When a tractor trailer accident occurs, the likelihood of injury, death, and property damage is heightened. Truck accidents result in more serious injuries and a larger number of deaths than other traffic accidents. These trucks can be 75 feet long and weigh in around 80,000 pounds. When negligence is the cause of a truck collision, the truck accident attorneys at Wright & Schulte are ready to make sure the innocent victims of these tragedies are able to seek compensation from those responsible. You have a right to recover medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and other damages brought on by the accident. At Wright & Schulte, the attorneys are dedicated to righting the wrongs on behalf of those people injured in truck accidents that were caused by no fault of their own.
While the trucking industry is heavily regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), many trucking companies fail to follow the rules. The FMCSA found four reasons for semi-truck driver’s fault in tractor trailer crashes including:
- The driver suffered a heart attack, seizure, or other physical or disabling impairment, or the driver fell asleep behind the wheel
- The driver was distracted by something, or was inattentive or failed to observe a situation correctly.
- The driver made poor decisions, such as driving too fast or too closely, or misjudged the flow of traffic.
- The driver performed poorly by overcompensating, panicking, or failed to control the direction of the tractor trailer.
The truck accident attorneys of Wright & Schulte have built a reputation as dedicated advocates for the injured as we successfully protect the rights of personal injury victims throughout Ohio. Our Dayton truck accident attorneys have access to a vast number of resources including accident reconstruction experts, automotive and mechanical engineers, and others who will aid our legal team in building a strong and persuasive case on your behalf. When you choose to retain one of our experienced and aggressive truck accident attorneys, you can trust that you have a tough advocate to fight on your behalf in and out of the courtroom.
Our truck accident attorneys have successfully represented clients in lawsuits involving:
- Brake or tire problems
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Roadway problems (i.e. poor design)
- Drug or alcohol use
- Pressure from trucking company to complete delivery
- Violation of traffic rules
- Distracted driving
- Overloaded trucks
- Poorly secured cargo
When truck collisions do occur, trucking companies involved in the accident often send representatives to the accident scene to confront victims and limit the trucking company’s liability for the accident. Our truck accident attorneys will aggressively fight to ensure you are treated fairly and receive all the compensation you deserve under the law. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, the compassionate and aggressive truck accident attorneys at Wright & Schulte are ready to help. To request a free consultation with our attorneys, fill out our online form or call our office at 1-800-399-0795 and discuss your legal options today.