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Trucking accidents can be devastating, resulting in serious injuries or even fatalities. With the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks, collisions involving these vehicles can cause significant damage to both people and property. If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, it’s important to understand your rights and options. Our team of skilled personal injury attorneys at Cooper Elliott has extensive experience in handling trucking accident cases throughout Ohio and all over the U.S. We are dedicated to fighting for the justice and compensation that our clients deserve.

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Our attorneys uncover the truth behind the truck accident.

Trucking accidents are a significant concern in Ohio due to the state's extensive network of highways and the high volume of commercial truck traffic. These accidents can be especially dangerous due to the size and weight of the trucks involved, which can cause catastrophic injuries or fatalities.

Additionally, determining liability in a trucking accident case can be challenging due to the numerous parties involved, including the driver, trucking company, and potentially other third parties such as maintenance providers, brokers, or shippers. Plus, the trucking industry is highly-regulated, and navigating the complex regulations and standards requires additional knowledge and skill. As a result, seeking the help of an experienced personal injury attorney with a strong understanding of trucking accident cases is essential to protecting your rights and obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Some of the most common causes of trucking accidents in Ohio include:

  • Driver error
  • Operating beyond allowable hours-of-service
  • Equipment failure
  • Improper loading
  • Poor roadway design
  • Negligent trucking companies

  • High Speed Truck Accident Lawsuits
    Serious injuries or death from a high-speed crash

  • Commercial Truck Drunk Driver Lawsuits
    Fatal or serious injury caused by intoxication or substance abuse

  • Distracted Driving Semi-Truck Accident Lawsuits
    Accidents caused by a truck driver not paying attention

  • Government-Owned Truck Accident Lawsuits
    An accident caused by a mail truck, garbage truck, or other government vehicles

  • Multiple-Vehicle Accident Lawsuits
    Complex truck accident resulting in serious injury or death

  • Cargo Spill Lawsuits
    Accident caused by semi-truck cargo spilled onto the road


How Cooper Elliott Can Fight For You After Your Truck Accident

A serious accident is tragic enough, but it can also leave you with lost wages, staggering medical bills, and a totaled vehicle. You could end up with life-changing injuries or find yourself planning a funeral for someone you love. Our team of Ohio personal injury attorneys at Cooper Elliott have experience in truck accident cases across the nation and are ready to help you with the following steps throughout your case.

  • We investigate your accident to determine the cause and who is responsible for your injuries after your accident. (In some cases, there may be multiple parties who share liability. These could include the truck driver, the trucking company, the manufacturer of the truck or its parts, the company responsible for loading the cargo, and even other third parties involved in the operation of the truck.)
  • We explain your legal rights and options for pursuing compensation, including filing insurance claims and initiating a lawsuit if necessary.
  • We negotiate with insurance companies and other parties on your behalf to seek a fair settlement.
  • If a settlement cannot be reached, we can represent you in court and advocate for your interests at trial.

Additionally, throughout the process, our team is dedicated to providing you with support and guidance, ensuring that your rights are protected and that you have the best possible chance of obtaining the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.


Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you may have questions about whether you have a case or the timing involved with filing a lawsuit after a truck accident. Here are answers to what many of our clients want to know.

What should I do after a truck accident in Ohio?

1. If you've been involved in a truck accident in Ohio, the first and most important step is to seek medical attention for any injuries.

2. If possible, document the scene of the accident by taking photos and getting contact information from any witnesses.

3. Contact the police and report the accident, and obtain a copy of the accident report.

4. It's also important to avoid discussing the details of the accident with anyone other than the police and your attorney.

5. Finally, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to help protect your rights and begin building a strong case for compensation.

What types of compensation can I recover after an Ohio truck accident?
  • Medical expenses: This includes all expenses related to your medical treatment, including hospital bills, doctor's visits, medication, and rehabilitation.
  • Lost wages: If your injuries have caused you to miss work or reduced your earning capacity, you may be able to recover compensation for your lost wages.
  • Pain and suffering: Compensation may be available for the physical and emotional pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of the accident.
  • Property damage: If your vehicle or other property was damaged in the accident, you may be able to recover the cost of repairs or replacement.
  • Punitive damages: In cases where the responsible party's conduct was particularly egregious, punitive damages may be awarded as a form of punishment and deterrent.
How long does a truck accident lawsuit take?

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer for this. Depending on the specifics of your accident, it can take anywhere from a few months to a few years before everything is finished.
Here are a few factors that can affect timing:

  • The specifics of the commercial truck accident. Getting to the truth can take time. For example, the true cause of an accident may be that the trucking company set unsafe deadlines, causing the driver to speed or skip much-needed breaks.
  • The extent of your injuries. The lasting effect of injuries isn't always apparent right away. We want to make sure your lawsuit or settlement covers all of your expenses.
  • The actions of the insurance companies. Both the driver and the business they work for may have insurance, but there's often a lot of back and forth between insurance companies to avoid responsibility. We push both insurers to pay what you deserve.
  • Going to court. Truck accident cases that go to trial often take longer than cases that are settled out of court.
How much will I have to pay for a truck accident attorney?

Cooper Elliott offers free consultations, and attorneys fees are only paid if we win your lawsuit or settle your claim out of court. We discuss payment details with you at each stage of the process so there are no surprises.


Have you been injured in a commercial truck accident?

If a trucking accident has caused you to suffer serious injuries or the loss of a loved one, you deserve justice. Schedule a free consultation today to get started.

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