While we hope that you never need a Columbus truck accident attorney, we know that there may be a time when the negligence of a truck driver or company causes you harm. When that happens, you need to know where to turn.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, you can count on having a dedicated and skilled team by your side. We will work to investigate all aspects of the incident so we can secure the compensation you need.

Common injuries caused by Columbus truck accidents

We know that you probably avoid driving around large trucks on the roadways. We are talking about large, commercial vehicles like eighteen-wheelers, delivery trucks, garbage trucks, and other similarly sized vehicles. Many semi-trucks can reach weights of 80,000 pounds.

  • Truck versus vehicle crashes can have devastating results.

During the latest reporting year in Ohio, we know that there was a total of 23,704 crashes related to mid-weight to heavy-weight trucks. Out of those:

  • 4,622 were injury-causing crashes
  • 192 were fatal crashes

Due to the size and weight of these vehicles, it is not uncommon for us to see the following injuries as a result of these crashes:

  • Traumatic brain injuries/head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
  • Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations or amputations

Each of these injuries requires immediate medical intervention. Truck crash victims are often left facing long recovery times and massive medical bills. This is especially true of surgeries or rehabilitation is necessary for a person to make a full recovery. All too often, a truck crash victim is disabled and unable to return to work at all. This can mean that they lose the income they need to support themselves and their families.

How do Columbus truck accidents occur?

We know that vehicle failures often cause truck crashes. This can include a failure of any of the following systems:

  • Powertrain
  • Tires or wheels
  • Steering
  • Suspension
  • Connections or hitches
  • Lighting
  • Brakes

These failures can be prevented if truck owners and companies perform regular inspections and maintenance and if drivers inspect the vehicles before each trip.

Drivers must always follow all laws and regulations regarding the safe operation of large trucks. They should never drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol or while distracted by electronic devices or anything else inside the vehicle.

How long do you have to file a Columbus truck accident case?

It is crucial for truck accident victims to get their cases filed on time. The personal injury statute of limitations in Ohio is two years from the date an injury occurs. This gives Columbus truck accident victims a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent driver or trucking company. Failing to file a lawsuit within this amount of time will result in the victim being unable to recover the compensation they deserve.

However, it is crucial that all claims get filed with the respective insurance carriers very soon after the incident occurs. Insurance carriers have very strict reporting deadlines for these cases, typically within a day or two after the incident occurs. Failing to file a claim soon after the incident could result in the insurance carrier delaying or denying the claim.

How will a Columbus truck accident attorney help your case?

Truck accident cases can become immensely complex, particularly when victims are left going up against aggressive insurance carriers and well-funded trucking companies. This puts victims at a significant disadvantage when they are working to get the compensation they deserve. However, a skilled Columbus truck accident lawyer will be an invaluable asset. An attorney will handle every aspect of the case and will use their resources to investigate the entire incident. An attorney can:

  • Uncover any evidence needed to prove liability. This can include any video surveillance, photographs taken at the scene, commercial truck “black box” data, cell phone data records, statements from eyewitnesses, trucking company safety and maintenance records, truck driver employee safety history, and more.
  • Ensure that their client is evaluated by a trusted medical professional who will fully evaluate and treat their injuries.
  • Enlist the assistance of economic and financial experts who can help calculate the total expected losses for the client.
  • Negotiate vigorously with aggressive insurance carriers and at-fault parties in order to secure the compensation the client deserves.
  • Fully prepare to take the Columbus truck accident case to trial if necessary to secure the compensation the client deserves.

How much does a Columbus truck accident attorney cost?

The team at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers recognizes that accidents involving large commercial trucks can place victims into very difficult financial situations. That is why our attorneys take Columbus truck accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients will not have to pay any upfront or out-of-pocket costs pertaining to their truck crash. Our attorneys will only collect legal fees after we obtain the compensation that our clients are entitled to.

Contact a Columbus truck accident lawyer immediately

We know that any vehicle crash can be scary, but if you or a loved one have been injured in a truck incident that was caused by another person’s negligence, please seek legal assistance. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we know that these crashes can become complex, but we will handle the insurance companies and other parties. Let us work to secure the following:

  • Coverage of medical expenses related to the crash
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against a negligent driver or truck company

If you need a Columbus truck accident lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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