Causes of Trucking Accidents

Dealing with the aftermath of a catastrophic or fatal truck crash is overwhelming for the victim's family. At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, our attorneys recognize the physical, emotional and financial challenges our clients must confront when they are coping with the effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or grieving the sudden loss of a family member. We understand the need for support and guidance during this difficult time, and we can take on the legal burdens so that you can focus on your family.

Columbus Big Rig Accident Attorneys Representing Injured People For More Than 45 Years

Oftentimes, when a commercial vehicle accident or highway accident results in a serious injury or accidental death, the trucking company will deploy a team of insurance adjusters, lawyers and investigators to the truck crash scene. While this may give the illusion that they are there to find out what happened and provide support for the victims, their real goal is to minimize the insurance company's liability exposure for injuries and fatalities resulting from the accident.

Our Central Ohio truck accident lawyers will promptly begin work investigating the causes of your truck accident, such as:

  • Improper loading of the trailer, resulting in a semi rollover
  • Truck driver fatigue resulting from driving too many consecutive hours/days
  • Mechanical failure resulting from negligent or improper truck maintenance
  • Speeding or reckless driving due to the trucker's need to meet delivery schedules
  • Negligent hiring practices — hiring truckers with a history of DUI/DWI or violating traffic laws
  • Other truck driver negligence or corporate negligence

By exploring all angles of negligence, we not only obtain answers for your family about the cause of the accident, but also identify all potential avenues of financial recovery — maximizing potential compensation for your family. We hold truck drivers, trucking companies, manufacturers, repair companies and other responsible parties accountable for the negligence that caused your suffering.

Whether a loved one suffered a disabling injury, such as a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, or your loved one died in a fatal tractor-trailer accident, our law firm is here to provide the legal support and guidance you need in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Contact Our Firm Today

We offer a free consultation and charge no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you. Call 614-360-2706 now to set up a free consultation with an Ohio truck accident lawyer at Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty in Columbus.