Truck Accident Attorney in Lima, Ohio
Demanding Justice for Victims of Truck Accidents
Truck collisions are some of the most serious and devastating accidents that can happen on the road. If you were involved or injured in a trucking accident, or if you’ve lost a loved one because of a negligent truck driver, we understand you’re going through a great deal of loss. We’re dedicated to giving you the guidance and support you deserve during this unimaginable time.
We have been providing compassionate representation and personalized legal guidance to our clients in their personal injury claims since 1980. We’re ready to thoroughly review and investigate all of the facts of your semi-truck accident and advise you on all your possible options to seek compensation. Also, we promise to fight relentlessly to protect your best interests and help you pursue the financial justice you deserve.
Reach out to us in Lima, Ohio, to get started with a free consultation. We proudly represent truck injury victims and their families throughout Allen County, Hardin County, Auglaize County, Putnam County, Hancock County, Mercer County, and all Northwest Ohio communities.
Liability for 18-Wheeler Accidents in Ohio
Wrecks involving commercial trucks are far more complicated than a typical car accident claim. There are often multiple parties involved, which means that there are more people and companies that victims may be able to file their claims against, including:
The truck driver
The truck driver’s employer
The truck’s owner
The cargo owner or loader
The truck maintenance company
In addition to being more complex, the injuries resulting from an 18-wheeler accident are much more likely to lead to a case of wrongful death. When you work with our attorney, you can be confident that you will have a skilled litigator fighting to help you obtain the compensation your family needs to move forward from the tragedy you’ve endured. Let us handle the demands of the legal process so you can focus on what matters most and take the time you need to grieve.
Ohio Personal Injury Laws
Multiple laws come into question with truck accident cases. Before pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim, familiarize yourself with the following:
Ohio Statute of Limitations
Statutes of limitations define the legal time limits for accident victims to file their personal injury claims. The clock (typically) starts on the day of the accident and stops depending on which state you reside in. In Ohio, the general time limit for submitting an injury lawsuit is two years.
There are a handful of exceptions that could extend your window of time to file your personal injury or wrongful death claim, so it is important to consult a skilled attorney. During your initial consultation with us, we will perform a claim evaluation and advise you on the best way to proceed. Contact us now to schedule a meeting.
Federal Motor Carrier Regulations
Ohio truck drivers, owners, and manufacturers must comply with both state and federal motor carrier regulations. These statutes often require truck operators to possess more insurance than non-commercial drivers. Higher insurance policy limits mean deeper pockets, which makes fair compensation for the plaintiff all the more possible.
Our truck accident attorney is experienced in holding the responsible party accountable in a variety of injury cases. If the truck driver or company was at-fault for the accident, we will collect and organize the evidence that proves this. Let us advocate for you in your truck accident or wrongful death case, and we will do everything we can to recover the losses you’ve endured.
Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
Hiring a competent and qualified attorney can mean the difference between an effective recovery and prolonged suffering. Regardless of the complexity of your case, you deserve to explore your legal options for securing a settlement that covers your losses. If your loved one has been injured or killed in a trucking accident, our experienced personal injury lawyer at Siferd & Associates, LPA, is here for you. To discuss your case and learn more about your best options for pursuing financial compensation, set up a consultation with our firm in Lima, Ohio.