Driving is an action so routine for many of us that we often forget about the many risks that are present on the roadway. Some of those risks come from larger trucks. If you need an Akron truck accident lawyer, you can count on us to be by your side.
The team at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers is ready to secure the compensation you need for all of your crash-related expenses. You should not be on the line for expenses due to the negligence of another person.
When we say “truck,” we are not talking about pickup trucks. We are referring to the large commercial trucks on the roadways, such as the following:
These vehicles are much heavier and larger than regular passenger vehicles, which is why they are so much more dangerous in the event of a crash. In crashes involving large trucks, we commonly see severe injuries with the people involved, including:
The cost of treatment for these injuries can become incredibly expensive for victims and their families. The emergency medical bills can easily reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. If rehabilitation or long-term care is needed, a victim’s family could be facing financial ruin.
How often do these crashes happen?
During the latest reporting year in Ohio, there were 173 commercial vehicles involved in fatal crashes and many more involved in injury crashes. We know that the NHTSA says that there were over 145,000 injuries from large truck crashes in the latest reporting year.
But how do these crashes happen?
In many cases, we know that large truck crashes happen due to the negligence or carelessness of a truck driver. Inexperienced drivers should never be allowed behind the wheel without a more experienced driver training them. Under no circumstances should a driver ever be distracted by their phones or other devices behind the wheel and they should never be impaired by alcohol or drugs.
It is up to truck companies to regularly inspect and maintain each vehicle to prevent failure of any part of a truck while it is in motion.
We know that you may not know where to turn if the actions of a negligent truck driver or trucking company have caused you or a loved one harm. You need to seek legal assistance immediately and we are here to help.
At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our dedicated team is ready to get to work investigating what happened. We want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. This can include: