During these unprecedented times, Clark, Perdue, & List Co, LPA is here to fully support your needs in a timely and safe manner. COVID-19 should not affect your ability to investigate a personal injury case. We currently remain open and are still accepting new cases. With your safety top of mind, we are scheduling all meetings via telephone or video conference at this time.

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. You need the help of a truck accident law firm. 

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 our truck accident law firm is 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 truck accident attorney in Colombus, Ohio, and the surrounding areas. 

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Get Representation for Serious Injuries or Death as a Result of a Truck Accident in Columbus, Ohio

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Our semi-truck accident team provides skillful, proven, and aggressive representation to individuals and the families of those injured or killed in accidents such as: 

Attention To Detail To Get To The Facts Of Your Truck Accident

At Clark, Perdue & List, we get to work on your truck or semi-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. Our truck accident team leaves no stone unturned. 

How Much Is My Truck Accident Settlement Worth in Columbus, Ohio?

If you’ve suffered serious injuries in a crash involving a semi-truck, tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler or any other heavy-duty commercial motor vehicle, here’s a look at the damages that may apply to your case.

Medical Expenses

A truck accident claim should cover the costs of any medical bills you’ve already incurred. In addition to the costs of past and ongoing medical care. Ohio law allows injured victims to seek out compensation for future medical expenses that are reasonably certain to occur.

Lost Income

If your injuries have forced you to miss work, you can ask to be compensated for the wages you would have earned as part of your accident claim. And if you used sick time or paid vacation days to cover that time, you may recover the loss of these financial benefits.

Lost Earning Capacity

After suffering severe injuries, you may have to look for a different job because a temporary or permanent disability makes it impossible to return to your pre-crash job. If your income diminishes, you can include the future economic loss in your claim for damages.

Lost Services

If you were caring for other family members, such as young children, at the time of injury–and you are unable to provide such care following the crash–you may be able to recover the cost of replacement services necessary to care for the children during any period of disability.

Pain and Suffering

As a person injured in a truck crash, you may be compensated for physical pain and discomfort. If you’re suffering from depression, guilt or anxiety or are otherwise emotionally distressed, your truck accident claim may offer compensation for mental anguish.


People involved in truck crashes often have scars resulting from their injuries. The scars can result from direct injury—shattered glass that results in lacerations, for example. Other scars—such as surgical scars—result from medical procedures necessary to treat injuries. Some scars cause disfigurement that can serve as a permanent and emotionally distressful reminder of the traumatic truck crash.

Loss of Enjoyment

Involvement in a trucking crash can have a major impact on your ability to take part in recreational activities, hobbies and day-to-day pursuits you previously enjoyed. If that’s been your experience, you can include these losses in your claim for damages.

Loss of Consortium

Severe injuries tend to affect both spousal relationships and relationships with children. In Ohio, a loss of companionship, affection or love or difficulty with sexual relations as a result of a truck accident injuries may qualify you for loss of consortium compensation.

Wrongful Death

When families lose a loved one in a truck accident, the surviving family members can recover economic and non-economic damages.

Wrongful death economic damages include loss of support from the reasonably expected earning capacity, loss of services, and loss of prospective inheritance of the family member who has died. Economic damages also include hospital, medical and funeral expenses.

Wrongful death non-economic damages include the loved one’s pain and suffering prior to death, as well the losses suffered directly by the surviving family members. In Ohio, these non-economic losses include loss of society—including loss of companionship, consortium, care, assistance, attention, protection, advice, guidance, counsel, instruction, training, and education—suffered by the surviving spouse, dependent children, parent, or other next of kin of the lost loved one.

Punitive Damages

If a truck driver causes a crash because of actions that constitute “actual malice” you may be entitled to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish misconduct—such as drunk driving—that presents a conscious disregard for the rights and safety of other persons that has as a great probability of causing substantial harm. Another example of such misconduct is distracted driving, such as texting or emailing while driving. 

The best way to determine what your claim value might be is to consult a truck accident attorney in Columbus as soon as possible after your 18-wheeler accident. Waiting only makes your case harder to win.


How Long Do I Have to File a Legal Claim for a Truck Accident in Columbus, Ohio?

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, semi-truck and 18-wheeler accident 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 Columbus truck accident attorney will be able to conduct a more thorough investigation when witness memories are still fresh, and the accident scene has not been compromised. 

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Why Do I Need a Lawyer to Get a Truck Accident Settlement in Columbus, Ohio?

The honest answer is that you don’t have to have a truck accident 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 18-wheeler accident 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.

Client Satisfaction Drives Our Success

We do not advertise on television or radio. We do not send letters to car accident victims. Most of our clients are referred to us by clients and other lawyers in the community. Our continued success depends upon our reputation for the highest standards of service and skill. We constantly strive to earn the trust and confidence of every client.

When our mother was hospitalized for an accident, we were unprepared for the turn of events which would befall our family. Following her hospitalization, a series of negligent acts by the hospital staff, unrelated to her accident, led to our mother’s quickly declining health. Due to the mounting medical expenses, we sought legal assistance. Several attorneys had been recommended to us, including Andy List. We felt very fortunate that Andy chose to help us. He assembled a team of experts for our case.Since we had not experienced it before, navigating the legal process was initially very intimidating for us. Andy patiently listened to our concerns and offered the time and consideration needed to understand our situation. Throughout the process, he explained the legal system in a way that was understandable to us. Although our mother’s medical situation was stressful, Andy guided us and treated us with kindness and dignity.Thanks to Andy and his team, the legal outcome was in our favor. Our family is so grateful. Our mother continues to recover and the financial burden has been lifted. Andy renewed our faith that the legal system can be fair and equitable. I highly recommend Andy and his team to anyone needing legal assistance.-Laura H.
Laura H.
Today is a gift…largely due to Andy List and his team. After a sequence of errors was made by the hospital, which resulted in a stroke, I sustained ongoing physical and cognitive deficits. These deficits required months of hospitalization, followed by ongoing therapy. As we started to receive medical bills from the hospital, we questioned the hospital regarding their error. The hospital denied any responsibility for their multiple errors. We knew how difficult and intimidating it was to challenge such a large medical institution, so we began to search for law firms. Andy List came highly recommended. We are so fortunate and grateful to have Andy List and his colleagues represent us. Andy and his team have a true compassion for their clients. They are incredibly knowledgeable, communicative and efficient. Thanks to Andy and his team we received a significant settlement, which absolutely would not have happened without them. I would highly recommend Andy List and his colleagues to anyone who is in a medical malpractice situation.-Mary Anne and Vern J.
Vern J.
Wonderful experience. Professional, caring, and top notch firm.
stacy B.
I was involved in a head on collision on the day of my 19th birthday and my high school graduation. When someone first brought up getting a lawyer I was very hesitant, but after working with Julie and Andrew all my nerves went away. They heard everything I had to say, and if I ever had any questions, big or little they would answer them for me. They care deeply about the individuals they are representing. I would recommend them to anyone!
Jasmine B.
After the loss of my father, my mother faced numerous long-term care issues. The lawyers at Clark, Perdue, and List helped us through the process. They were efficient and thorough in helping us navigate issues and situations we had never previously encountered. I highly recommend the lawyers at Clark, Perdue, and List.
Sarah A.
I have been associated with this wonderful firm for several years and I cannot express enough the wonderful service we received. The cases were painful at best, but the passion and compassion shown by this firm is over the top. They care about you as a client; they care about your case; they care about the outcome; and they care about your involvement in the case. One of the most important things I have found is they keep you informed and always have the time to speak with you regarding the case. Thanks for the wonderful representation over the years.
Jamie H.
I have known the members of the Law Firm for over 15 years.Years ago, my elderly mother-in-law needed legal advice when she felt she had not been properly treated in a medical sense. The family wasn't sure what to do to resolve this matter.It was then that I met with Andy List, who gave us the guidance we desperately needed, which in turn, helped to put our emotions in perspective.The matter was resolved in a positive manner, which makes me suggest Clark, Perdue &List to others in need of proper and thorough legal assistance. I still keep in touch with them to this day, for they are very true to what they advertise to be; and will always be respected by our family.
Dorothy C.
It was with some reluctance that I began the process of considering the pursuit of a wrongful death claim against a pharmaceutical company on behalf of my Mother's estate. I was not sure how to proceed. Thus I began the process of looking at various web sites for various legal firms, and followed that with several phone calls. When I called Clark, Perdue and List Co, LPA I was treaded with a kindness, courtesy, and professionalism that seemed to be a cut above the rest. Linda, the Paralegal I most frequently communicated with had exceptional legal knowledge and skill. She had the ability to explain in an extremely clear manner the answers to all my many questions. The staff was very thorough in obtaining all the records and information needed to support the claim.The lawyer I dealt with, Andrew List, certainly went above and beyond the call of duty in effort and completion of meeting all the requirements and deadlines the court placed on this type of claim. I was frequently updated regarding the process of the case.Clark, Perdue and List Co, LPA far exceeded my expectations in bringing to a successful closure this case. It is with great confidence and respect that I would highly recommend this legal firm.
Don F.
When my mother fell and broke her shoulder a few years ago, my sister and I entrusted her rehabilitation to a local nursing home. Unfortunately, one of the employees at the facility was negligent in my mother’s care and caused further injury to her shoulder, causing her to return to the hospital for further surgery. When I learned that an investigator from the Attorney General’s office recommended that criminal charges be pressed against the individual, I knew that I also needed to pursue the matter civilly to ensure that my mother was compensated for the injuries caused by that negligent employee. A friend of mine recommended Andy List, and from my first telephone conference with him, I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Andy took care of everything to prepare this case for a potential trial against the individual and the facility, and then acted as a skillful negotiator in obtaining a favorable settlement for my mother. I am forever grateful to Andy and his assistant Linda for helping our family through this very difficult time.
Diane S.

I received an amputation injury in a workplace accident. The defendant was a manufacturing company, who denied fault for the incident. Attorney Clark and his staff worked extremely hard in preparing this case for trial, resulting in a substantial verdict. I believe my case would never have been won without their assistance. Thanks to them, I now have life again.

—Jeff B.

My wife, Michelle, sustained serious injuries in an automobile/pedestrian collision. Dale Perdue provided us with flawless representation and gave us a sense of assurance that was tremendously calming to us. I would recommend the law firm of Clark Perdue without reservation.

—David D.

Experience And Resources Needed To Handle A Complex Claim In Columbus, Ohio.

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 truck accident team 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. Having a professional on your side makes all the difference. Call now to speak to an experienced Ohio truck accident attorney in Columbus. 

Our attorneys also specialize in a range of other practice areas, including  medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, product liability, pharmaceutical lawsuits, and financial losses caused by misconduct. 



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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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