Determining fault for a truck accident can be accomplished by a personal injury lawyer. A lawyer can review the evidence associated with your case and determine the best course of action for you.
A truck accident involving negligence and that results in serious injuries for you or the loss of a loved one can include multiple liable parties. A personal injury lawyer can sort through the important details of the accident and help you fight for justice.
Determining Fault for an Ohio Truck Accident
A personal injury lawyer can determine fault by reviewing key pieces of evidence from your accident, including but not limited to the following:
- Police report: the official police report detailing the accident
- Visual evidence: pictures and/or video of the accident scene
- Witness statements: along with the contact information for said witnesses
A careful review of all evidence by a personal injury lawyer can help you identify all the parties liable for your injuries.
The smallest detail can prove valuable to your case. If you suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one in a truck accident, you may want to speak to a personal injury lawyer to protect your best interest.
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We Will Establish Liability for Your Truck Accident Injuries
The Motor Carrier Enforcement Division of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is responsible for enforcing truck safety along Ohio highways. These inspectors look for such truck driver violations as:
- Marked lane violations
- Following too closely
- Distracted commercial drivers
Truck Driver Negligence May Have Caused Your Accident
The truck driver responsible for your injuries may face liability if they engaged in the following dangerous behaviors:
- Drinking and driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Drowsy driving
A truck driver has the responsibility for maintaining control of their truck and trailer at all times. If a negligent truck driver crashed into your vehicle—resulting in serious injuries—a personal injury lawyer can help you pursue compensation for your damages.
The Trucking Company May Also Be Negligent
Some truck accidents may involve negligence on behalf of the trucking company. A company that fails to conduct a full background check on an employee’s driving record for prior traffic tickets and fines, for example, may face liability for a serious accident.
Failure to maintain their fleet of trucks or to properly train their drivers can also have legal consequences for trucking companies.
Your personal injuries may leave you no time to investigate the cause of your accident. Leave the investigating to a personal injury lawyer and focus on your much-needed rest.
You Must Act Quickly in Order to File a Lawsuit
Pursuing compensation requires quick action on your part. The statute of limitations generally limits the amount of time allowed for personal injury or wrongful death cases.
For personal injury cases, Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10 generally allows two years. The time allowed for wrongful death cases is also, generally two years, per Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02.
Two years may seem like a long time. However, your injuries, medical appointments, or the death of a loved one can cause you to lose track of time. Should you miss the deadline for filing your case, you may be barred from pursuing civil action later—if your medical condition worsens.
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Call Bressman Law for Help with Your Truck Accident Case Today
A truck accident can be a traumatic experience. Suffering life-changing injuries can leave you overwhelmed about how to pay your medical bills.
The injuries you suffered are not fair and you deserve compensation. At Bressman Law, we are aggressive in our fight for justice, yet compassionate when it comes to our clients.
Determining fault for a truck accident can be overwhelming. However, a personal injury lawyer can help you. Do not speak with insurance companies who want to settle with you before you secure legal representation. The offer they make you may be a low dollar amount aimed at protecting their best interests.
The injuries or loss you suffered is enough to deal with without the frustration of a complex legal case. A personal injury lawyer from Bressman Law can not only represent you but they can also keep you informed regarding the progress of your case.
Let us fight for compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one, you may be able to fight for funeral and burial costs and more, depending upon your relationship to the decedent.
Bressman Law offers a no-fee guarantee. This means you owe us nothing unless we collect monetary damages for you. Reach out to us today for your free case evaluation by calling (614) 538-1116.
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