You and your passengers could have suffered greatly due to being hit by a truck. Luckily, you could retain a lawyer serving Springfield to help you file a claim or lawsuit after your T-bone truck accident. Pursue damages to obtain peace of mind.
The Fitch Law Firm LLC team can explore all options in your case.
The Types of Damages You Could Receive in a T-bone Accident Claim
A vehicle accident can result in many losses, on top of any kind of financial difficulty you were having prior to this event. You could be eligible to collect a financial award to cover the following damages:
You might have required medical attention at the scene and an ambulance ride to the hospital. T-bone accidents can cause severe injuries that can require surgeries and ongoing treatment.
You could list these on your demand letter for compensation, along with any follow-up visits, prescriptions, mobility aids, and adjustments you need to make to your home. These can include support bars in your bathroom or a wheelchair ramp at your front door.
You could collect damages for your “pain and suffering” and inconvenience and mental anguish. It can be difficult to assign a value to the pain caused by your injuries and the resulting emotions they leave you to grapple with. Your lawyer can help you evaluate these intangible damages.
You might be unable to return to work, temporarily or permanently. We can help you seek damages to cover your lost income, benefits, tips, and bonuses.
If you cannot return to your previous position, we can seek out the difference between your current and previous income. If you are unable to work, you could pursue reduced earning capacity.
Your Lawyer Can Help You Negotiate for a Fair Settlement
The Fitch Law Firm LLC has helped many people and is familiar with Ohio law and Codified Ordinances of the City of Springfield, Ohio. A lawyer with our firm will walk you through the T-bone truck accident case process and stand by your side the entire time.
Your team will:
- Negotiate with the insurance company for a fair award
- Walk you through your options for recovering compensation and seeking justice
- Protect your legal rights
- Stand with you in court if the need arises
- File all paperwork
- Speak with the other party’s legal team
- Evaluate your losses and list them in a demand letter
- Investigate your case to determine fault and liability
- Prove that you deserve a fair award
Do not hesitate to tell your team about other ways we could help you.
You May Be Able to Hold Multiple Negligent Parties Liable in Your Claim
By filing an insurance claim or lawsuit, you could force the negligent individual to face how they harmed you. Others could be liable for your losses as well, however.
Negligence on the Part of a Trucking Company
If the driver was working at the time of the collision, you might be able to seek damages from the driver’s employer as well. For instance, the driver could have a history of reckless driving or prior DUI charges.
The company might have chosen not to perform a background check on the driver, leaving the driver to perform their duties while posing a risk to others on the road.
Manufacturer or Mechanic Error
If we find that a defect or mismanaged part of the truck caused or contributed to the accident, we will hunt down service and manufacturing records to see if a mechanic or assembly worker was negligent in their work.
For instance, the trucking company might have paid for a brake line change, but the mechanic might have failed to do so—enabling the driver to hit you due to their inability to brake.
Municipality Failure to Maintain the Intersection
The city or state might have failed to keep the traffic lights working at the intersection at which you were injured. We will investigate other accidents that occurred at your specific accident site to find any common denominators.
Perhaps the speed limit was set too high on the stretch of road in question.
You Could Pursue Wrongful Death Damages
A 2016 study published in Injury Epidemiology affirms how dangerous T-bone accidents can be for passengers. If you suffered the deeply unfortunate loss of a family member because of a truck accident striking your vehicle, we can help.
You have a limited time to file a wrongful death lawsuit under Ohio law. Your lawyer will help you stay within this time frame.
The Attorneys at the Fitch Law Firm LLC Want to Help You
After suffering a traumatic experience like a T-bone truck accident, you deserve to receive some help in your fight. Call the Fitch Law Firm LLC for a free case consultation.
We will explain how we represent clients and how we secure our fees from a portion of your settlement or judgment. You are under a time constraint due to the personal injury timeline imposed by Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §2125.02, so reach out to our team at your earliest convenience.