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Experienced Cincinnati Truck Accident Attorneys
Busy Cincinnati-area thoroughfares like interstates 71 and 75 are heavily traveled by semi-trucks and other commercial traffic. Unfortunately, with both large trucks and passenger vehicles sharing the roads at high speeds, collisions are common.
In Ohio in 2017, more than 23,000 crashes involving large vehicles led to more than 4,600 injuries and nearly 200 deaths. Because of the weight and size of semis and other large commercial vehicles, passenger vehicle occupants face the greatest risk of injury in the event of a crash.
The Cincinnati personal injury lawyers at Young, Reverman & Mazzei are dedicated helping truck accident victims from the tri-state area pursue the compensation they need to restore their lives. If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a crash with a semi or other commercial vehicle, call our attorneys at 513-721-1200 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Common Factors in Truck Crashes
Driver error plays a role in most motor vehicle accidents, but when a large truck is involved other factors often come into play. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the commercial trucking industry, and it has rules regarding hours of operation for drivers, vehicle maintenance, and cargo loading among other standards.
But some drivers and trucking companies attempt to bypass the rules in order to maintain tight delivery schedules and increase profits. This can increase the risk for crashes, and for innocent people to be hurt or killed.
Factors in truck accidents include but are not limited to:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Improperly loaded or overloaded cargo
- Unrealistic delivery schedules
- Defective vehicle or faulty vehicle parts
- Inadequate vehicle maintenance
- Insufficient driver training
The experienced truck accident attorneys at Young, Reverman & Mazzei have the knowledge and resources to thoroughly investigate your case and hold the proper parties accountable for their negligence.
Establishing Liability in Semi and Commercial Vehicle Crashes
If you were hurt in an accident with a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle, gaining fair compensation is not just a matter of accepting the insurance company’s settlement offer. Instead, liability in a truck accident may involve multiple parties.
Responsible parties in a truck accident may include:
- The driver
- The trucking company
- The owner of the truck and/or trailer
- The vehicle manufacturer
- Vehicle parts manufacturers
- The cargo loader
These parties often have their own insurance providers and attorneys who may try to shift fault and limit compensation to injury victims.
Damages in Truck Accident Cases
Truck accidents often result in catastrophic injuries that require extensive medical treatment, long-term care, and lifestyle modifications. The personal injury attorneys at Young, Reverman & Mazzei understand the costs associated with severe injuries, and we also know that initial settlement offers are rarely enough to cover these expenses.
That’s why we work hard to recover maximum compensation for damages including:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages or loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
If a loved one was killed in a truck crash, our attorneys may be able to help surviving family members seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana
The attorneys at Young, Reverman & Mazzei have fought on behalf of injury victims from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana since 1972. Our lawyers have more than 250 years of combined experience, and we use that background to stand up to trucking companies and insurance providers, and pursue the financial security that injury victims need.
We offer free consultations to help you understand your options, and our attorneys work on a contingent-fee basis, which means you don’t pay unless we recover on your behalf. Call us today at 513-721-1200 or contact us online to schedule your no-obligation consultation.
We welcome clients from the greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, areas. We are also proud to represent clients from Campbell County, Boone County and Kenton County in Kentucky, and Dearborn County in Indiana. Please see our Locations page for a complete list of our offices and directions.