Large commercial trucks are a vital part of our economy. However, accidents involving these trucks can cause serious injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured in a large truck accident, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. At Paulozzi LPA, our compassionate knowledgeable team is ready to get to work investigating your accident as soon as possible. Our goal is to secure the compensation that you truly deserve for what has happened.
The vast majority of truck drivers and truck companies are responsible and ensure appropriate safety measures are taken. However, there are times when the negligence of a driver or company can cause serious accidents. Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shows us that commercial trucks can reach a weight of 80,000 pounds. When a truck of this size and weight collides with a passenger vehicle, there is a high probability this very injury will occur.
In Ohio, data from the latest reporting year shows that there were 23,704 total accidents involving mid-weight to heavy-weight trucks. Out of those incidents, there were 4,622 injury-causing crashes. 192 of those crashes were fatal.
The FMCSA and state agencies place significant regulations on truck drivers and truck companies.
Truck companies and truck drivers are not the only parties that could be held liable in the event of a truck accident. The manufacturer of the vehicle, the teams that maintain the trucks, parts manufacturers, and third-party distributors could also be held liable.
If you or someone you love is injured in a truck accident that was caused by the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company, you may be entitled to significant compensation. You can contact the team at Paulozzi LPA. We will get to work on your case immediately and will investigate all aspects of the crash. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve, which can include: