Ohio Semi-Truck Accident Attorneys
Each year, semi trucks cause many accidents that put victims in the hospital or result in wrongful death. When these accidents are the result of negligence, victims or their surviving families may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the liable party. It is important to consult a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer to learn if you have case. Moreover, it is critical to do this as soon as possible, as there are probably time limits on a victim's right to file a claim.
Contact us for a free consultation if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a semi-truck accident.
When trucking companies fail to follow the regulations governing the operation of their trucks, they put their drivers and the public at risk of serious injury or death. Most truck drivers are responsible, safe people. But when a truck driver or his or her employer chooses to put you and your family's lives at risk by cutting corners on safety or pushing through too many hours on the road, we help you hold them accountable. That includes the insurance company, which usually controls the litigation and pays the bill up to the driver's or company's coverage level. — Managing partner Peter H. Weinberger
Known for Thorough Case Preparation
We investigate each case thoroughly, consulting with experts such as engineers, road design specialists, maintenance providers, physicians and others. We prepare every case in anticipation of trial, knowing that the other side is far more likely to offer a fair settlement in an effort to avoid appearing in court. Our law firm has the resources to call upon these professionals when preparing cases. Because of our extensive experience, our Cleveland attorneys can quickly identify the witnesses who will add the most to a client's case.
Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents
Tractor-trailer accidents have many causes, including:
- Faulty truck maintenance
- Inadequate driver training
- Improper loading
- Damaged or incorrectly installed truck safety equipment
- Distracted drivers
- Driver fatigue
- Driving too fast for road conditions
- Separation of tractor and trailer
We urge individuals injured in truck accidents to avoid speaking to the trucking company's insurance adjuster. This can backfire and damage your case. Adjusters are well schooled in interview techniques that may result in your admitting some level of liability, even if this is not what you intended. Having an experienced personal injury attorney can help you avoid this mistake.
Experienced, Sophisticated, Reputable
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber is recognized as one of the pre-eminent truck accident law firms in Ohio. We are one of the first civil litigation firms to take on individual and mass tort cases that have had a lasting impact on how negligence laws have been shaped over the past several decades. We represent clients who were injured in tractor-trailer accidents. With more than 65 years of experience handling the most challenging and complex cases, we understand the laws and regulations governing the operation of semi trucks. We know the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act (FMCSA) thoroughly and are able to hold drivers and trucking companies liable for negligent violations of the law and resulting accidents.
Contact us if you have been injured or lost a loved one in a semi-truck accident.
Free Consultation · Contingency Fees · Spanish and Ukrainian Interpreters
Our Ohio lawyers offer free, confidential consultations to determine whether you have a tractor-trailer accident case. Please contact us as soon as possible to avoid deadlines that may exclude you from filing a claim. We handle all truck accident cases on a contingency basis, so if we tell you that you have a case, be assured that we are prepared to move forward without charging you attorneys' fees. You owe us only if we win compensation for your loss.
Remember, if you have a claim, there is most likely a statute of limitations clock running, after which you won't have the right to file a lawsuit. Protect your rights by contacting us today or calling us at (877) 696-3303.