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How do I get compensation after a truck accident?

Posted by Frank Piscitelli | Nov 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Truck accidents in Ohio would probably require a slightly different approach when you attempt to seek maximum compensation for your injuries. There are quite a few reasons for this — this article will explain some examples below. For now, suffice it to say that you probably would not want to attempt these often-competitive negotiations without a solid understanding of personal injury law.

Although there are countless factors that complicate truck accident lawsuits, you could divide them roughly into two main categories. First, you have complications that arise from the number of parties involved. Second, the experienced legal teams representing trucking companies and truckers tend to have an edge over those not familiar with accident law.

In terms of more people making things more complicated, you would often deal with various parties when settling a commercial-vehicle dispute. Truck drivers, logistics companies, maintenance companies, equipment manufacturers and someone may all have a stake. While this may conceivably increase your chances of securing all of the compensation you need to put your life together, it may also slow down the process as everybody communicates with each other.

For the specific legal challenges regarding this issue, you need look no further than the Ohio Revised Code's Chapter 4506 on commercial vehicle licensing. The rules are complex, and truckers typically have much at stake when defending against injury claims.

In short, understanding your own rights and needs is one thing. However, your best chance for securing maximum compensation would be to understand the concerns and goals of everyone involved within the context of Ohio law. As with any motor vehicle accident case, you should seek specific advice for your unique situation. This is only intended to provide a general background.

About the Author

Frank Piscitelli

As a first-generation Italian in the United States, Frank is no stranger to tough times. His father's family moved to Cleveland from Italy on May 22, 1958, with a few articles of clothing, some personal items and very little money. His family shared a home with three other related families but happily worked long hours doing jobs that involved physical labor, just to put food on the table. There was the promise of hope and opportunity, which was missing before his family moved here.


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