A Dayton intersection truck accident lawyer from The Fitch Law Firm LLC may be able to help you develop your claim and seek compensation following a collision at an intersection with a tractor-trailer truck. If you were hurt in a Dayton, Ohio, crash caused by a truck driver, you may have a case against that driver and their employer.
Let The Fitch Law Firm LLC evaluate your legal case for free. We can speak with you about your options and offer advice during a consultation. Our truck accident lawyers may be able to help you prove the at-fault parties are accountable and recover damages.
When To File an Intersection Truck Accident Case
One of the top reasons more truck accident victims don’t pursue their intersection accident claims is they are not sure whether they have grounds for a case. You may hesitate because you believe your injuries are not severe enough to warrant legal action.
However, when your injuries have had a substantial impact on your life, you could be entitled to recover financial compensation, so consider the following questions:
- How have my injuries impacted my life physically and financially?
- What is my prognosis?
- Will I be able to work as I did prior to the accident?
- How am I feeling mentally and emotionally?
In speaking with a Dayton truck accident lawyer on our team and discussing these questions, you may be able to get a better understanding of whether you have grounds to file a claim or lawsuit against the other party.
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How a Lawyer Can Help You Seek Financial Recovery After a Truck Intersection Accident
Victims of truck intersection accidents have a right to seek compensation for their accident-related injuries and damages. The most common way The Fitch Law Firm LLC can help our clients recover compensation following a truck collision is through an insurance settlement agreement.
However, sometimes we may need to sue the trucking company and driver to pursue a fair and just payout for our client.
You Must Meet State Deadlines if You File a Truck Accident Lawsuit
In general, we may have only two years to sue the liable parties if we cannot reach a settlement. This is codified under Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10 for injury accidents and Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02 for fatal accidents that support a wrongful death action.
If you wait beyond two years to file your lawsuit, the court may prevent you from holding the other party accountable for your damages. Our intersection truck accident lawyer can help you get your lawsuit filed on time.
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Recoverable Damages in a Dayton Intersection Truck Accident Case
It may be possible for our team to secure current and future damages for you after your collision. This may include compensation for the expenses and losses you experienced and will likely experience due to the crash. Examples include:
- Your ambulance transportation
- Your treatment, hospitalization, and related expenses
- Your rehabilitation and future care needs
- Long-term care costs for catastrophic injuries
- Lost wages and future time missed at work
- Diminished ability to earn a living
- Repairs to your vehicle
- Pain and suffering and other intangible losses
Wrongful Death Damages
Wrongful death damages may be available if your family member died from truck collision injuries or a related complication in Dayton. Our team can help you pursue this type of case, as well.
We can pursue compensation for:
- Funeral costs
- Your loved one’s medical expenses
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- The income your loved one would have continued to provide
- Loss of consortium
You and your family deserve to grieve in peace and properly honor the memory of your loved one. While you focus on this, we can handle your wrongful death case. When we take on your case, we can explain who in your family has the right to file a lawsuit and fight for fair compensation.
The Attorneys at The Fitch Law Firm LLC Have the Experience You Need When It Comes to Helping Truck Accident Victims
A Dayton truck accident at intersections lawyer from The Fitch Law Firm LLC may be able to go to work on your case quickly, securing the necessary evidence to support your allegations and prove your damages. This may include the evidence held by the trucking company. We will gather this evidence from them.
In addition to collecting evidence to support your case, we also take care of many other aspects of protecting your rights and pursuing a fair outcome on your behalf. This includes:
- Managing all communications, phone calls, and paperwork related to the accident
- Working with insurers and the law firm representing the trucking company
- Obtaining all files and documents necessary
- Consulting with experts about your medical condition, future care, and accident reconstruction as necessary
- Developing and filing your insurance claim
- Identifying and meeting all applicable deadlines
- Preparing any legal documents and filing them as necessary
- Litigating your case during pretrial and trial, if needed
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We Get Results for Our Truck Accident Injury Clients
Our team has helped accident victims seek and secure financial recoveries after traffic accidents for more than 30 years. Some truck accident recoveries include:
- $6,000,000 for a client who suffered serious injuries
- $1,000,000 for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- $1,150,000 for another TBI client
Other traffic accident case results include:
- $1,450,000 for a car accident victim whose fractured leg and ankle prevented them from working and led to significant lost wages
How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Dayton Intersection Truck Accident Lawyer?
At The Fitch Law Firm LLC, we review truck accident cases for free and represent our clients on a contingency-fee basis. You will never need to pay attorney’s fees unless we secure compensation for you in your case.
Our fees only come from the recovery we win for you, whether through an out-of-court agreement or court award. You don’t have to worry about additional financial stress after an accident. Working with our firm is affordable.
You May Be Able To Hold the Driver or the Trucking Company Responsible for Your Accident
According to data from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), about 50% of all injury or fatality collisions occur at intersections. Intersections require drivers to pay careful attention to traffic signs or signals and follow their instructions. When they do not, there is a high risk of a crash.
A driver may have been negligent if they were:
- Texting while driving the truck
- Drinking and driving
- Driving distracted by speaking to another passenger, making phone calls, or changing the station on the truck’s radio
- Driving aggressively
- Refusing to adjust their speed in poor weather conditions
Commonly, intersection collisions are side-impact crashes, which can occur when one vehicle runs a stop sign or red light or fails to yield to oncoming traffic. Rear-end collisions can also occur at intersections when the rear vehicle fails to obey the traffic signal and slams into the back of a car stopped for the stop sign or red light.
When a truck driver or other professional driver causes an accident, their employer may be liable. The employer may be liable if:
- They were responsible for the truck’s maintenance, and they failed to properly maintain the vehicle
- They failed to properly train the truck driver
- They scheduled the truck driver to work too many hours, which could lead to driver fatigue
- They knew there was a faulty part on the truck and allowed the driver to use the vehicle anyway
At The Fitch Law Firm LLC, we know how this works and what we need to do to prove negligence occurred. We can help you hold the driver and their employer liable based on their negligent actions.
Other Parties Who Could Share Liability in an Intersection Truck Accident
In addition to negligent truckers and trucking companies, other parties could be responsible for causing your injuries. For instance, if defective truck parts contributed to your collision, the investigation could show several parties share liability, such as:
- Commercial truck part designers, manufacturers, or distributors
- Safety inspectors for commercial trucks
- The truck maintenance company
- The owner of the truck
It is the duty of truck maintenance workers, owners, or any other potentially liable party to ensure that the vehicle is safe to drive.
How To Prove Negligence in an Intersection Truck Accident Case
To obtain damages in your truck accident case, your lawyer will need to prove liability and show that the defendant was negligent in their actions. The four elements of negligence you must apply to your case include:
- Duty of care: The other party had a duty to keep you out of harm.
- Breach of duty: They failed to uphold this duty.
- Causation: Their negligence was the cause of your accident and the injuries you suffered.
- Damages: The accident and your injuries caused you to suffer damages.
We will use evidence to prove that the other party was negligent. In truck accident cases, there is valuable evidence you can use to prove fault, including:
- Black box data
- Employment records
- Traffic camera footage
- Photographs of the scene and your injuries
- Your medical records
- The driver’s blood alcohol concentration levels
- The police report
- Safety inspection reports
- Witness statements
- Expert testimony
Work With Our Dayton Intersection Truck Accident Team
You can speak with The Fitch Law Firm LLC today about your collision to learn more. A Dayton truck accident lawyer from The Fitch Law Firm LLC may be able to help you recover compensation for your expenses and losses. Call now to get started with your complimentary consultation and crash assessment today.
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