Truck Accident FAQ
Q: Who is responsible for my losses?
A: The truck driver, trucking company, insurance companies and truck leasing company may all have contributed for the accident. Multiple parties typically share responsibility for your medical expenses.
Q: Do I have a strong case?
A: That depends on many factors. However, if you were injured in a truck accident and it caused you damages, such as medical expenses or pain and suffering, you generally have a right to pursue compensation.
Q: Do I really need a lawyer?
A: You are not legally required to retain an attorney after being hit by a truck, but we strongly suggest you do. It is often the best way to make the other side take your claim seriously.
Q: What if I was hit by a truck at work?
A: Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer may be responsible for your medical bills if your injury is eligible. In certain situations, a responsible third party — like a negligent driver or equipment manufacturer — may be liable.
Q: Do I have to talk to the insurance company?
A: You are legally obligated to cooperate with your own insurer’s investigation of the accident. However, that does not mean you should give a statement before talking to an attorney. You need not and should not talk to anyone else’s insurance company. Doing so can weaken your case and compromise your chances of collecting compensation.
Q: How long do I have to file a claim?
A: The statute of limitations for vehicle accidents in Ohio is two years from the date of the accident. However, it is best to take action as soon as possible to preserve critical evidence and protect your interests.
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