Truck accidents are a regular occurrence. Semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles typically weigh many tons; this weight can cause the cargo to dislodge from the trailer, and, at high speed, can be hazardous to others when the driver has limited control.
In many cases, truck accidents were the result of negligence and were preventable. If you or a loved one was involved in a truck accident, you may be facing any of the following:
- Physical injuries
- Emotional suffering
- High medical bills
- Loss of income
- Miscellaneous expenses
Claiming compensation for these damages can be a challenging and overwhelming prospect, especially if you have to deal with physical pain or emotional trauma as a result of the accident.
At The Schuller Law Office in Toledo, OH, we provide our clients with exceptional legal representation and advice to file successful claims for compensation. If you were involved in a truck accident, keep reading to learn more about our professional legal solutions, or contact us today at (419) 535-0311 to speak to someone directly.
Truck Accidents as the Result of Negligence
Because of the weight and size of a truck, there is very little room for error. Trucking companies and drivers have to go to great lengths to ensure that they carry out their hauling processes in the safest manner possible, despite stressful conditions, long driving times, and strict deadlines.
The trucking industry is heavily regulated to minimize risk for road users, but regulations don’t always prevent accidents. Negligence on the part of a truck driver or company can include:
- Lacking truck maintenance
- A fatigued or intoxicated driver
- Overloaded or poorly connected cargo
- Distracted driving
- Inadequate training
At the law office of James L. Schuller, ESQ, we can conduct a thorough legal investigation to determine whether a driver, company or manufacturer was negligent in an accident involving a truck. Then, we will proceed to hold the responsible party accountable and claim compensation for the damage you incurred.
Who is Liable?
A truck accident may be the result of a natural or legal person’s negligence. If you suffered injuries or financial losses, any of the following parties might be liable:
- Truck driver
- Owner of the truck
- Owner of the trailer
- Loading company
- Manufacturer of defective component
You must gather and present sufficient evidence to prove liability and recover compensation. Determining negligence can be a challenge, and involves the following:
- Interviewing witnesses
- Examining the accident report and your medical records
- Reviewing all photos and videos that are available of the accident
- Determining if the trucking company has a history of traffic violations
- Considering the truck driver’s history of violations
To find out who is liable and make a claim for damages, you need the services of an experienced attorney. The Schuller Law Office will conduct a thorough investigation on your behalf to prove negligence and build your case.
Are You Entitled to Receive Compensation?
Since a car accident can result in medical costs, loss of income, physical injury, and emotional suffering, it’s crucial that you file a legal claim to remedy your situation as soon as possible. Submitting a claim may qualify you for monetary compensation to cover the unexpected costs.
To file a successful legal claim, you have to prove that the other party was negligent. If you are unsure whether you qualify for compensation for a medical bill, financial loss, or pain or suffering, or if you want to increase your chances of succeeding, contact The Schuller Law Office to schedule a consultation.
Expert Legal Services
Reaching a fair settlement without litigation requires a sound knowledge of the federal and state laws that govern the trucking industry.
For example, the truck owner or their insurance company may try to undermine the rules of comparative undermined negligence to prove oversight on your part and reduce the compensation amount that you receive.
When you are issuing a claim for damages, you need expert legal representation and advice to navigate you through the complicated process of determining negligence, building your case, and filing your legal claim for compensation.
At The Schuller Law Office, we will protect your legal interests to ensure a successful outcome. We will also contest any claims made against you and guarantee that you will always be aware of any new developments in your case.
James L. Schuller, ESQ has been representing plaintiffs and defendants in truck accident cases, personal injury litigation, and insurance claims since 1976. If you need the best legal representation possible, look no further than The Schuller Law Office.
Contact The Schuller Law Office Today
Don’t allow the negligence of others to impact your financial situation or well-being. Get a reputable attorney with an excellent track record on board to represent your interests.
A truck accident can turn your life upside-down. The last thing you want is to deal with complex trucking regulations and legal proceedings to recover your damages, especially if you were not in the wrong.
Leave everything in The Schuller Law Office’s hands. We invest ourselves in the outcome of our clients’ claims for compensation, and we will leave no stone unturned to achieve positive results. The Schuller Law will do everything possible to determine and prove the cause of the accident and hold the negligent parties responsible.
Contact The Schuller Law Office today at (419) 535-0311 to schedule a consultation. You can also pay us a visit at 5749 Park Center Ct, Toledo, OH 43615.