Learn About Commercial Trucking Accidents
Were you injured in a collision with a semi truck? You likely suffered severe injuries that deserve financial compensation. If you have never filed a personal injury lawsuit before, you may have a lot of questions before you are ready to proceed.
At Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, we help truck accident victims pursue compensation from negligent truck drivers, their employers, their insurance companies and truck manufacturers. Our attorneys know every detail about how truck accident litigation in Ohio works. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our clients.
What causes trucking crashes?
Truck accidents often have several contributing factors. Some of these include:
- Pressure on truck drivers to make their deliveries
- Unrealistic deadlines
- Driving without sufficient rest
- Driving impaired by drugs
- Dangerous road conditions
- Insufficient training
- Reckless driving
No matter the source of a commercial truck crash, the injuries they cause can prove devastating to the passengers of smaller cars.
What is third-party liability?
Truck accidents frequently involve more than one party that may have liability. For instance, truck manufacturers, cargo loaders and maintenance companies. All these parties’ insurance companies may owe you compensation.
What if I lost a family member in a truck accident?
When a negligent truck driver causes a fatal wreck, the victim’s estate and their surviving spouse, children and parents may seek compensation. The estate may seek compensation for things like the victim’s pain and suffering, lost future wages, medical bills and funeral costs. Meanwhile, surviving family members can seek compensation for the loss of companionship and support of the deceased.
Why do I need a lawyer to represent me?
Trucking companies have vast resources to fight lawsuits. No matter how strong your case is, you cannot fight the company and its lawyers alone. With a lawyer on your side, you can even the playing field.
When should I contact an attorney after a truck accident?
We recommend contacting a lawyer as soon as possible if you or a family member experiences a crash. If you cannot make the call yourself, a relative should do it for you. One of our team members will be ready to assist you.
Find Out More About Truck Accidents In A Free Consult
We are ready to provide experienced, compassionate service after a truck accident. For more information about truck accident litigation in Ohio, contact Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC, at our Columbus office. Call 614-360-2706 or toll-free at to make an appointment for a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. You can also send us an email.