responsible for your accident (the defendants in the case) were negligent and at-fault for causing your injuries. This means showing the following elements:
- Duty of Care: the defendant had a duty of care to you, such as to operate a truck safely or to maintain it properly.
- Breach: the defendant breached this duty by failing to act in a reasonable way to prevent harm.
- Causation: this breach of duty of care is what caused your injuries.
- Damages: you suffered real and verifiable injuries and damages as a result.
Our lawyers will carefully investigate your case and interview witnesses with the goal of proving negligence. If necessary, we will use the service of expert witnesses to reconstruct what happened and show how negligence occurred.
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Settlement Awards You May Receive
The amounts of damages you may be awarded in a successful settlement vary greatly, from hundreds to millions of dollars, depending on the circumstances of the case. Factors that may affect the amount you receive include:
- The extent of your injuries and whether they will be permanent and require life-long care
- If there is a wrongful death involved
- Your age and family situation
- Your property damage
- Lost wages and earning potential, now and into the future
- How much insurance coverage is available
- The personal assets of the negligent parties
- The individual jurisdiction, judge, and jury if there is a trial
- The skill and negotiating power of your attorney
Our lawyers can evaluate your individual situation and give you an idea what your case may be worth.
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Relevant Ohio Laws
Statute of Limitations
Ohio has a time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit. According to Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10 you generally have two years to bring both a personal injury claim and a property damage claim, or the courts will not hear your case.
According to Ohio Revised Code Section 2315.33, Ohio follows a comparative fault rule if you are partly to blame for the accident. As long as you are not more than 50 percent to blame, damages you receive will be reduced by a percentage that equals your share of fault. Our attorneys can still recover the percentage that the other parties were at fault.
Call Our Attorneys for Help
If you or a loved one has been injured or someone has died in a construction truck accident, the sooner you take action, the better. A Delaware construction truck lawyer at Bressman Law may start investigating your case immediately and handle all legal hurdles so you can concentrate on your recovery.
Call us today for your free, no-obligation consultation at (614) 538-1116.