Ohio Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer

semi truckAccidents involving commercial vehicles can add complexity to injury or wrongful death lawsuits. Drivers of semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles are subject to specific rules and safety laws that do not apply to ordinary drivers. You also have to consider third parties primarily interested in avoiding certain expenses and reducing their costs.

If you’ve been injured in a commercial truck accident, timely legal action on your part is crucial in maintaining your rights and protecting your interests. It is vital that you get in touch with a qualified Cincinnati truck accident attorney before making any concessions or statements that insurance carriers could use against you.

Fatal Truck Accident Investigations and Wrongful Death Attorneys

  • The attorneys at Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., have extensive experience representing individuals and families who have suffered from accidents involving commercial vehicles. These incidents can inflict extensive physical damage and ongoing psychological turmoil. We work hard for clients by exhausting all methods of investigation to seek satisfactory and fair compensation on their behalf.We pursue vehicle accident claims that involve:
    • Big rig or tractor-trailer jackknifes
    • Head-on collisions
    • Locomotive cases
    • Road construction/dump truck accidents
    • Semi-truck rollovers
    • Passenger injury (head, neck, or back)
    • Wrongful death

    After reviewing and accepting your case, our experienced commercial vehicle and truck accident attorneys act right away to file claims on your behalf for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and wage loss. Your lawyer will give your case full attention because time is of the essence when it comes to helping you get fair compensation.

    Why are Tractor-Trailers So Dangerous?

    According to 2019 statistics, 67% of deaths from accidents involving commercial trucks are  . Here are the main reasons tractor-trailers are so vulnerable to deadly crashes:

    • Blind spots. Given their extended length compared to cars, truck drivers have a limited view behind them, making it difficult to spot smaller vehicles.
    • One semi-truck carries up to thousands of pounds. If the cargo is loaded or secured incorrectly, it can shift while the truck is in motion. This shifting makes the truck much harder to control, increasing the likelihood of jackknifing.
    • High center of gravity. Because of their height, semi-trucks’ center of gravity is much higher than passenger vehicles. This height puts them at greater risk for rolling or tipping when making sharp turns at high speeds.
    • Limited brakes. Tractor-trailers require 40% more distance and more time to come to a complete stop. If a car cuts them off, they have a more difficult time stopping quickly or slowing down.
    • These tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when hauling a full load, making a collision much more deadly. By contrast, most cars weigh less than 4,000 pounds.

    Contact a skilled Ohio tractor-trailer accident lawyer today to protect your interests.

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    The law firm of Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., has attorneys who have experience representing families and individuals involved in accidents with commercial vehicles. We work with all personal injury claims and motor vehicle accidents in Greater Cincinnati, southwest Ohio, and the Tri-State region. We serve Cincinnati, Loveland, Fairfield, West Chester, Hamilton, Norwood, Colerain, Milford, Middletown, Batavia, and other communities.

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