Semi-trucks are an essential part of our economy and transportation system. Unfortunately, because of their large size and the high rate of speed at which they travel on our country’s interstate system, accidents between semi-trucks and passenger cars often be deadly or result in serious, life-altering injuries.

More than 4,000 people die in accidents involving large trucks each year, and more than 100,000 others are seriously injured annually, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The NHTSA reports that two-thirds of the fatalities were people in other vehicles, not the semi-trucks.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a truck, you need an experienced truck accident lawyer to fight for your rights. The laws and regulations related to the trucking industry can be difficult to understand. The experienced legal professionals of The Fitch Law Firm have the knowledge and experience necessary to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 855-LAW-OHIO today for a free consultation.

Semi-truck accidents can be deadly

iStock_000028315870SmallAccording to the National Highway Transportation Administration, one out of every 8 fatal crashes on American highways involves a semi-truck. Because trucks usually weigh up to 30 times more than cars, many times the people killed in accidents involving semi-trucks are the drivers or passengers of other vehicles, and not the driver of the truck.

Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Speeding
  • Overloading
  • Equipment failure
  • Tailgating
  • Distracted driving, including cellphone use
  • Bad weather conditions
  • Poor visibility

How the Fitch Law Firm can help with your truck accident case

Truck accident lawsuits can be especially complex and difficult because they may involve multiple responsible parties, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the owner of the trailer, the company leasing the trailer, other negligent drivers, and equipment manufacturers.

In addition, it takes an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a wide range of state and federal trucking laws and regulations. The Fitch Law Firm has decades of experience investigating truck accident claims, and we have the resources necessary to get you the results you deserve.

Our experienced legal professionals will interview witnesses, review police reports, analyze medical records, interview medical professionals and consult with experts to recreate the accident.

We will collect, interpret and investigate:

  • Driving logs and records
  • The driving history of the vehicle and trailer
  • Vehicle maintenance records
  • Potential violations of state and federal laws
  • Prior criminal records
  • Manufacturing defects

The regulation and laws governing the trucking industry are extremely complex and can be difficult to understand. Call 855-LAW-OHIO to contact the Ohio semi-truck accident professionals of the Fitch Law Firm. Our Ohio truck accident professionals are passionate about what we do. We care about each of our clients, and we’ll do everything we can to find out what caused you or your loved one’s accident, and to hold those who caused the accident responsible.