Ohio Truck Accident Lawyer Investigating Accident Claims throughout the Midwest
Roadway collisions and accidents involving commercial trucks in Ohio and Kentucky can be serious, life-changing events that can lead to severe injuries and even death. The responsibility of damage caused can be traced back to negligent truck manufacturers, employers, overloading, defective tires, and fatigued drivers. Unsafe driving conditions and failing to maintain a large commercial vehicle can result in major truck crash scenarios that almost always preventable. Common factors in truck accidents can be linked to the following:
- Truck Driver Fatigue
- Driver Errors—excessive speeding, reckless lane changes, distraction
- Overloaded trucks
- Defective Tires
- Negligent hiring & training
- Employer over-scheduling drivers
- Improper background checks
- Poor or delayed truck maintenance
- Improper Log Bookkeeping
The Lyon Firm has the resources and experience required to assist you in filing a claim and lead you through a difficult legal process following a truck accident. Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio personal injury attorney, experienced in investigating and settling truck and traffic accident claims nationwide.
Ohio Truck Accident Lawyer & Safety Regulations
In addition to federal truck safety standards set by the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motors Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Ohio and Kentucky regulate commercial trucks to ensure all motorists enjoy a safe road experience. Truck drivers and transport companies are subject to strict regulations in matters such matters such as:
- Driving Time: Hours on the road
- Safety procedures
- Maintenance requirements
- Weight limits
- Zero alcohol / drug tolerance
- Underride prevention equipment
- Reflecting Tape/Markings
Truck Accident Injuries & Lawsuits
Even with dozens of regulations set in traffic laws, thousands of truck accidents occur because of deliberate safety violations, impaired drivers, poor vehicle maintenance, defective truck tires, and instances of driver error.
If you have been injured as a result of a truck-related road accident in Ohio and Kentucky and want to file a claim, the Lyon Firm may be able to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical costs (past and future)
- Lost income
- Physical pain & Emotional and mental anguish
The Lyon Firm can investigate complex road factors with the help of witness testimony, hard evidence, and expert assistance. Joe Lyon works with industry experts and is well-versed in gathering evidence to prove another party is negligent. Our goal is to ensure you are able to move forward with your life after a terrible and traumatic event.
The Lyon Firm is dedicated to making America’s roads safer for truck operators and other motorists by holding negligent drivers and and transportation companies liable for accidents and injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a truck accident, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, an Ohio Truck Accident Lawyer, and he will help you answer these critical questions.