If you or a loved one sustained serious injuries in a truck accident, let us investigate your accident and determine if you have the right to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit to collect compensation for the damages you suffered.
At Bressman Law, attorney David Bressman and the team can review your truck accident case for free. A truck accident lawyer in Grove City, OH, can help you understand your rights and your legal options after this type of crash. We may be able to handle your case, filing your insurance claim and/or personal injury lawsuit and trying to recover a payout on your behalf.
Call our office today at 877-538-1116 to get started.
Identifying the Liable Party in a Grove City, OH, Truck Accident
Proving fault and liability in an Ohio truck accident may be slightly more complex than a typical car accident. A truck company can either be vicariously or directly liable for your accident; the company may hold important pieces of information in your case as well.
The vicarious liability doctrine is a law that states an employer is liable for the actions of their employees in many situations. This doctrine applies in truck accident cases, because truckers who are behind the wheel are working at the time of the crash.
This means the individual driver may not be the only party responsible for your injuries, even if their reckless or careless behavior caused your accident. We may be able to help you identify any and all potentially liable parties, and collect evidence to build a solid case against them.
Direct Liability of a Trucking Company
While determining truck company liability can be difficult, in certain instances, a trucking company may be directly liable for your accident if they acted in a negligent manner.
A few examples include:
- The trucking company employed a driver with a history of DUIs.
- A trucking company failed to maintain their fleet of vehicles.
- The company urged their truck driver to skip breaks required by law to meet shipments.
The Trucking Company Holds Important Evidence
The other factor that may make it difficult to prove negligence and liability in many truck accident cases is that the owner of the truck or the employer of the trucker may hold a wealth of evidence. We need to take quick action after a crash to ensure they preserve this evidence and allow us access to it as a part of our investigation. This may include:
- The driver’s rest logs
- Data from the truck’s onboard computer
- Dash cam video of the accident
- Mandatory drug and alcohol test results
- Truck maintenance logs
- The damaged truck and trailer
- Driver personnel records
Bressman Law Can Handle Your Ohio Truck Accident Case
At Bressman Law, we treat every client with care and respect. We take pride in offering legal services and answering questions for our clients to ensure they know where we are at in the legal process.
When you partner with us to try to recover compensation, you can expect us to:
- Investigate your case.
- Call in accident reconstruction specialists and other experts when necessary.
- Work with medical experts to help us understand your medical prognosis and needs.
- Prove the full range of damages you suffered.
- Build a strong case against the liable parties.
- File an insurance claim and demand a fair payout.
- Aggressively pursue a fair settlement agreement with the insurer.
- File a personal injury lawsuit if necessary to try to recover the compensation you deserve.
We may be able to settle truck accident cases out of court by negotiating a settlement with the insurance company. However, this is not always possible. We are not afraid to take your case to court if that is what we need to do to give you the best chance of a full payout.
Ohio law only gives us two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the liable parties. This means we need to act quickly after your crash to collect evidence and get started. Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation and learn more about how we can help you.
Recoverable Damages in a Truck Accident in Grove City, OH
While we cannot give you an accurate estimate of how much your case might be worth until we complete our full investigation, we can explain the types of damages often available when we can reach a settlement agreement or win a verdict in an Ohio truck accident case. Some of the most common damages include:
- Medical bills and related expenses
- Rehabilitation and therapy costs
- Ongoing and future care costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages including repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Out of pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
We can calculate the full range of your damages as a part of our investigation. This can help us understand what a fair settlement value may look like in your case.
Talk to a Truck Accident Lawyer in Grove City, OH
The Bressman Law team treats every person who calls us with compassion and respect. No case is too large or too small for our team. We can evaluate your case for free. Let a truck accident lawyer in Grove City, OH, from our firm get to work for you, and fight for the compensation you deserve based on the facts of your case.
Give us a call for your complimentary consultation with a member of our Grove City, OH, team.
Call us today at 877-538-1116.