Help For Victims Of Truck And Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Trucks and other large commercial vehicles serve important purposes, but they are also a threat to the safety of other drivers on the road. According to recent statistics from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, an average of 110 people per year are killed in crashes involving heavy trucks on Ohio roads and highways. Countless more suffer serious injury or permanent disability.

If you or a loved one has been harmed in a truck accident caused by negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. For nearly four decades, The Ferruccio Law Firm has been helping victims and their families seek damages for the devastating financial, physical and emotional consequences of truck accidents.

Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

In many cases, commercial truck accidents are the result of some type of negligence on the part of the driver, his or her employer, or both. Common causes and contributing factors include:

  • Truck driver fatigue or drowsy driving
  • Driving with a concealed and/or untreated medical condition such as sleep apnea
  • Distracted driving and inattentive driving
  • Impaired driving (alcohol and drugs)
  • Violations of hours-of-service rules and other regulations
  • Speeding or aggressive driving
  • Carrying loads that are too heavy, improperly secured or unbalanced
  • Negligence in hiring and training truck drivers (trucking companies)
  • Failure to monitor truck drivers (trucking companies)
  • Failure to maintain and repair brakes and other vehicle components

Who Can Be Held Liable After A Crash?

In the aftermath of a serious or fatal truck or commercial vehicle accident, there can be many liable parties. Depending on the facts of the case, you may be able to pursue damages against the at-fault truck driver, his or her employer and the company's insurer.

If the crash was caused by a police car, fire truck, city bus or other municipal vehicle, the city or county government may be liable.

Because these types of cases can be complex and involve multiparty liability, it is important to seek the help of an experienced attorney sooner rather than later.

Have You Been Seriously Injured? Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation.

With an office in Canton, The Ferruccio Law Firm serves clients in Stark County and Northern Ohio. To discuss your rights and legal options with a dedicated personal injury lawyer, call us at 330-452-6400, or send us an email.