Truck Accidents


Trucks may be essential for transporting goods across the nation, but their sheer size and weight can pose a significant threat to drivers and pedestrians. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, you might unfortunately understand the kinds of effects these vehicles can have. This is where our highly experienced truck accident lawyer in Cuyahoga County comes in. With over thirty years of practice, you can count on our attorney and office to do everything in our power to see that you receive the compensation you deserve. To learn more about what we can offer you, contact us today for a free consultation.

Essential Steps After a Semi-Truck Accident in Cuyahoga County

Being involved in a truck wreck can be traumatic and leave victims feeling uncertain and overwhelmed. Despite these emotions, there are a few things every person who has been wrongfully injured in an accident ought to do. 

Follow these four steps:

  1. Remain calm and call the police. Arguing with the other driver or expressing frustration is not likely to help the situation. As soon as possible, call the police and obtain a copy of the official police report. If someone on the scene is injured, seek the assistance of emergency personnel by calling 911.
  2. Get medical attention. Seeking care for injuries and following a doctor’s orders are going to be key for a personal injury claim. It is advisable to see a doctor, even if nothing hurts or seems amiss following an accident. Something like whiplash or internal injuries might not be apparent immediately, but a doctor can identify and treat them.
  3. Document everything. Take pictures and videos of the crash and the areas around it. Should others have witnessed the accident, try and get their information. Be sure to also document the injury or injuries, as well as the expenses associated with them.
  4. Contact an attorney. Our team at Van Ness Law can provide vital counsel and support at every step of the claim process. The earlier we are on the case, the better. We can gather evidence, negotiate with insurance adjusters, and look at for our client’s rights.

Maximize Your Compensation with Cuyahoga County's Trusted Truck Accident Lawyers

At Van Ness Law, we have recovered over $10 million, and that amount only continues to grow. In truck accidents, we can advocate for our clients to receive compensation for a variety of expenses. 

These include:

  • Past and future medical costs
  • Compensation for physical pain and emotional duress
  • Lost wages
  • Vehicle damage or other property damage

The amount of compensation a person can recover will depend on the specifics of the case, including the severity of injuries and the circumstances of the accident. By consulting with an attorney, injured parties can find out how what kinds of compensation they are eligible to pursue.

Comparative Fault Law in Ohio 

Truck accidents are frequently complex and can involve multiple parties. Under Ohio’s comparative fault law, an injured party may pursue compensation even if they are partially at fault. So long as the injured party’s share of the blame is 50% or less, they can recover damages for their injuries, losses, and other associated expenses. 

Liable Parties in Truck Accident Cases 

Truck accidents can be devastating, leaving victims with serious injuries that can take months, if not years, to recover from. However, the burden of proving fault in such accidents still falls on the victims themselves, even if they are dealing with life-changing injuries. Determining who is liable in a truck accident can be a significant challenge. Many might immediately think that the driver ought to shoulder all the blame, but the nature of the trucking industry makes it so there are multiple parties whose negligence could result in an accident. In our firm’s experience, we have seen trucking and shipping companies, vehicle lessees, or truck manufacturers share fault in accident cases. This is why when we take on truck accident cases, we conduct a thorough investigation to identify the responsible party and hold them accountable. 

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A Personalized Approach 

There are many truck accident lawyers in Ohio to choose from, but few have the level of experience and take the same approach as our lawyer. At Van Ness Law, we take pride in being a small firm that offers personalized service. When you choose us, you will have direct access to Attorney Van Ness, who has practiced law for more than three decades. 

Our firm believes in working closely with clients, which is why our attorney and staff are always available to answer questions and address any concerns. For the representation you deserve, choose Van Ness Law. 

Take the first step toward receiving just compensation. Call (440) 650-1787 today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation.