When you are driving in and around Brooklyn Heights, you are sure to see plenty of large commercial trucks. Even though our residents are used to them in this industrial area, there are times when the negligence of a truck driver or truck company can cause accidents. If you have been injured and need a truck accident attorney, please call Paulozzi LPA today. We will get to work investigating your crash and work to secure the compensation you truly deserve for what has happened.
When we discuss truck accidents, we are not talking about incidents with pickup trucks. We are discussing crashes that occur between a passenger vehicle and any of the following:
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), these trucks can reach weights as much as 80,000 pounds. In a truck versus vehicle collision, the passenger vehicle is going to sustain heavy damage.
During the latest reporting year in Ohio, statistics tell us that there were 23,704 total crashes related to mid-weight to heavy-weight trucks. Out of those incidents:
It is not uncommon for our Brooklyn Heights truck accident lawyers to see serious injuries as a result of these incidents. This can include:
Each of these injuries can lead to tremendous expenses for victims and their families.
We know that driver error and truck company negligence are often contributing factors in these crashes. When it comes to drivers, they must follow all federal and state laws and regulations regarding the safe operation of the vehicle. Drivers should never operate while impaired, distracted, or fatigued.
Truck companies have a responsibility to regularly inspect and maintain each vehicle they own and operate. Failing to do so can result in a failure in the following systems:
If any of those systems fail, drivers can lose control and crash into other vehicles. They could also stall on the highway, leading to other vehicles slamming into the rear of the truck.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an incident with a large commercial truck, or any commercial vehicle, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. These cases can become incredibly complicated, and we want to make sure you are properly taken care of. At Paulozzi LPA, we are dedicated to ensuring you get fair compensation for this incident. This can include: