Truck Accident Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio
Truck accident injury cases require an experienced legal team
Were you or a loved one injured in a truck accident?
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in a truck accident that someone else caused, you deserve justice and fair financial compensation for your injuries and other damages.
Collisions involving semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and other types of large, commercial trucks can be devastating for the victims. You might need extensive medical treatment and time off work to recover from your injuries. But, if you can’t work, how are you supposed to cover your living expenses or pay the mounting pile of doctor bills?
A settlement from the at-fault party’s insurance company can help provide you with the financial resources you need to get through this challenging time. Clark, Perdue & List understands how frightening and confusing this situation can be, and we are here to help. We offer a free consultation and case review, to help you determine your next steps. Contact us now to learn more or to speak with an Ohio truck accident attorney.
Truck drivers must follow not only basic standards of safety but also strict federal regulations. When they fall short, you or a loved one could be seriously injured. For help, contact us at 614-469-1400 or toll-free at 800-647-7003.
When Serious Injuries And Death Occur In A Truck Crash
Our lawyers provide skillful, proven and aggressive representation to individuals and the families of those injured or killed in accidents such as:
- Bus and recreational vehicle incidents
- Commercial truck and tractor-trailer crashes
- Drunk driving wrecks
- Head-on and rear-end accidents
- Accidents which cause fractures and broken bones
- Cellphones, PDAs and smartphones as causes of truck crashes
Attention To Detail To Get To The Facts Of Your Truck Accident
At Clark, Perdue & List, we get to work on your truck accident claim while you recover from your severe injuries. That will involve a detailed investigation and a thorough review of accident reports, medical records and witness statements. We will also secure the data necessary from the trucking company to identify where the negligence occurred.
How Much Is My Truck Accident Settlement Worth?
Because every motor vehicle collision is unique, it’s difficult to estimate the average Ohio truck accident settlement. However, depending on the nature and extent of your injuries, you may be entitled to pursue compensation for some or all of the following.
- Medical treatment and care to date,
- Lost wages and benefits to date,
- Vehicle repair or replacement,
- Emotional trauma, and
- Pain and suffering.
If you will require future treatment or be unable to work for a period of time, you might also be eligible to recover compensation for your estimated future lost income and medical treatment. If you sustained any permanent or long-term injuries, scarring, disfigurement, etc., you could also be entitled to compensation for lost earning capacity and lost quality of life.
The best way to determine what your claim value might be is to consult an attorney as soon as possible after your 18-wheeler accident.
How Long Do I Have to File a Legal Claim for an Ohio Truck Accident?
Generally, under Ohio law, you have two years from the date of a trucking accident to take legal action. If you don’t file a lawsuit on time, you could lose your legal right to recover compensation.
In many cases, lawyers can successfully negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company. If the insurance company won’t settle, however, you will have to pursue your case in court. If you wait too long to get started on your claim, you could run out of time.
The sooner you move forward with your claim, the better. Your attorney will be able to conduct a more thorough investigation when witness memories are still fresh and the accident scene has not been compromised.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer to Get a Truck Accident Settlement?
The honest answer is that you don’t have to have a lawyer to pursue an injury accident settlement in Ohio. But, thanks to the complex nature of truck injury claims, you owe it to yourself to at least talk to an attorney before you make any decisions about your case.
Due to the serious nature of truck collision injuries, you may be looking at a higher potential claim value than is common with passenger vehicle crashes. You’ll also be dealing with multiple parties – such as the truck driver, vehicle owner, shipping company, freight broker, etc. – as well as their lawyers and insurance companies. This means that getting a fair settlement for your physical, emotional, and economic damages can be especially challenging.
An experienced truck accident attorney has the resources to investigate and document your claim. Your attorney will also have experience negotiating with large insurance companies and corporate trucking companies. When you choose Clark, Perdue & List, you can rest assured that we will put all of our knowledge, experience, and resources to work for you, to get you the maximum compensation possible.
Experience And Resources Needed To Handle A Complex Claim
Our personal injury lawyers have the experience and the resources to handle this level of claim. In fact, we welcome the challenge. Too much is at stake following a truck accident, specifically your health and ability to make a living. You will find additional information about truck accidents and their causes here:
Before you speak to the insurance company or their attorneys, contact our office for a no-cost, no-obligation case analysis. We will answer your questions, explain your options and provide the information you need to get started with the legal process. You don’t have to face this challenging situation alone. Call now to speak to an experienced Ohio truck accident attorney in Columbus.
Contact a Columbus, Ohio
Truck Accident Lawyer Now
If you have been injured in a truck crash, contact one of our experienced truck accident attorneys or call 800-647-7003.
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