Cincinnati Truck Accident Attorneys Ready to Help
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a tractor trailer, semi truck, or 18 wheeler accident in Cincinnati, you will need the services of a truck accident attorney. We are familiar with the specific laws and regulations that govern the industry in Ohio, and we have a team and the resources necessary to build a strong case for you.
Causes of Truck Accidents on our Roadways
Inadequate training, overloaded freight, poor maintenance, driver fatigue, speeding, distracted driving, and equipment failure may be factors in a truck accident. Ohio and Federal law regulate how drivers must drive and how trucks must be maintained. As an example, drivers are required to fill out both pre- and post-trip vehicle inspection reports and trucking companies are required to equip trucks with tire pressure monitoring systems.
Our team of truck accident attorneys will maximize your case so you have the best chance at getting the best possible pay out. If the responsible party from the trucking company does not offer a settlement that covers the pain and suffering, money loss, property loss that you have suffered, we will recommend that you take the claim to court and we will represent you adequately. In the hands of our expert lawyers, your claim has a very good chance at getting you the maximum payout for your tragedy and loss.
Semi Trucks are Heavy, Large, and Dangerous
Even when an 18 Wheeler is being driven perfectly, there is always a risk of a serious accident because of their blind spots, weight, and size. This is why the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) strictly regulates the operations of trucking companies. FMCSA enforces trucking regulations through:
- Compliance reviews
- Roadside Inspections
- Trucking Terminal Audits
- Complaint Investigations
- Logging of Driver Hours
Rules and Regulations for Truck Drivers in Cincinnati
FMCSA has strict requirements regarding driver qualifications. A driver must have a valid CDL (commercial driver’s license), must speak and understand English, and must be over 21. Vehicles must be in good state of repair, drivers must not abuse drugs and alcohol while driving, and trucks must have minimum insurance coverage (which is higher than that of passenger vehicles).
We will investigate to determine if the truck failed to comply with any of these rules. We also rely on such accident and driver reports, driver logs, trucking company’s compliance history, data from the Electronic On-board RecordingDevices (EOBRs), and witness statements.
Why you should have a truck accident lawyer if you or a family member has been in a trucking accident
Determining liability in a trucking accident in Cincinnati is the job of an experienced truck accident lawyer. We can assist you determine reliability and hold the liable party or parties accountable for your injuries, monetary losses, or the loss of your loved one. These could be the trucking company, the insurer, the driver, the company that did the maintenance, or the company that did the loading.
Trucking accidents usually lead to serious injuries. You may not be in a position to file the claim, gather the relevant evidence, attend sessions with the at-fault party’s representatives, or attend court sessions. Hiring us gives you peace of mind and allows you to recuperate.