The Brannon Law Firm has aggressively represented the victims of truck accidents who have suffered devastating injuries, such as paralysis, brain damage and wrongful death. Many people think of truck accidents as simply car accidents with much larger vehicles, but the laws governing trucks are much different and can be very complex. Understanding the finer details of commercial motor vehicle law is essential in representing victims of truck accidents. With over forty years of trucking litigation experience, our firm understands what is necessary to win multi-million dollar verdicts against trucking companies and their drivers who disregard the rules of the road.
The intersection of I-75 and I-70 in Dayton, Ohio is one of the largest cross-roads in the country. The frequency of commercial vehicles puts drivers at a higher risk of being injured in a truck accident. Truck drivers that use these highways often disregard the rights and safety of smaller vehicles. Establishing liability on the part of the truck driver and trucking company is an essential component of litigating any truck accident case. Truck crashes involve professional drivers operating “big rigs” for large companies who often sacrifice safety for larger profits. This results in drivers speeding, drivers being tired, drivers being inadequately trained, drivers using drugs or alcohol, companies failing to fix and maintain the trucks, companies overloading trucks, and many other violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
It is important to act quickly after being involved in a serious trucking accident so that evidence can be preserved. Most trucking companies and their insurers will immediately send an investigator to the accident scene and try and blame the other driver. When this happens, you need an attorney to protect your rights. For example, the Brannon Law Firm got a large settlement in a trucking case where a semi-truck crossed over the center line of the roadway striking our client’s vehicle and killed her instantly. At the time, the road was covered with snow and ice. The trucking company tried to blame our client, because there were no skid marks on the road and the truck driver claimed that our client’s car veered into his line instead. Had we not been immediately contacted by the victim’s family, the little evidence that was left would have literally melted away with the snow and ice. Due to the quick response by our client’s family and our attorney’s, we were able to document the marks in the ice to prove that the truck driver was the one who crossed over the center line.
Each truck accident has its own complex set of circumstances that require a qualified trial lawyer who can promptly investigate the accident, preserve evidence, consider the applicable trucking laws and evaluate the economic impact of a persons injury or death. As part of our litigation team, we employ professional investigators, accident re-constructionists, medical examiners, life care planners and economists to ensure that trucking companies and their insurers are held responsible for their wrongful conduct. If you or someone you care about, has been the victim of a trucking accident and needs assistance, call our offices today for a free consultation in our office, at your home, or in a hospital room.