Tow trucks can cause accidents during loading, transporting, or unloading a vehicle. Unfortunately, they can cause costly expenses associated with property damage. Moreover, these accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and sometimes wrongful death.
Luckily, you may be able to recover compensation if you or your loved ones are involved in a tow truck accident. Darryl “The Hammer” Isaacs and our Cincinnati tow truck accident lawyers can help with your case. We can gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight for fair compensation.
Recoverable Damages in a Cincinnati Truck Accident
You may be entitled to a variety of damages as the victim of a tow truck accident. The amount you can receive depends on multiple factors, including the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life. However, our team of Cincinnati truck accident lawyers can help you recover fair compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
You may be able to recover compensation for any medical expenses you incurred from the accident. This can include emergency room fees, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, and more. Additionally, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Property damage
- Future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of quality of life
The specific details of your accident will dictate how much compensation you receive. Nevertheless, our Cincinnati tow truck attorneys can compile evidence and fight for fair compensation for your injuries.
Recoverable Compensation for the Wrongful Death of a Loved One
If you lost a loved one as a result of the tow truck accident, you may be entitled to additional compensation through a wrongful death claim. Compensation for a wrongful death claim can include:
- Funeral expenses
- The deceased’s medical bills
- Loss of the deceased’s income
- Loss of conpanionship
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How a Truck Accident Attorney Can Help with Your Case
Obtaining compensation can be a complicated legal process. However, our Cincinnati tow truck accident attorneys can represent your case while you recover from your injuries.
Our team has over 400 years of combined legal experience. We can investigate your accident and collect relevant evidence to build your case by:
- Assessing the tow truck driver’s history
- Evaluating the condition of the tow truck
- Hiring accident reconstruction specialists
- Collecting eyewitness testimonies
- Inspecting photos and surveillance footage of the accident
- Analyzing police reports
- Reviewing medical records
Compiling evidence can help prove liability for the accident. However, the exact factors of your accident will determine how much compensation you receive. Our attorneys can gather evidence to establish liability and negotiate with insurance companies to fight for fair compensation for your injuries.
The Cost of Hiring Our Team
Our team has a contingency-fee policy. This means you do not pay any upfront fees or costs, and you will not pay any attorney fees unless we win or settle your case.
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The Statute of Limitations for a Truck Accident in Ohio
The statute of limitations is the state law that determines the amount of time you have to file your case. According to Ohio’s statute of limitations, Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10, you will typically have two years from the date of the accident to file your case. However, your exact timeline may vary, depending on the details of your case.
Failing to file your documents within this timeframe can lead to the dismissal of your case. However, our Cincinnati truck accident attorneys can ensure all necessary paperwork is submitted within the required deadlines.
Common Causes of Cincinnati Tow Truck Accidents
Tow truck accidents can occur for different reasons. Sometimes an accident can be the result of one or more parties’ negligent actions. Furthermore, when a truck driver is liable for an accident due to negligent driving, the employer or trucking company can be vicariously liable as well.
Additional instances of negligence can include:
Distracted driving is one example of driver negligence. There are a variety of ways a driver can drive while distracted. Some distractions occur when drivers try to multitask, putting other road users at risk. Instances of distracted driving include:
- Using electronic devices, such as texting or talking on the phone
- Eating and drinking
- Personal grooming
- Talking to passengers
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is dangerous and a violation of road safety laws. Drivers under the influence can impair judgment and lead to serious accidents. Furthermore, the driver’s employer can be found liable if they do not conduct proper drug and alcohol screening procedures.
Improper Towing Practices
Improperly towing or failing to secure towed cargo can also lead to accidents. For example, if a driver or company tries to tow excessive weight, it can inhibit the driver’s visibility. Moreover, the cargo can dangerously unhitch in traffic.
Inadequate Hiring Practices
Proper training can prevent accidents and ensure the safety of other road users. Unfortunately, not all tow truck companies properly train their drivers. Hiring inexperienced or unlicensed drivers and failing to provide proper training can cause the employer to be liable for an accident.
Lack of Maintenance
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), commercial vehicles are required to have regular inspections, repairs, and maintenance. When an accident occurs due to inadequate maintenance, the employer or maintenance company can be liable.
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Our Cincinnati tow truck accident lawyers can gather evidence and build your case. We have obtained $1 billion in compensation for our clients. Let our team represent you and fight for compensation while you recover from your injuries. Contact us today for a free case review.