If you have been injured in an accident involving a semi-truck in Newark, Ohio, you may be eligible for compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and noneconomic damages (such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life). The financial liability for these costs may fall on a number of parties, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, and potentially others. A Newark semi-truck lawyer from Bressman Law can help you fight for these damages and more.
The Bressman Law team has spent many years fighting for injured victims in Ohio and connecting them with financial compensation. We will take the time to understand your situation and come up with a personalized plan to pursue compensation. We will identify and take on the responsible parties and their insurance companies. Our firm believes in getting results for our clients, and we do not charge a fee for anything else—if we do not win, you do not pay. Period.
To receive a free consultation today with a member of the Bressman Law team serving Newark, Ohio, call our office at (614) 538-1116.
We Aim to Hold the Responsible Parties Liable
The ways in which an auto accident involving a semi-truck can impact your life are innumerable. In some ways, ideally, your life will return to normal after your accident—but it may take weeks, months, or even years. In other ways, if your accident and injuries were serious enough, you could be affected for the rest of your life.
Your Newark semi-truck lawyer will know that while no amount of money can take away the pain (both physical and emotional) that you have suffered for your accident—or can ease the burden your loved ones may be facing as they attempt to provide love and care during your recovery—we feel that the party or parties who caused your injuries should compensate you for the damages you have incurred.
In Ohio, a victim of a truck accident can pursue the responsible parties and their insurance companies for both economic and noneconomic damages. On top of the compensation you can recover for your actual financial losses—such as your medical bills and time away from work—you may qualify to receive substantial compensation for your physical and emotional pain and suffering and your loss of enjoyment of life.
At Bressman Law, our job is to:
- Investigate your case
- Determine who the liable parties are
- How much compensation you are eligible to receive
- What forms of compensation you may be eligible to pursue
- Tabulate your economic and noneconomic damages
- Pursue the responsible parties we have identified, seeking a settlement or judgment that pays you
The responsible parties for your semi-truck accident injuries in Newark may include:
The driver is the most obvious liable party, as well as the most likely. For that reason, we will scrutinize the other driver’s actions very carefully—including whether they had violated a traffic law leading up to the accident, whether they were drunk or high at the time of the collision, and whether they were engaged in any distracting behaviors (such as texting or the use of social media). With modern technology, our investigators can come up with the answers to many of these questions very quickly and efficiently. The information we uncover can help us hold the driver liable.
Semi-truck drivers are also bound by a number of industry-specific regulations enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These rules limit the number of hours truckers can drive without rest and the frequency with which they must have their trucks serviced, among other things. Truckers must maintain up-to-date logbooks where they record this information in detail. We can subpoena the driver’s logbook and search it for evidence of one or more violations. If the logbook is not up to date or contains erroneous information, we can use that as evidence of liability.
The Trucking Company
The company that put the driver on the road may bear vicarious liability (“one party is held partly responsible for the unlawful actions of a third party,” according to Investopedia) for the driver’s actions.
The Truck Manufacturer
If your semi-truck accident resulted from a flaw or defect in the vehicle itself, such as faulty brakes, a stuck accelerator or a loose trailer hitch, we can take on the manufacturer and pursue compensation from them—even if they never exhibited obvious or provable negligence in assembling the truck.
For a free legal consultation with a semi-truck accidents lawyer serving Newark, call (614) 538-1116
Your Potential Compensation for Your Newark Semi-Truck Accident Injuries
Bressman Law will fight to recover compensation for the entire slate of damages you have incurred from your semi-truck accident, both economic and noneconomic. Your settlement or award 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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The Statute of Limitations Might Affect Your Case
The statute of limitations in Ohio is typically two years for truck accident lawsuits under Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10, but may be longer or shorter if your case has unique or extenuating circumstances. So that you know for sure what your rights and obligations are, you should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. Bressman Law can get to work right away and can file a quick lawsuit if necessary to stave off an impending deadline expiration.
Call Today for a Free Newark Semi-Truck Case Evaluation
A Newark semi-truck lawyer from Bressman Law is eager to hear from you and to get started on your case right away. There is never a fee from us until you get paid. For a free, no-obligation case evaluation, call us at (614) 538-1116.