Truck Accident Lawyer Dublin OH

 


Truck-Accident-Lawyer-Dublin-OH-Truck and highway at sunset - transportation background As an experienced Dublin, Ohio truck accident lawyer, Todd Brenner has a unique set of qualifications for Ohio trucking accident cases. 

Crashes involving large trucks often leave innocent victims catastrophically injured. Wrongful deaths are frequent. A loaded 18-wheeler can weigh more than 75,000 pounds. A vehicle that size moving at 35 mph on a surface street, or 65 mph on the interstate, creates an immense force and can cause significant damage to smaller vehicles or pedestrians.

Truck accident victims who survive can require months or years of intense medical treatment and physical and occupational therapy to recover from or learn to live with broken bones, internal injuries, disabilities, and traumatic brain injuries. While the laws of Ohio give people who get injured by truck drivers and the families of people killed in truck accidents the right to file insurance claims or pursue lawsuits, actually receiving compensation can be difficult.

Why You May Need a Truck Accident Lawyer in Dublin, Ohio

The first challenge involves establishing that the primary cause of the accident was an error by the truck driver or an oversight by the trucking company. The truck driver may have been speeding or he fell asleep at the wheel. The driver might have become distracted or failed to slow down while approaching a traffic jam. The company that employed the truck driver may have failed to inspect the truck or allowed the driver to work past the maximum number of hours allowed.

Evidence for any of these accident causes can come from police reports, eyewitness accounts, service logs that every federally licensed truck driver is required to keep, and an onboard computer called a truck’s black box. An experienced Dublin, Ohio truck accident lawyer will know how to access and interpret all this information.

A truck accident victim must also present proof that the crash caused serious injuries that required medical care. Insurance company claims adjusters will dispute the cause and severity of injuries, especially if they can find a reason to argue that the crash victim suffered from a preexisting condition. Countering such arguments requires gathering and organizing numerous medical records, therapists’ notes, and prescription orders.

Another complication arises from the fact that commercial truck drivers and the vehicles themselves are covered by a number of insurance policies every time they take the road. Determining which policies apply given the facts of a particular case is rarely easy and seeking compensation from the wrong insurer may delay the resolution of the case. At worst, pursuing a truck accident claim against an insurance company that has no liability can take a case beyond the statute of limitations. Once the deadline for filing a claim passes, a victim will have no legal options for seeking compensation from the at-fault parties.

Often, expert testimony from doctors and other specialists will help a truck accident victim. An attorney who has handled many personal injury and wrongful death cases will have access to a network of such experts. Contact Attorney Todd Brenner, of Brenner Hubble LLC., your dedicated Dublin truck accident attorney, today for a free case evaluation.

 

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