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Causes of Truck Accidents

Determining the cause of a truck accident case is very important. Unless you can prove negligence on the part of the trucking company, the driver or manufacturer, you will not be able to collect damages in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

At the law firm of Gregory S. Young Co., LPA, in Cincinnati, our lawyers take highway safety very seriously. We represent people who are injured in truck accidents in Ohio and Northern Kentucky. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Why Fault Is Important

The insurance company covering the tractor-trailer can save a significant amount of money by saying you were partly at fault. In Ohio, your recovery from a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can be reduced by any percent of negligence that is assigned to you. If you are more than 50 percent negligent, you cannot recover damages from the other party.

To protect your right to full compensation, it’s important to retain an attorney as soon as possible. Our lawyers will immediately go to work collecting and preserving evidence of truck driver and trucking company negligence, such as:

  • Driver fatigue resulting from failure to take required rest breaks
  • Truck speeding or tailgating
  • Improper lane changes
  • Overweight trucks
  • Trucks with unbalanced or improperly secured loans.
  • Improper maintenance
  • Tire blowouts
  • Truck jackknifing or rollovers
  • Negligent hiring
  • Negligent training

Trucking companies can incur significant liability for violation of Department of Transportation safety regulations.

Contact Our Cincinnati Truck Accident Law Firm

If you would like to schedule a free consultation with our truck accident attorneys, we invite you to call 513-721-1077 in Cincinnati, or 859-547-3334 in Kentucky or 937-531-7999 in Dayton, Ohio. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer free parking, evening and weekend consultations, and home and hospital visits.