Wrongful Death Truck Accident Cases

Commercial trucks are among the biggest vehicles on the road, and can also be the most dangerous. According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, accidents involving medium and heavy trucks resulted in 3,319 injuries and 105 fatalities in 2014 alone. In many cases, about 53 percent of the time for injuries and about 35 percent of the time for fatalities, the truck driver was determined to be at fault. If you’ve been in a truck accident, call Kisling, Nestico & Redick today.


Wrongful Death & Truck Accidents

Losing a loved one to a collision involving a commercial truck can be a life-shattering experience. Your mind may be swirling with questions: How did my loved one die? Who is responsible for his or her death? How do I hold the responsible party accountable?

Facing these questions while processing your loss and grief can be a huge undertaking. But with an Ohio personal injury attorney from Kisling, Nestico & Redick at your side, you will be able to face these questions head-on and take the first steps toward answering them through a wrongful death claim.

While we handle the legal work, we want to give you the space to focus on what is most important — grieving your loved one’s loss and taking care of yourself and your family.

Truck Accidents — Do I Have A Claim?

Large commercial trucks have a higher fatality rate per mile traveled than other motor vehicles, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Because trucks often weigh 20 to 30 times more than cars, a majority of deaths in truck accidents are the drivers and passengers of the other motor vehicles rather than the driver of the truck.

If you have any reason to believe that your loved one was involved in a truck accident where the driver of the truck may have been at fault, call 1-800-HURT-NOW or contact an Ohio wrongful death lawyer at Kisling, Nestico & Redick to begin building your case.

Additionally, the company that employs the truck driver, operates the truck, or loaded the cargo may bear some responsibility for causing the accident that resulted in the loss of your family member. Our skilled Ohio truck accident lawyers can investigate your case and identify all of the potentially liable parties when pursuing your wrongful death claim.

Common Causes of a Wrongful Death Truck Accident

Because trucks are so much larger than other motor vehicles, and because they require advanced training to drive, trucks are especially vulnerable to motor vehicle accidents.

Common causes of a wrongful death truck accident include:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Inadequate driver training
  • Substance abuse, including drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding
  • Failure to adhere to the rules of the road
  • Failure to properly maintain trucks
  • Improperly loaded trucks or cargo shifting

A highly trained Ohio personal injury attorney at Kisling, Nestico & Redick, will examine all potential causes of your loved one’s death and fight to bring you compensation for your losses.

Through a wrongful death case, you may be able to receive compensation for:

  • Funeral, burial, or cremation costs
  • Loss of financial contributions
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of companionship and society
  • Mental anguish and grief

Preparing a Case — How Kisling, Nestico & Redick Can Help You

Preparing for a wrongful death case involving a commercial truck can be a time-consuming and intricate process. Your case may involve violations of federal motor carrier regulations and other issues that are unique to semi-truck accidents.

At Kisling, Nestico & Redick, our Ohio truck accident lawyers have significant experience handling wrongful death claims involving commercial trucks and extensive knowledge of all relevant local, state, and federal rules. We can find evidence of truck driver or trucking company negligence in a variety of situations.

The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can work to collect and preserve evidence of liability.

Evidence includes:

  • The driver logbook
  • Skid marks and other debris at the accident scene
  • Evidence from damaged vehicles
  • The truck’s GPS, if equipped
  • The driver’s drug test results
  • Background information about the driver, including past violations
  • Truck maintenance records

While law enforcement officers do their best to conduct a full and fair investigation, their goals are different than yours. Without a lawyer to represent your interests, key evidence needed to prove your case could disappear.

Contact Our Ohio Wrongful Death Lawyers

With years of experience serving clients who have lost loved ones to truck accidents, Kisling, Nestico & Redick are here for you. We have the legal experience, the knowledge, the investigative skills, and the resources required to follow your claim through to completion.

As a way to demonstrate our faith in your case, we believe in no recovery, no fees — you will never be asked to pay a fee unless you successfully obtain compensation for your case. Call us at 1-800-HURT-NOW to arrange a free initial consultation with our Ohio wrongful death lawyers.

One call does it all — learn how Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you today.