Before your truck accident, you likely never dreamed of being in an auto accident––especially with such a large vehicle. Now that you’re dealing with the collision’s aftermath (as well as serious injuries), you may wonder what legal recourse options you have.
Meet the team at Bressman Law. We’ve served Ohioans for nearly 30 years, and in that time, we’ve recovered millions of dollars in damages. If you suffered harm in a collision, our Pickerington truck accident lawyers are here to serve you. We offer free case reviews where you can explore your options at no obligation.
What You Can Expect from Your Truck Accident Lawyer
When you partner with Bressman Law, you can trust that:
We Will Represent You on a Contingency-Fee Basis
We believe that our attorney’s fees should be the least of your concerns during this challenging time. That’s why we offer help to injured people and their loved ones on a contingency-fee basis. A portion of what you recover will account for our time and efforts. You pay nothing up front or from your savings to get our legal aid.
We Will Investigate Who (or What) Caused Your Collision
Due to the dangers trucks pose on the road, truck drivers and their employers must follow state and federal laws to operate safely. These include abiding by the mandatory hours of service and having drivers undergo routine drug and alcohol testing. They must also ensure that trucks are always in good working order.
However, liability in trucking accidents does not necessarily fall on the truck driver or the company that owns the truck. Your truck accident lawyer serving Pickerington will investigate the incident to determine who to hold liable for damages.
They can help gather evidence such as dashcam and highway surveillance footage, police reports, and witness testimonies.
We Will File Your Insurance Claim
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires commercial truck companies to carry liability insurance. This coverage pays for any damages that stem from collisions involving their trucks.
Generally, if you were hurt by a negligent truck driver, you can pursue damages from their employer. Filing a successful claim isn’t easy, however. Yet, you can trust that with our team representing you, we’ll file your claim’s paperwork, identify the liable policy, and negotiate for what you need.
We Will Champion Your Rights in Civil Court
We resolve many Ohio truck accident cases through insurance settlements. However, we’re not afraid of going to court if that means securing compensation for your losses. While your lawsuit comes with many obligations, we must file it within the statute of limitations.
Under Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10, you typically have up to two years to bring your Pickerington accident case to court. The two-year filing period also applies to wrongful death lawsuits.
The court automatically dismisses late case submissions, so starting sooner than later is a good idea. If you lose the right to seek damages in court, we may have a hard time compelling the insurer to pay for your losses, and you could have few options for recovering damages.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accident attorney in Pickerington, call (614) 538-1116
We’re Ready to Fight for Everything You Need and Deserve
Using your medical bills, employment records, and personal testimony, we can determine what constitutes a fair truck accident settlement. We want you to recover everything you need, including:
Economic damages pay for your financial losses after a truck accident, which can include:
- Medical bills (hospitalizations, treatments, medications, and so on)
- Auto repairs or replacements
- Lost wages (if you could not work because of your injuries)
- Burial expenses (if you lost a loved one in the crash)
We may pursue additional losses to those listed here. For instance, if your injuries prevent you from supervising your children, we can pursue childcare costs in your claim’s value.
On the other hand, non-economic damages are more complicated to estimate, as these do not come with supporting documentation. To review the cost of your non-economic damages, we will assess your day-to-day function, quality of life, and mental health.
Compensable losses in this category may include:
- Psychological trauma
- Disabilities and disfigurements suffered
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
This is not an exhaustive list.
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Shared Fault in the Accident Can Affect Your Settlement’s Value
According to Ohio Revised Code Section 2315.33, if you share a portion of fault for the accident, this can affect how much you can recover. Consider this scenario:
- Your damages total $450,000.
- Evidence shows that when the accident happened, you were speeding, and the trucker was distracted.
- As a result, you’re deemed 30 percent responsible for the collision.
- In this instance, you could only recover 70 percent of your losses: $315,000.
We will use your case’s evidence to determine if you contributed to the collision. This involves reviewing traffic camera footage, the police report, and witness testimony. Do not be discouraged if the insurance company or the other party blames you for what happened. We will paint an accurate picture of what happened and preserve your right to compensation.
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Listen to What Previous Clients Have to Share About Bressman Law
Some of our previous clients have shared:
- “David was the only one who would help us… David’s boss, Karen, is a diamond in the rough! She is the fire that fuels the machine. Pick Bressman Law, you will not be disappointed and will NOT find any better representation. Thank you David, you ROCK!”– Jerry F.
- “I was not looking forward to engaging a lawyer to handle my car accident case. Fortunately a friend recommended David and I couldn’t have been happier. He took care of everything and explained the process in an easy to understand way.” – Aaron A.
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Get Legal Help for Your Pickerington Truck Accident Case Today
While truck accidents can be costly to recover from, you still have the right to file for damages here in Pickerington. You can start building your case today by consulting with Bressman Law. We have truck accident lawyers who can study your situation, advise you on how to proceed, and represent you in negotiations.
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