The Goldberg Law Firm Co., LPA

The Goldberg Law Firm Co., LPA

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Ohio Truck Accident Lawyers

Trucking is the life-blood of American business. They transport everything from sewing needles to new automobiles from the manufacturer or seaport to the retail stores we shop at daily.

While it once took one farm laborer to gather food to feed three people, we now have truckers whizzing down our highways, in climate controlled cabs, hauling food for ten thousand people at a time. However, despite the blessings of modern trucking, the industry is still plagued with avoidable accidents– many of which are outright catastrophes for victims and their families. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), an American is injured or killed every 16 minutes in a truck accident. Despite safety concerns, the frequency of big-rig truck accidents has been on the increase over the last decade– up over 30% since 1997.

Trucks, by virtue of their size and weight, cause more horrific injuries and death per mile driven than cars, vans and SUVs combined. In general, a truck going 50 miles per hour has twice the collision energy of a car traveling 70 miles per hour. There are few “fender benders” when hit by an 18-wheeler. When accidents occur between trailer-trucks and passenger cars, 98% of fatal injuries are to car occupants. According to truck safety experts, truck accidents occur for a number of reasons– most of which are preventable:

  • Aggressive driving by truckers – especially tailgating;
  • Speeding and ignoring reduced truck speed limit signs;
  • Use of alcohol and/or stimulants;
  • Unrealistic and over-pressured schedules;
  • Truck driver fatigue from long work shifts;
  • Failure to inspect tires, brakes and lights;
  • Failure to install blind-spot mirrors; and
  • Overloading and Jack-knifing.

Automobiles are designed to withstand most collisions from like size vehicles– not 40 ton trucks. Likewise, trucks appear designed to survive crashes with other trucks. Their high front-bumpers can pass right over a trunk or hood and smash right into car passenger compartments. While all this means truckers must be exceedingly cautious in traffic, at-risk truckers often have a “king of the road” mentality– negligently issuing death-decrees to car drivers and passengers in their way.

At Goldberg Law offices, we have over 23 years of experience helping victims of truck accidents and their families. We know how to bring claims for property damages, injuries or even death– knowing that while money alone cannot replace those so tragically taken, it can help ease future burdens of those who remain. We have a full-time physician on staff to review the nature of the injuries and technical consultants to help prepare your case for trial or settlement. We are not afraid to go up against any responsible trucker and/or truck company for payment due– no matter how large, wealthy or powerful they appear to be.

We offer no-charge consultation and will be happy to discuss a potential claim involving injury or death from a truck accident. Victims and family members deserve compensation from negligent truckers and truck companies who cause accidents – and the best legal team to fight for them. However, any potential claim must be filed within the applicable Statutes of Limitation, which are very short. We can answer your questions about your claim and concerns about the time-frame in which to bring it. Don’t let the compensation you may be entitled to lapse for failure to file your claim in a timely fashion. Please call today to discuss your potential truck accident claim at no cost to you.