T-bone truck collisions can be devastating for the victim. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in this type of accident, then you should explore your potential right to compensation.
A Dayton T-bone truck accident lawyer at the Fitch Law Firm LLC can make sure that you are treated fairly and that you request compensation for all of your damages in an insurance claim or lawsuit. These damages may include your medical bills, lost wages, property damages, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
We Can Help You Pursue Compensation
A T-bone truck accident is a type of personal injury accident. This allows you to pursue compensation from the people who are responsible for your injuries and damages.
Potentially Liable Parties
Because trucks are often used for commercial purposes, we can bring a claim against a few different parties:
- The driver of the truck
- The company that employs the driver
- The company that owns the truck
- The company or individual who performs repairs on the truck
A lawyer from our firm can help you make sure that you include all potentially liable parties in the case.
Proving Negligent Driving Behavior
Before you receive compensation, we must typically prove that the truck driver was acting negligently at the time of the crash. In general, negligence includes any situation where the driver failed to use the same reasonable care and skill that a careful and prudent driver would use. A few common examples of negligence include:
- Talking on the phone
- Texting while driving
- Looking at a map or delivery route
- Adjusting a GPS or navigation device
- Eating or drinking
- Adjusting the radio
- Talking to a passenger
- Getting distracted by pets or kids in the car
- Drunk driving
- Ignoring traffic laws
- Failing to adjust one’s speed during inclement weather
There may be other ways that the driver who caused the crash acted negligently. A Dayton T-bone truck accident lawyer from the Fitch Law Firm LLC can investigate your case to prove that the negligent driver violated their duty to care for your safety.
Proving Negligent Employment Practices
If the person who hit you was working at the time of the accident, we could bring a negligence claim against their employer. There are a few different ways the employer could be negligent:
- Failing to perform a background check on their employee
- Failing to adequately supervise their employee
- Failing to ensure that the driver has completed appropriate training
- Not maintaining the truck in good working condition
Seeking an Insurance Settlement
Many businesses carry insurance policies to provide coverage when one of their drivers causes an accident. The driver involved in your accident may also have a personal insurance policy that could provide you with benefits. Insurance companies may seem like they want to help you, but they can sometimes try to bend the rules and avoid paying you the benefits you deserve.
A lawyer from the Fitch Law Firm LLC will fight diligently on your behalf to make sure that you receive the insurance benefits you may be entitled to. Not having to deal with an insurance company or the headaches that they cause can relieve a great deal of your stress.
For a free legal consultation with a t-bone truck accidents lawyer serving Dayton, call 614-963-2808
Statute of Limitations In Dayton Personal Injury Claims
You must file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations. Otherwise, you may waive your right to sue.
You typically have two years after the date of the collision to file your personal injury lawsuit, according to Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §2305.10. We will help you file your lawsuit on time if needed.
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The Fitch Law Firm LLC Will Handle Every Aspect of Your Case
Working with a lawyer from our team on your case can help you make sense of all of the different steps to take and the rules that you must follow to pursue compensation. Your lawyer will take care of key aspects of your case, including:
- Gathering evidence to support your claim
- Contacting experts who can consult on your case
- Preparing you for a deposition
- Appearing in court on your behalf
- Negotiating for a settlement
- Getting ready for a potential trial
- Responding to daily calls and emails regarding your case
- Making sure that the other parties are respecting your rights
- Keeping you up to date on the case
Call Our Attorneys Now for a Free Consultation
If you are wondering whether you have legal rights or options after a T-bone truck accident, then call the Fitch Law Firm LLC today. We provide a free consultation so that you can ask questions about your case, how much it may be worth, and how a Dayton T-bone truck accident lawyer from our firm can help. Call (937) 660-4232 now.
We are a contingency fee firm, meaning you don’t have to pay us upfront for our services, and we don’t charge you attorney’s fees unless you win your case.