New Law Aimed at Reducing Unsecured Load Truck Accidents in Ohio
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Legal Help for the Injured
Because of their sheer size, speed, and volume of trucks on the road, there are far too many truck accident fatalities. In fact, most deaths in truck crashes are passenger vehicle occupants. That’s because when an 18-wheeler, which weighs 20 to 30 times more than a regular car, makes a mistake, it can lead to major injuries and, in some cases, death.
If you have sustained injuries in a truck accident, you can seek compensation for all the harm it caused. The Canton truck accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick will work to ensure that you obtain the best care and maximum amount possible. Our experience and knowledge can often be the difference in recovering what you need.
Call KNR at (330) 488-1234 to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.
Because Canton is a major thoroughfare for big rig trucks, there are many on Canton’s highways, like Highway 77 that cuts through Whittier Park, the Start County Fairgrounds, and Stadium Park.
The causes of truck accidents range from driver carelessness to truck malfunction. However, if you are involved in a commercial vehicle accident, the severity of your injuries can depend heavily on the cause.
There are three main types of dangerous truck accidents that are likely:
No matter the type of commercial vehicle accident, there may be injuries that lead you to seek compensation. Our Canton truck accident attorneys are ready to help.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, most truck crash fatalities involve passenger vehicles. Many Ohio drivers have survived horrific truck accidents, but have been left with many different types of injuries, such as:
With considerable experience helping local personal injury victims, our Canton truck accident lawyers can help guide and assist you with documenting injuries and medical costs if you or a loved one are getting care after a truck accident.
We have strong relationships with many local Canton hospitals and trauma centers, including:
When pursuing a civil claim or insurance settlement, after an injury-causing truck accident, establishing negligence and legal liability is essential. Based on the circumstances and factors involved, one or more parties may be found negligent and therefore financially liable.
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 speed, the driver was unable to avoid a collision. Finally, you must show how the accident led to your injuries and subsequent financial losses.
Once you confirm that negligence occurred, you can identify the liable party for a truck accident. Depending on the facts, this can be the driver, the truck driver’s employer, various other companies, and by extension, their insurance companies.
The liable parties in a Canton truck accident include but are not limited to:
Fight for Everything You’re Owed
If you or a loved one sustained injury in a truck crash due to the negligence of a truck driver or company, you should not bear the financial burden for what it cost you. In addition, the medical costs and rehab related to truck accidents can be long-term and incredibly expensive. Therefore, it is imperative that you seek compensation for your long-term needs and not accept a quick settlement just to resolve the matter quickly.
Our Canton semi-truck accident lawyers can guide you through every step and assist you in seeking max compensation for your
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:
KNR has helped numerous injury victims after truck accidents get compensation for their long-term needs. For example, KNR represented a client who was t-boned by a truck in a Stark County intersection. We settled the case for $750,000.
Our client was a dump truck driver who was rear-ended on Route 8 in Summit County. The client…
What Makes KNR Special?
After an unexpected truck accident, you suddenly must deal with pain, grief, and a large financial burden. All of this can make it extremely difficult to deal with an insurance adjuster or contemplate going to court. Let our team of professionals guide you through the process. This includes documenting your losses, helping you get treatment, negotiating a truck accident settlement, and fighting for everything you are entitled to.
At KNR, our attorneys will: