Determining Damages and Liability in a Truck Accident

If you’re injured in a commercial truck accident, you are probably terrified by the medical costs and your inability to work. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our Ohio truck accident lawyers can answer any questions you may have, explain your options, and fight to obtain the maximum compensation available for your injuries.

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Damages in Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can have catastrophic consequences for victims and their families. The sheer size and weight difference of the vehicles involved can result in more severe injuries and even death. Crashes involving large commercial trucks account for 4,000 deaths and 100,000 injuries each year. The majority of truck accident fatalities are occupants of smaller passenger cars and SUVs and have been on the rise since 2009.

If you or a loved one have been harmed in a truck accident, you may be facing growing medical bills, unable to work, and dealing with the financial fallout of an extended recovery period. One of the most common questions for people contemplating a personal injury claim is what their case is potentially worth. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our Ohio truck accident lawyers can answer any questions you may have, explain your options, and fight to obtain the maximum compensation available for your injuries.

Liability and Damages in Truck Accidents

In Ohio, the at-fault party is responsible for compensating the injured person for damages. As the party making the personal injury claim, you will have the burden of proving that the truck driver and/or trucking company was negligent in causing your injuries. Establishing liability and collecting damages in truck accident cased tends to be complex as there may be multiple parties responsible for your injuries.

In order to collect and preserve evidence of liability, you should consult with a qualified Ohio truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. Our Ohio truck accident lawyers collectively have more than four centuries of experience in handling complex personal injury cases and we can immediately begin investigating your accident, gathering crucial evidence, and building a case in support of your claim for compensation.

Compensation Available in Truck Accident Cases

Under Ohio law, compensatory damages are awarded to individuals who are injured because of the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another party. Compensatory damages include both economic losses, which are out-of-pocket expenses, and non-economic losses such as emotional distress or pain and suffering.

The compensation available in truck accident cases includes the following types of damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium

Factors Impacting the Value of Your Claim

The amount of compensation you may be able to receive will depend on the specific circumstances of your case and a variety of other factors. Some of the common factors that can impact the value of your truck accident claim include:

  • Severity, duration, and nature of injuries you sustained
  • Liability of all parties involved
  • Age of the injured party
  • Occupation of the injured party
  • Pre-existing medical conditions or injuries
  • Amount of medical bills
  • Quality of the evidence collected in support of your claim

Contact an Experienced Ohio Truck Accident Lawyer for Help

If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact the Ohio truck accident attorneys at Kisling, Nestico & Redick right away to discuss your options. Our skilled attorneys will explain the types of damages you may be able to recover and fight to ensure that all of your losses are compensated. Our goal is to help you secure the maximum compensation available so that you have the resources necessary to rebuild your life in the aftermath of a serious accident.

We’ve helped countless individuals successfully recover compensation for their injuries by utilizing our legal skills, resources, and insurance industry knowledge to our clients’ advantage. We have secured countless favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients.

Call 1-800-HURT-NOW today to schedule your free appointment.

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