Were you recently involved in an auto accident involving an 18-wheeler? You may be eligible for a monetary settlement or award from the driver, trucking
company, or other liable parties. When a driver—whether a trucker or a motorist driving their own private vehicle—causes an accident that results in injuries or property damage, they (not the injured party) should pay the costs. At Bressman Law, we help victims of auto accidents involving 18-wheelers fight for compensation.
At Bressman Law, we have a long and successful track record, and our client reviews reveal the high degree to which our clients are satisfied with both the service they received from us and the outcomes of their cases. Your Newark 18-wheeler lawyer will fight for the compensation you deserve and will handle the legal side of everything so that you can focus on recovering and getting your life back.
Because we are so committed to results, we never charge a fee until you collect compensation. We offer a free consultation and will take the time to understand your situation while going over all your legal options.
To get started today with a free case evaluation with a member of the Bressman Law team serving Newark, Ohio, call us today at (614) 538-1116.
Parties Potentially Responsible for Your 18-Wheeler Accident
When a car accident involves an 18-wheeler, the damages—in terms of both injuries and vehicle and property loss—tend to be substantial. The size, weight, and power difference between an 18-wheeler and just about any other vehicle on the road (even a large truck or SUV) is so significant that the other vehicle or vehicles involved in the crash, typically bear the brunt of impact.
At Bressman Law, our team understands that you are likely in a lot of pain and that you have suffered a lot of loss on many levels from your 18-wheeler accident. You may be undergoing extensive medical care—which, undoubtedly, will lead to substantial bills. You may be out of work due to your injuries, potentially for a long time. You may be in substantial physical pain and your family and loved ones may be facing the burden of dealing with your care.
The cascade effects from such a major accident can be enough to overwhelm even the toughest and most prepared among us. A Newark 18-wheeler lawyer at Bressman Law can help you fight for all available damages.
We find it unacceptable for an injured victim ever to have to pay out of pocket to pay for medical care, and we reject the idea that they or their loved ones should have to suffer from a loss of income or lack of ability to work.
This is why we work so hard to identify the responsible party (or parties) and hold them liable for your truck accident injuries. Call (614) 538-1116 to learn how Bressman Law can help you pursue compensation from:
The Truck Driver
We will investigate the driver of the 18-wheeler that hit you to determine if they violated a traffic law or engaged in negligent or careless behavior behind the wheel, including drunk or distracted driving. We will look at police reports, talk to witnesses, and review photo and video evidence. If necessary to prove our case, we will bring in expert witnesses and order a reconstruction of the accident. We will also look at the driver’s logbook to determine if they violated any industry-specific regulations, such as driving for too many hours without rest.
The Trucking Company
If the truck driver was at fault for your accident, the company that employs or contracts with them may have vicarious liability for your injuries. We will hold them accountable and fight to secure compensation from them and their insurance company.
The Truck Manufacturer
If the truck itself had a flaw or defect that caused or contributed to the accident, we may be able to hold the manufacturer liable for damages, even if they did not exhibit clear or obvious negligence in building or designing the truck.
There may be additional liable parties beyond those listed above, so meet with a lawyer from Bressman Law as soon as possible so we can investigate and find those parties. If someone’s actions or negligence contributed to your accident, we will identify them and hold them liable. Our team will fight for the compensation you deserve and we do not collect a dime until we get it for you.
For a free legal consultation with a 18-wheeler accidents lawyer serving Newark, call (614) 538-1116
The Types of Damages You May Be Able to Recover
If you suffered injuries or property damage in an 18-wheeler accident, you may be eligible for a number of forms of compensation to cover both your economic and noneconomic losses. Bressman Law will fight for the compensation you deserve, which may include money for:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
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What You Need to Know About the Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations in Ohio on filing a lawsuit for truck accident injuries is typically two years under Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10, but may vary depending on the circumstances of your case. The sooner you get in touch with a truck accident lawyer, the sooner they can start the process and ensure you do not let any critical deadlines slip by.
Call for a Free Truck Accident Consultation Today
Your Newark 18-wheeler lawyer at Bressman Law wants to get to work on your case, starting right away. We never charge a fee until you get paid. For a free consultation, call us at (614) 538-1116.