$100,000 Settlement After Dump Truck Driver Rear-Ended
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Legal Help for the Injured
In 2021, there were 730 commercial truck accidents in Summit, County, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. These heavy collisions, especially at high speeds, typically lead to severe injuries and can change lives.
After a truck wreck, you or a loved one are likely in pain, out of work, and dealing with rising medical bills.
If someone else’s negligence caused the Akron truck accident, you can likely recover compensation through a personal injury claim. The Akron truck accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick know what to do. Let us handle your case and get the compensation you need.
With centuries of combined legal experience, KNR’s skill and knowledge are often the difference in recovering what’s right after a semi-crash or other major truck accident.
At KNR, we like to ask, ‘what more can we do?
One of the most common causes of semi-truck accidents is speeding. However, many truck accidents result from distracted driving and recklessness. By identifying the cause, we can determine who was responsible for your injuries.
The first step in determining what caused your accident is getting the accident report from the Akron Police Department.
Common truck accident causes include, but are not limited to:
When pursuing a civil claim or insurance settlement, establishing negligence and legal liability for your Akron truck accident is essential. Based on the circumstances and contributing factors involved, one or more parties may be found negligent and, therefore, financially liable for your losses.
To be deemed negligent in a truck accident:
For example, if you believe the driver was negligent, you can potentially show they breached their duty toward you by speeding. As a result of their excessive speed, the driver was unable to avoid an accident with your vehicle. Finally, you must show how the accident led to your injuries and subsequent financial losses.
If you didn’t cause a truck accident, you should not be responsible for the financial damages it creates. Once you confirm that negligence occurred in your Akron truck collision, you can identify the liable party. And depending on the factors and parties involved, this can be the driver, the truck driver’s employer, various other companies, and by extension, their insurance companies.
Potentially liable parties in a truck accident include but are not limited to:
Being injured in a truck wreck can wreak havoc on your life. No area of life is left unaffected from the high cost of medical bills to your pain and suffering.
With this stress, filing a lawsuit can seem out of reach. However, an experienced semi-truck accident attorney can make the process a lot smoother.
KNR will preserve evidence that may be lost while under the trucking company’s control. We will collect new evidence about the truck driver’s record through the discovery process. And we will use truck accident experts and reconstructionists to illustrate how negligence caused your injuries.
Common truck accident injuries:
Fight for Everything You’re Owed
After a truck crash, you may pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. According to state and federal laws, any driver that causes an accident due to recklessness or careless behavior is automatically responsible for any injuries or damage. However, getting the funds you deserve can be difficult without an experienced truck accident attorney.
The responsible party might deny liability or try to scare you into accepting less than what’s right. Let us ensure the trucking company treats you fairly, and their insurance company fully compensates you.
Financial losses that are often pursued in truck accident cases include, but are not limited to:
If your loved one suffered fatal injuries in a trucking accident, you may be able to recover the following damages through a wrongful death lawsuit:
Our client was a dump truck driver who was rear-ended on Route 8 in Summit County. The client…
What Makes KNR Special?
At KNR, we help Akron truck accident victims get compensation for their medical expenses, physical pain, and other damages. Let us guide you through the claim process. This includes documenting your losses, helping you get treatment, negotiating a truck accident settlement, and fighting for everything you are entitled to.
With our level of experience and record of success in Ohio truck accident cases, we know what it takes. For instance, we recently settled a case for $125,000 after a negligent truck driver struck our client.
The legal team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you get the compensation you need after a truck crash leaves you or a loved one injured.