Were you or a loved one injured in a truck accident? Let a Cincinnati T-bone truck accident lawyer fight for the compensation you need to pay your bills.
Contact the Fitch Law Firm, LLC, to get started with a free case evaluation. Our phone number is (513) 407-4521.
Our Law Firm Can Manage Your T-Bone Truck Accident Case for You
The Fitch Law Firm, LLC, can help you build your case. We can help you and your case by:
- Explaining your options: The law is complicated, so it is not always easy to know what steps you should take. Your lawyer will help you make all decisions.
- Identifying the liable party: We can investigate your truck accident to identify who you can sue and what types of damages might entitle you to compensation.
- Communicating with other parties: Your lawyer will talk with the liable party and their representatives on your behalf.
- Communicating with you: You will receive regular updates about your case, so you never have to wonder what is going on.
- Fighting for your compensation: If the insurance company is reluctant to offer a fair settlement, we will negotiate for a better one and even go to court if we have to.
- Working on a contingent basis: We will not charge you any attorney’s fees unless and until you recover compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a t-bone truck accidents lawyer serving Cincinnati, call 614-545-3930
Our Legal Team Can Help You File Your Case for Compensation on Time
If you were in a truck accident, you will want to sue the liable party or parties as quickly as possible. The primary reason for this is that the statute of limitations bars people who file their lawsuit late from pursuing compensation.
According to Ohio Revised Code § 2305.10, you generally have two years to take legal action against the liable party.
In addition, it is often easier to collect evidence (e.g., witness statements and surveillance footage) when your accident is still recent. If you wait too long, people who saw the accident may forget important details, and other types of evidence may be destroyed.
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Know Which Damages Entitle You to Compensation
Your accident may entitle you to two types of compensation: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages will reimburse you for financial losses inflicted by:
- Medical costs: You sought any type of medical treatment or assistance to deal with your injuries.
- Repair costs: You had to fix or replace your car due to collision-related damage.
- Loss of wages: Because of your injuries, you were unable to go to work and earn your usual salary and benefits.
Non-economic damages will reimburse you for physical and mental stressors inflicted by:
- Scarring: The accident left you with disfiguring or painful marks.
- Pain and suffering: Your injuries were physically and psychologically distressing.
- Disability: Your injuries resulted in a permanent physical or mental disability.
Truck Accident Cases That Involve a Loved One’s Death
If your truck accident resulted in your loved one’s death, you may be able to pursue compensation for damages caused by their passing, such as:
- Funeral expenses: You had to pay for funeral services to lay your loved one to rest. This can also apply to costs for cremation services.
- Loss of financial support: Your loved one passed away from their accident injuries, unexpectedly depriving you of their income.
- Loss of companionship: You lost a loved one in the crash, severing the bond of mutual affection and support that the two of you shared.
Call the Fitch Law Firm, LLC, for a free consultation at (513) 407-4521.
We Can Investigate Who Might Be Held Liable for Your Truck Accident Damages
T-bone accidents, also known as side collisions, occur when one vehicle hits the side of another. Therefore, if you were involved in a T-bone truck accident, you were in one of two positions:
- The truck hit you: You had the right of way, but the truck kept going anyway, blowing through a stop sign or another signal as you were crossing in front of them.
- You hit the truck: You had the right of way when the truck suddenly crossed in front of you, not giving you time to stop and prevent a collision.
However, liability is assigned to whose negligence caused the accident, not which side you were on. Our legal team can investigate your case to identify who and what caused your accident, which might involve identifying other liable parties and contributing causal factors.
Potentially Liable Parties in Truck Accident Cases
Besides the truck driver, other parties might be held liable for your damages if their negligence contributed to the accident or if they bear responsibility over the truck driver.
For example, other liable parties may include:
- The trucking company if they employ the truck driver
- The maintenance company if improper truck maintenance caused a vehicle malfunction in the truck and your accident
- The truck manufacturing company if the truck experienced vehicle malfunctions because of a faulty part or vehicle design
- A third party who contributed to the accident, such as another passenger vehicle driver
If your case involves multiple liable parties, we may be able to pursue compensation from each party.
Truck Accident Causes
How do these types of accidents happen, and how can they be prevented? Truck accidents are often the result of driver carelessness, such as:
- Ignoring traffic signs
- Drowsy driving
- Distracted driving
Non-driver-related reasons for truck accidents include:
- Poor roadway maintenance
- Poor truck maintenance
- Defective truck parts
In many cases, there is more than one reason for the accident. This is why hiring a lawyer to conduct an independent investigation on your behalf is so important.
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A Cincinnati T-bone Truck Accident Lawyer Is Here for You
According to statistics provided by the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), the number of truck accidents in Hamilton County dropped dramatically in 2020. There were 2,034 “commercial-related” accidents (i.e., accidents involving commercial vehicles like trucks) in 2018, yet 2020 had just over half as many accidents (1,373).
At the Fitch Law Firm, LLC, we work with truck accident victims on a regular basis, so we know how difficult it is to recover from such terrible, terrifying events.