Attorneys With Decades Of Experience In Truck Accident Litigation
Perhaps no crash scenario is as devastating as accidents involving semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles. The size and weight of these trucks greatly increases the likelihood that crash victims in passenger cars will suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries. Sadly, truck accidents are all too common on Ohio roads.
If you were seriously injured or lost someone you love in a truck accident, our team at David A. Goldstein Co., L.P.A., Attorneys at Law, is ready to provide, honest, caring and effective legal advocacy. Our firm regularly works with both injury victims and insurers. Because of this, we have an insider’s perspective on both sides of these types of cases and can often obtain favorable outcomes quickly, without the need for trial. In the event that trial is necessary, however, we will not hesitate to fight for your rights and interests.
Common Causes Of Truck Accidents
Over-the-road truckers spend a lot of time behind the wheel and put thousands of miles on their vehicles every week. Some of the most common causes of semi-truck accidents include:
- Drowsy driving and truck driver fatigue
- Staying behind the wheel for too long in violation of hours-of-service rules
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Mechanical problems – especially worn-out brakes and blown tires – caused by failure to maintain and repair trucks
- Cargo loads that are too heavy, unbalanced or improperly secured
- Speeding and aggressive driving due to unreasonably tight delivery deadlines
When you hire us, our lawyers will begin an immediate and thorough investigation into the crash to determine how it happened and who was to blame. Then, we will utilize all available evidence to bolster your claim and maximize compensation.
Why You Need A Truck Accident Lawyer As Soon As Possible
Trucking companies are backed by expensive commercial insurance policies. After a truck crash, both the trucking company and the insurance company have a vested interest in visiting the crash site, taking control of the evidence and shaping the accident narrative in their favor. In most cases, insurance adjusters will be on the scene within hours.
You can’t expect to respond that quickly, especially after being seriously injured. However, it is imperative to consult a personal injury attorney as soon as reasonably possible. Your lawyer needs to access evidence like driving logs and information from the truck’s event data recorder. They will also need to connect with an expert to examine the truck before any repairs or changes are made. The longer you wait, the higher the likelihood that critical evidence will disappear.
Hiring A Personal Injury Firm Is More Affordable Than You Might Assume
Truck accident cases often have very high financial stakes. For this reason, you might assume that hiring an attorney would be unaffordable. Clients often ask us: “how much money do I need to put down to retain a lawyer?” They are surprised to hear that the answer is: none.
Our firm takes personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. We don’t charge any fees until we help you recover money through a judgment or settlement. Then, our fees are a pre-determined percentage of however much we help you recover. While we have a strong track record of success, we assure clients that if they don’t get paid, we don’t get paid, either. Working with us comes with no financial risk to you.
The Help You Need Is Just A Call Or Click Away
From our office in Columbus, David A. Goldstein Co., L.P.A., Attorneys at Law, serves clients throughout Ohio. To take advantage of a free initial consultation about your legal options, call us at 614-797-0060 or send us a message online.