Youngstown Truck Accident Lawyers
Semi truck collisions are some of the most deadly vehicle accidents on the road. However, it’s usually not the truck driver who’s in danger. In 2017 alone, 4,102 fatalities resulted from truck accidents, with 68% being the occupants of smaller vehicles. A truck accident can also cause serious injuries when an ordinary automobile is involved. Because semi trucks are so heavy, collision impacts are much more devastating.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation if negligence on the part of the driver or trucking company caused the wreck. At Anzellotti, Sperling, Pazol & Small, our legal team has been protecting the rights of injured victims for four decades. We have the expertise and know-how to obtain the damages that will help you and your family get back on track.
Primary Causes of Truck Accidents
Most semi truck accidents happen on the highway, which means they involve high speeds. Many times, the truck driver along with the surrounding motorists have very little time to react. However, there are a number of other factors that often lead to a semi truck collision. Some of these involve the operator of the truck. Common causes include:
- Driver fatigue due to overwork
- Truck drivers operating under the influence of drugs
- Distracted driving
- Poor maintenance on the part of the truck driver or trucking company
- Inadequate driver training
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Defective equipment on the truck
If you’ve been seriously injured in a semi truck accident and feel one of these factors contributed to the wreck, call us. Our legal team will investigate and reconstruct the accident to determine if negligence or careless behavior was involved.
Why You Need Our Services
Trucking accidents require specialized legal knowledge and we have the experience needed to guide you through the legal process. These are much more complex cases than other vehicle accidents. When you work with us, our legal team will perform a thorough investigation into the collision. We’ll reconstruct the wreck to determine the exact cause and also interview witnesses or other parties involved in the accident.
Sometimes a faulty piece of equipment on a semi truck is the sole cause of the accident. If this is the case, we’ll determine if liability lies with the trucking company or the manufacturer of the faulty equipment. We’ll then take proper legal action to obtain compensation for your loss. This could involve negotiations with the trucking company’s insurance provider or fighting for your rights in a court of law. Our attorneys will do whatever it takes to ensure you and your family aren’t taken advantage of.
Contact a Truck Accident Attorney in Northeastern Ohio
A serious trucking accident can cause long-term disability, lost wages, psychological trauma, and ongoing medical expenses. All these things have the potential to devastate a family. If you’ve been the victim of a truck collision in Northeastern Ohio, Anzellotti, Sperling, Pazol & Small are here to help. We provide high-quality personal injury representation to the people of Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Portage, Stark, Summit, and Ashtabula Counties. Contact us at (330) 792-6033 today to schedule a free consultation.