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Legal Options if Injured by a Utility Truck in Ohio

Although utility trucks operate to help, they can also cause dangerous situations. Accidents with utility trucks can result in serious, and even fatal, injuries. If you’ve been hurt in an utility truck accident, make sure to contact a skilled attorney at Kisling, Nestico & Redick for help as soon as possible.

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Utility Truck Accidents

Utility trucks are heavy-duty, commercial vehicles or large pieces of equipment that have been designed for a specific purpose. Generally, utility trucks are owned by local municipalities or private companies and are used for business-related purposes, such as street cleaning, construction, garbage collection, servicing power lines, tree trimming, or deliveries. Common types of utility trucks include:

  • Garbage/recycling collection trucks
  • Communication company trucks (e.g. Time Warner, Verizon, AT&T)
  • Dumpster trucks
  • Construction trucks
  • Electrical utility trucks
  • Oilfield trucks
  • Lawn maintenance trucks
  • Cable trucks

Common Utility Truck Accident Injuries

Unlike 18-wheelers, which primarily operate on highways or major roads, utility trucks are not restricted from residential areas. Utility trucks often make frequent stops and are more difficult to operate, which can make accidents more likely to occur. The size and weight difference between utility trucks and smaller passenger vehicles can lead to serious injuries in the event of an accident. Common injuries suffered in accidents involving utility trucks include:

  • Broken bones
  • Amputated limbs
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck injuries or whiplash
  • Back or spinal cord injuries
  • Burns
  • Torn ligaments or muscle injuries
  • Disfiguring lacerations

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a utility truck, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses through a personal injury claim. You may be able to receive payment for:

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

Liability in Utility Truck Accidents

While utility trucks are not subject to the same rigorous federal and state regulations as large commercial trucks, such as 18-wheelers, drivers must obey traffic laws and operate these types of vehicles in a safe and responsible manner. Additionally, utility trucks must be regularly inspected and properly maintained in order to prevent accidents, and employers must adequately train their drivers.

Lawsuits involving utility truck accidents can be complicated for a number of reasons. First, there may be multiple parties responsible, including the utility truck driver, the company responsible for maintaining the utility truck, the driver’s employer, or the owner of the utility truck. Bringing a personal injury claim against a governmental agency or employee can be even more challenging because of special rules that apply to lawsuits involving municipalities.

Proving liability in an accident involving a utility truck can be complex, which is why it is important to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney as early as possible. A qualified truck accident lawyer can guide you through the complicated legal process and fight to obtain the maximum possible compensation for your injuries. At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our skilled team of lawyers has helped countless truck accident victims secure the compensation they deserve for their injuries.

Contact an Ohio Truck Accident Lawyer Today For a Free Consultation


At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our talented team of attorneys has more than 500 years of combined experience handling complex commercial truck accident cases. When you decide to work with us, we will immediately begin investigating your case to preserve critical evidence and build a strong argument in support of your claim for compensation.

Many of our attorneys have worked in the insurance industry, which means that we understand how insurance claims work and the tactics insurance companies may use to dispute your claim. Our attorneys have obtained countless favorable settlements and verdicts for our clients, and we are ready to put our resources and knowledge to work for you. We pride ourselves on providing sophisticated legal representation and exceptional client service.

Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW or fill out our online contact form to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our truck accident attorneys. At KNR, we believe in no recovery, no fees — you will never be asked to pay a fee unless you successfully obtain compensation for your case.

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