If you were injured in an accident involving a concrete truck, you may be eligible for compensation from the driver, the concrete company, and other responsible parties.
You may be able to recover the following types of damages:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Property damage
- Emotional trauma
A Newark concrete truck lawyer from Bressman Law can help you fight for compensation. Our goal is to provide warm, supportive legal care that gets you the financial recovery you need. We offer a free case evaluation during which we can discuss the details of your accident, including who was involved and who can be held responsible. We can start building your claim on the very same day.
To learn more about Bressman Law and to receive a free, no-obligation case evaluation with a member of our team, call us today at (614) 538-1116.
Liability for Your Newark Concrete Truck Accident
When the Bressman Law team sits down to evaluate your case, one of the first questions we ask ourselves is: who is financially liable for your concrete truck accident? It may be only one party. It could be multiple. We cannot know for sure until we conduct an investigation into your accident and injuries.
If someone’s negligence or wrongdoing played a role in your concrete truck accident in Newark, we can identify that party, and hold them responsible.
One or more of the following parties could be held accountable for your economic and noneconomic damages:
The Concrete Truck Driver
We will take a close look at the driver’s actions leading up to your accident. Many truck drivers, especially those who drive long distances, have to keep logbooks that detail various aspects of their trips. If we find evidence of negligence within a logbook, then the concrete truck driver could be responsible for your losses.
Let’s say that the trucker drove for 13 hours without stopping. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), that action would violate their Hours of Service regulations. Your Newark concrete truck lawyer could use that piece of evidence to argue that because the truck driver violated the FMCSA’s regulations, they should be held financially liable for your losses.
The Concrete Company
We may be able to hold the trucker’s employer vicariously liable under what is known as “respondeat superior.” According to the Legal Information Institute (LII), this doctrine allows employers to be held responsible for their actions of their employees. Your legal team would need to prove that the trucker was acting within the expectations and scope of their profession to hold their employer liable.
If another driver’s actions contributed to your collision with a concrete truck, we can hold that party liable and pursue compensation from them and their insurance company. We can review the police report, traffic surveillance footage, and interview witnesses to learn if another driver contributed to the collision.
A Different Party
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, there may be additional liable parties beyond those listed above. They could include the truck manufacturer, a pedestrian, or a local municipality (in the event of unsafe road conditions or a nonfunctioning traffic signal or device).
When you call Bressman Law today, you will enter into a free, no-obligation case review regarding your legal options. We encourage you to reach out to our team today at (614) 538-1116.
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Your Newark Concrete Truck Accident Damages
The Bressman Law team will fight for the cost of the economic and noneconomic damages stemming from your Newark concrete truck accident.
Your insurance settlement or court award may include compensation for your:
In the eyes of personal injury law, medical bills are considered compensable expenses. This could include the cost of surgeries, hospital stays, doctor visits, prescription drugs, or physical therapy. We can help you recover compensation to pay these costs by reviewing billing statements and invoices.
If you have had to miss work due to your accident-related injuries, we can help you fight for compensation to make up for your lost income. Your legal team can examine your pay stubs to calculate the amount of wages you lost due to your injuries.
Reduced Earning Capacity
Sometimes after a collision, claimants are not able to work in the same field of employment as they did before. If you had to take a new job to accommodate your condition, we can help you pursue compensation.
Pain and Suffering and Inconvenience
We will also fight for noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. We cannot know how much you can recover for these types of damages without assessing your situation first.
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The Statute of Limitations
Under Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10, you generally have two years to take a personal injury case to court. The time you have to act begins from the date of your accident. In some situations, the state’s statute of limitations can be extended based on certain aspects of your case. However, for the most part, if you do not file a lawsuit within this period, you will be unable to have your case heard by a judge.
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We Work on a Contingency Fee Basis
At Bressman Law, we understand that many claimants go through the legal process alone because they think hiring a lawyer is too expensive. Yet, our team works on a contingency fee basis. We only get our attorney’s fees if we are able to successfully resolve your case, either through an insurance settlement or lawsuit. If we cannot recover compensation for you, then you do not owe us payment for certain services.
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The Newark concrete truck lawyers at Bressman Law want to get to work on your case today. Call us today at (614) 538-1116.