Truck Accidents in Cleveland
Cleveland truck accident lawyers offering compassionate service
It can be difficult sharing the roads with large trucks, including big rigs, semis and tractor-trailers. Because of their large size and limited visibility, trucks are difficult to maneuver even when there is no negligence involved. When trucks are involved in an accident, the resulting injuries to drivers and passengers of smaller cars can be catastrophic, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries and paralysis, amputations and even death.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, you need help from a Cleveland truck accident attorney with experience and compassion. The attorneys of Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co., L.P.A. (NRS) are truly dedicated to our clients, striving to get real results, including compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Our attorneys want to ensure that you are fully compensated for your injury, for immediate damages and for more long-term expenses such as costs for rehabilitation and lost earning capacity.
Truck driver negligence and other causes of trucking accidents
One of the most common causes of devastating truck accidents is truck driver negligence. Common types of truck driver negligence include:
- Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs
- Distracted driving
- Truck driver fatigue
- Failure to yield to smaller vehicles
- Sudden lane changes
Commercial truck drivers and trucking companies must operate under very specific guidelines. When they fail to follow these rules, accidents often result. In addition to the negligence of drivers, truck accidents in Cleveland are commonly caused by:
- Negligent hiring of truck drivers
- Inadequate driver training
- Improperly loaded or overloaded vehicles
- Inadequate vehicle maintenance
- Truck defects and manufacturer negligence
Cleveland truck accident attorneys seek to hold the right parties responsible
When a truck driver causes you injuries while on the job, his or her employer and the employer’s insurance company may be held responsible for the harm you sustain. If you are a truck driver who was injured on the job, NRS also offers assistance with Cleveland workers’ compensation claims against your employer and employer’s insurer. Commercial trucking companies and their insurers often have little or no incentive to settle a case to your benefit, so our attorneys take an aggressive stance to protect you in negotiations and present a strong case for you in court when needed.
If you have been injured or have lost a family member in a truck accident, the trucking accident lawyers and Cleveland workers’ comp attorneys at NRS have the knowledge, skill and compassion to help guide you through to recovery. Call us toll-free at 1.855.GOT.HURT (1.855.468.4878) or contact us by filling out our No-Risk Consultation form.