Truck Accident FAQ
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 drivers often face tremendous pressure to make their deliveries. Deadlines can be unrealistic. They may drive without sufficient rest or while impaired by drugs, or drive too fast for road conditions, leading to terrible wrecks. In other cases, trucking companies fail to train an inexperienced driver properly or knowingly hire a driver with a poor driving record.
And sometimes truck accidents simply are caused when drivers make poor decisions.
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 is taken by ambulance to the hospital. If you cannot make the call yourself, a relative should do it for you.
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.
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 be entitled to 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.
Find Out More About Your Truck Accident Legal Claim
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 866-856-0433 to make an appointment for a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.