Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC
Due to their massive size and weight, truck accidents are more likely to cause serious injury or death than smaller vehicles. Since truck accidents are a common occurrence in Ohio, at KNR, we’ve compiled this list of truck accident questions and answers to help if you or a loved one ever find yourself involved in an Ohio truck collision.
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident caused by another party’s negligence, contact the highly skilled and experienced Ohio truck accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. We can help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to.
How is liability determined after a truck accident?
Liability after a trucking accident can get complicated because the truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer or another party may be at fault. A truck accident lawyer can perform a thorough investigation of your case, gather evidence, and help you determine who is responsible.
Do truck drivers have to follow special laws and regulations?
Truck drivers are required to abide by a variety of federal and state regulations. These regulations dictate how many hours they can drive during a single trip, how their trucks must be maintained, and what type of training and licensing they need. A truck accident lawyer is well-versed in these regulations and can uncover whether any of them have been violated during a trucking accident.
Are trucks required to have insurance?
Trucks must carry at least $750,000 in liability insurance for bodily injury or death.
Why are tractor-trailers so dangerous?
Sadly, accidents that involve tractor-trailers often result in fatalities. This is because tractor-trailers are typically 16 times heavier than passenger cars. Since they are so heavy, long, and wide, maneuvering can be difficult. If they do not stop in time or are carrying hazardous materials, they can cause tragic accidents.
What are the common causes of trucking accidents?
Trucking accidents happen for any number of reasons. They may result due to speeding, overloaded trucks, poor maintenance, driver inexperience, fatigue, failure to yield the right of way, aggressive driving behaviors, and/or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
What are the most common truck accident injuries?
The injuries that truck accidents cause are almost always more serious than those that result from car accidents. Death, fractures, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, burns, spinal cord injuries, and lacerations are some of the most common examples of truck accident injuries.
What damages can be recovered in a truck accident claim?
A truck accident claim may be available to help victims recover damages like medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you lose a loved one in a truck accident, you may also be able to recover damages for loss of companionship, emotional distress, and funeral costs through a wrongful death claim.
What steps should I take after a truck accident?
After a truck accident, there are certain steps you should take to protect your health and rights:
- Call the police if they have not yet arrived at the scene.
- Take photos of the vehicles involved as well as any injuries.
- Seek medical attention immediately.
- Avoid speaking with the liable party’s insurer or signing any forms.
- Contact an experienced truck accident lawyer.
Contact an Ohio Truck Accident Lawyer at Kisling, Nestico & Redick
If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in an Ohio truck accident, call KNR right away. We can ensure your rights are protected and help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.