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Large commercial trucks are a vital part of our economy. However, accidents involving these trucks can cause serious injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured in a large truck accident, you need to seek legal assistance immediately. At Paulozzi LPA, our compassionate knowledgeable team is ready to get to work investigating your accident as soon as possible. Our goal is to secure the compensation that you truly deserve for what has happened.

Why are truck crashes so severe?

The vast majority of truck drivers and truck companies are responsible and ensure appropriate safety measures are taken. However, there are times when the negligence of a driver or company can cause serious accidents. Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) shows us that commercial trucks can reach a weight of 80,000 pounds. When a truck of this size and weight collides with a passenger vehicle, there is a high probability this very injury will occur.

In Ohio, data from the latest reporting year shows that there were 23,704 total accidents involving mid-weight to heavy-weight trucks. Out of those incidents, there were 4,622 injury-causing crashes. 192 of those crashes were fatal.

What are the most common truck crash injuries?

It is not uncommon for our truck accident lawyers to help clients suffering from the following injuries:

How do these truck crashes occur?

The FMCSA and state agencies place significant regulations on truck drivers and truck companies.

  • Trucking companies are responsible for regularly inspecting and maintaining their vehicles. If they fail to do this, the vehicle could experience problems with any of the following systems:
    • Suspension
    • Connections or hitches
    • Lighting
    • Brakes
    • Powertrain
    • Tires or wheels
    • Steering
  • Truck drivers are also strictly regulated. They must never operate while impaired, fatigued, or distracted. Truck drivers must follow all FMCSA regulations, including the number of hours they drive in a day or workweek.

Truck companies and truck drivers are not the only parties that could be held liable in the event of a truck accident. The manufacturer of the vehicle, the teams that maintain the trucks, parts manufacturers, and third-party distributors could also be held liable.

Let us get to work on your case today

If you or someone you love is injured in a truck accident that was caused by the negligence of a truck driver or trucking company, you may be entitled to significant compensation. You can contact the team at Paulozzi LPA. We will get to work on your case immediately and will investigate all aspects of the crash. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve, which can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the truck crash
  • Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Possible punitive damages against any negligent party involved

When you need a Youngstown truck accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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