Have you recently suffered injury in an auto accident involving a commercial vehicle, such as a semi-truck, delivery van or taxicab? Did your loved one suffer fatal injuries in a commercial vehicle accident in the greater Columbus area?
You may have the right to file an injury claim or lawsuit against the driver who caused the accident, as well as his or her employer and the company that owns the vehicle.
If your case is successful, your compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other accident-related damages. Wrongful death benefits may be available if someone else’s negligence led to the death of your spouse, child or immediate family member.
These cases can be quite complex, particularly when there is more than one liable party. Our firm can help you understand your options and determine whether you have the grounds for taking legal action. Learn more during a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Call (614) 538-1116 or fill out our contact form.
Do I Have a Case? We Will Help You Understand Your Options
It’s important to take quick action after a car accident involving a commercial vehicle. This applies whether you were riding in an automobile that was struck by a commercial vehicle on I-71, or if you were injured in an accident while traveling in a commercial vehicle (such as a cab or tour bus) near the Arena District. You must file a claim or initiate a lawsuit within two years of the accident.
Another important consideration when determining whether you have grounds for a case is your own role in the accident. Ohio follows what is known as modified comparative negligence. In order to receive any compensation in a claim or lawsuit, you must be found less than 51 percent responsible for your accident. For example, someone who turned left in front of a speeding delivery truck may be found 75 percent at fault for the accident. In this case, the victim would be unable to collect compensation. If less than 51 percent at fault, damages are reduced by the individual’s percentage of fault.
This makes it especially important to work with a lawyer who understands the challenges of modified comparative negligence and how it will affect your case. We can examine the facts of your case and help you understand whether taking legal action might result in compensation. We also can discuss your various options for pursuing compensation, such as out-of-court negotiations and litigation, and the advantages and disadvantages of each option.
For a free legal consultation, call (614) 538-1116
We Offer Help for Your Family When You Need it the Most
We understand the immediate physical and financial concerns you face. Our team can talk to you about options for paying your medical bills while your case is in progress and steps you can take to protect your potential settlement.
Do not talk to the insurance company on your own. A recorded statement may be used at a later date to diminish or undervalue your claim. Our team can handle these delicate communications on your behalf.
Take advantage of our free case evaluations. Contact our Columbus-based office today – call us at (614) 538-1116 or contact us online.