Accidents involving large commercial trucks can result in devastating injuries for victims. In many cases, truck drivers or trucking companies are responsible for these crashes, and they should be held accountable for their actions. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our knowledgeable and experienced commercial truck accident lawyers in Ohio are ready to investigate your case and secure any compensation you may be entitled to.

Commercial truck accidents can cause catastrophic injuries

According to data available from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a fully loaded tractor-trailer can reach 80,000 pounds in weight. That is a significant weight differential from a traditional passenger vehicle that averages around 4,000 pounds. When a truck of this size collides with a traditional passenger vehicle, the results can be devastating. It is not uncommon for the truck accident lawyers at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers to help clients who have sustained:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Crush injuries and amputations
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord trauma with paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Severe lacerations and contusions
  • Significant scarring and disfigurement

Accidents involving large trucks can also lead to victims suffering from significant emotional and psychological trauma.

Most common types of commercial trucks on the roadway

Commercial trucks come in all shapes and sizes. These vehicles are regularly used by businesses and municipalities, and can include:

  • Tractor-trailers/semi-trucks
  • Garbage collection trucks
  • Delivery trucks
  • Tanker trucks
  • Heavy haulers
  • Cement mixers
  • Flatbed trucks

Each of these trucks easily eclipses the size and weight of traditional passenger vehicles and can cause devastating accidents.

How long do you have to file a claim?

Under Ohio Revised Code § 2305.10 (A), it is stated that victims of personal injury cases have two years from the date their injury occurs to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party. If victims fail to file their claim within this two-year window, they will lose the ability to recover any compensation for their losses.

Types of compensation available in a truck accident case

Victims of truck accidents in Ohio could be entitled to various types of economic and non-economic compensation (referred to as special and general damages). This can include:

  • Full coverage of all truck accident-related medical bills
  • Any household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Lost wages and benefits if a victim cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages

The total amount of compensation available in these cases will vary based on specific factors related to each particular crash. A skilled Ohio truck accident lawyer will be able to work with trusted medical and economic professionals to calculate their client’s total expected losses.

Contact an attorney for a free consultation

If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company, contact the attorneys at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers for help with your case today. We have extensive experience handling truck accident cases, and a track record of success in securing significant settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. When you need a commercial truck accident attorney in Ohio, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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