If you suffered serious injuries due to a negligent truck driver, a Newark truck accident lawyer from Bressman Law may be able to help you. You might qualify for compensation regarding your medical costs, time missed from work, and pain and suffering.
The injuries you experienced might require a lengthy recovery or result in a permanent disability. The financial, physical, and emotional stress from your accident is not fair. Filing civil litigation may lead to receiving compensation while also potentially holding the responsible party accountable for their reckless actions.
A truck accident can be a traumatic event that can leave you uncertain about what to do next. At Bressman Law, we offer free case evaluations and do not require you to pay an attorney’s fee until your case is settled fairly. Take action for your truck accident injuries and call Bressman Law now at (614) 538-1116.
A Lawyer May Help Determine Liability for Your Truck Accident Injuries
Sharing the highway with a semi-truck is often intimidating due to the sheer size of the truck and trailer. The driver operating the truck must be properly trained and diligent when it comes to maintaining control in all types of conditions.
If a truck driver loses control due to maintenance issues or their own reckless actions, these factors may play a role in determining liability for your injuries. A personal injury lawyer may investigate and identify the parties responsible and, therefore, liable for the accident. Liable parties may include the truck driver, the trucking company, or possibly both.
Truck Drivers and Career Risks
Commercial truck drivers spend a large amount of their time on the road as part of their career choice. Truck drivers may obtain their commercial driver’s license (CDL) through Ohio’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) and must abide by the state’s road rules. Any violations might lead to disqualifications on their commercial truck or CDL suspensions. A CDL is essential to commercial truck drivers’ employment and must be active to remain employed.
A truck driver is at risk of losing their CDL when they engage in the following dangerous behaviors:
- Drunk driving: The blood alcohol content (BAC) level for a CDL driver is .04, which is lower than the state standard of .08 for noncommercial drivers.
- Distracted driving: This includes any action that might take the driver’s attention away, such as daydreaming and cellphone use.
- Drowsy driving: Truck drivers risk falling asleep at the wheel when they fail to rest during breaks or ignore hours-of-service rules defined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
- Speeding: Truck drivers put others at risk on the road when they exceed posted speed limits and drive too fast for weather conditions.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), many truck drivers are paid per mile, which may influence truck drivers to speed to reach their destination faster. Speeding is a top cause of fatal truck accident crashes, according to the FMCSA.
Trucking Companies and Accident Negligence
A trucking company might face liability if it fails to maintain its trucks or train its drivers. Ensuring their drivers possess a CDL and have no prior traffic convictions is just part of how companies can protect other drivers from harm.
has suggested an expected truck driver shortage may be looming in the near future, so the rush to fill driver seats might be a real possibility. No trucking company should place the need to deliver goods over the safety of others.
A Newark truck accident lawyer may determine liability for your injuries by reviewing evidence associated with your case. If you suffered serious injuries due to a negligent truck driver, trucking company, or possibly both, call Bressman Law now at (614) 538-1116.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents attorney in Newark, call (614) 538-1116
A Lawyer May Help You with Settlement Offers and Litigation
An insurance company representing the trucking company might want to settle your case quickly. The offer they extend to you may likely be their lowest settlement offer. It is important to realize that their priority is to protect their best interests and not yours.
Your temptation to accept their offer is understandable; however, should you accept it, you lose your right to pursue compensation later, should your medical condition worsen.
It is advised that you have any settlement offers handled by a legal representative who protects your interests. As personal injury lawyers, we know how insurance companies operate. We fight for a fair settlement, and if necessary, we use our trial experience to take them to court.
The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim can pass before you know it. This is why you must contact us as soon as possible. Our team can file the necessary paperwork so that your case is in accordance with the laws of Ohio and the court.
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Bressman Law Gets the Job Done
At Bressman Law, we realize that truck accidents may result in fatalities. If you lost a loved one due to a negligent driver or trucking company, you may qualify for a wrongful death claim and lawsuit. Possible compensation might include final medical costs for your loved one and funeral costs.
Whether you are recovering in the hospital or mourning the loss of a loved one, you will find our team supportive and helpful. We are proud to serve clients in Newark and throughout the region.
There is no way to know the maintenance history of the truck traveling beside you or the driver’s qualifications. When traveling along Ohio highways, you are left to trust that the trucking company and the driver apply the same level of care you do.
It is when you suffer serious injuries that you may learn about maintenance issues and issues with the driver’s behavior. Discovering that the accident may have been preventable is when it is time to contact a Newark truck accident lawyer.
Contact us as soon as possible, as we need time to carefully review the details of your case. We may review police reports, witness statements, accident scene photos, and your medical records to prepare your case.
You can rest easier by telling pushy insurance representatives to contact your lawyer. We can handle the details of your case so that you can focus on your health and recovery.
Call us now at Bressman Law for a free case evaluation of your truck accident and injuries at (614) 538-1116.