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.

What Can Happen In Truck Crashes?

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 These Crashes Happen

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 We Can Move Forward Together

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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