New Law Aimed at Reducing Unsecured Load Truck Accidents in Ohio
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Legal Help for the Injured
With considerable experience and a reputation for getting the best possible outcomes, the truck accident attorneys at KNR know what injury victims go through, what they’ll need long-term, and how to get you through the truck accident claim process as smoothly as possible. Let KNR discuss all your options and help you secure max compensation.
Once you get medical attention after a collision with a large truck, contact our Ohio lawyers ASAP.
You probably know that someone else should pay for the harm associated with your truck accident injuries and losses but may be unsure where to start. That’s where KNR can help.
As veteran trial lawyers and one of Ohio’s largest personal injury firms, we know what it takes to prove another’s negligence caused your truck injury and secure much-needed compensation. But we also saw the need for a better approach to handling truck accident claims – one with less client hassle and where the injured keep more of their settlement or verdict.
At KNR, we ask, “what more can we do?”
When you’ve been injured in a semi-truck accident or some other large vehicle collision, it’s natural to have questions. Our truck accident legal team can offer general information on important topics related to commercial trucking accidents.
Whether it’s a tanker accident on I-270, a distracted semi driver in Cleveland, or a trucking company forcing drivers to travel farther than what’s allowed, our team of professionals can assist with all aspects of your claim or lawsuit.
If you or a loved one were hurt in any of the following, we can explain your options for financial relief and return to the life you knew.
Our statewide practice is designed to make going through an injury claim more convenient and accessible for truck accident victims. With 12 Ohio locations, KNR is a call or click away.
*KNR also serves Ohio’s rural counties & conducts consultations via Zoom.
Under Ohio law, the person determined to be at fault is responsible for compensating the injured person for damages. However, as the injured person, you must be able to prove that someone else caused the losses you suffered, which can be a legally tricky proposition.
Several parties may be liable for a truck accident, including the truck driver, trucking company, parts manufacturer, or laborer. A trucking company may be responsible if maintenance issues caused a truck owned or leased by them to crash. Additionally, if a trucking company forced a driver to exceed hours of service regulations or hired individuals who they did not have the proper training and experience, they could also be held liable.
If you sue a trucking company in an accident caused by their driver, the company may attempt to settle a claim quickly and avoid a thorough investigation.
Truck accident-related injuries frequently include:
Every injury victim’s experience is different, a truck accident claim focuses on:
Fight for Everything You’re Owed
Those injured in large commercial truck accidents in Ohio often endure serious injuries with lengthy recovery periods, hospitalization, surgeries, and physical therapy. You shouldn’t bear the financial burden if another party caused your accident and injuries.
After an Ohio truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your:
Coming up with a figure for these may seem simple, but issues like pain and suffering or disability and disfigurement are not based on receipts. The value of these elements depends on the accident itself, where and when the accident took place, the mental and emotional impact of the crash, how your injuries have changed your life in the long run, and more.
An experienced personal injury attorney can work with experts to determine all of your damages and recognize when you receive a lowball insurance settlement offer.
Often, the insurance firm that covers the commercial trucking operation that is likely at fault will want to offer you a settlement as soon as possible following a trucking accident. Many victims of accidents involving commercial tractor-trailers may be tempted to settle early to avoid the complications of a lawsuit. However, that may result in less compensation than is fair or appropriate.
In most circumstances, the initial offer is low and not the amount you need to be fully compensated for your injuries. An attorney will not only recognize an offer that is too low but will also have the skills to negotiate a higher final settlement. Whether you settle your claim or file a lawsuit, your trucking accident attorney can ensure your best interests are represented through the process.
Sometimes, it is impossible to gain full compensation from an insurer. The responsible party may be uninsured, the insurance company might deny your claim, or the policy limit could be lower than the amount you need. In these situations, you will need to head to court to seek compensation for your property damage and injuries.
During a personal injury lawsuit, your attorney will use a variety of types of evidence to prove to the court that the other party was negligent and that this negligence led to the crash that caused your injuries. Your attorney will seek a verdict from the court or jury that will fairly compensate you for your injuries.
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What Makes KNR Special?
No one wakes up expecting to be involved in a car crash, and you certainly don’t anticipate the devastation of being in a large truck collision. However, the unexpected happens daily. You may have to deal with insurance companies to cover medical costs, car repairs, lost wages, and other losses. When the claims process becomes too much, it is time to contact KNR.
Semi-trucks often have electronic control modules called “black boxes.” Which document how the truck was operated prior to an accident, such as the speed the truck was moving at the time. Other important evidence will include the driver’s logbook, company records, police reports, and physical evidence at the accident scene.
From the bystanders who saw what happened to your doctors and accident reconstructionists, we’ll illustrate what happened with expert testimony and clearly present how a truck accident impacted your life.
You’ll Always know the status of your case, and a member of KNR will always be available to answer your question. Our firm is available by phone, text, and Zoom.
We’ll determine your truck accident’s fair and full value and aggressively pursue every dollar you deserve. We’re not here to add to your financial worry. That’s why we never charge upfront fees, and if there’s no recovery, there’s no charge.