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Truck Accident Attorney Ohio

A law firm prepared to handle injury cases involving 18-wheelers, delivery trucks and other large commercial vehicles

Commercial truck accidents can be devastating. Due to the large size of 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, delivery trucks and other commercial vehicles, people traveling in smaller vehicles often sustain serious injuries or fatalities in accidents involving large trucks. A driver or passenger in a smaller vehicle struck by a large truck often will be taken from the scene by ambulance, while the truck driver in many cases will walk away without a scratch.

Knowing what to do after a truck accident can be overwhelming. Whether you or a loved one was injured in a tractor-trailer crash on I-80, I-76, I-77 or another major highway in Ohio or western Pennsylvania, you will need to address your injury or wrongful death claim immediately. Understandably, you probably just want to focus on your physical recovery after your crash.

Fortunately, you don’t have to choose. Contact us and let Gervelis Law Firm handle all the red tape associated with your truck accident. That way, you can focus on what really matters – getting better or dealing with the emotional loss of a loved one. Call (866) 622-4096. We proudly serve Akron, Youngstown, all of Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

What types of truck accidents does Gervelis Law Firm handle?

Our law firm handles many common truck accidents, including jackknife accidents, underride accidents and more. That’s because we’re familiar with many of the common causes of truck accident claims.

Our years of work on such complicated cases have provided us with a tremendous amount of knowledge about such cases. There’s no substitute for experience. That’s why accident victims throughout Ohio and western Pennsylvania rely on us to help them get their lives back on track.

Whatever type of truck accident you’re dealing with, no matter how complicated it might seem, contact our law firm as soon as possible to discuss the details of your case. We want to work with you and develop a strategy that addresses all the legal aspects of your case.

Typically, the trucking companies and their insurance carriers will begin investigating the crash within hours. To level the playing field, you will need to contact us as quickly as possible so we can begin working on your behalf.

Important issues involving commercial truck accidents

Our Ohio truck accident attorneys have a strong track record of success. That’s because we have extensive knowledge about a wide range of issues involving truck accidents. Learn more about how we can help you and our areas of knowledge by clicking on the links below:

How can an Ohio truck accident lawyer help me with my claim?

Commercial truck accidents can be complicated for a number of reasons. In addition to the fact that these trucking companies will aggressively protect their interests, victims may have a hard time identifying who is to blame. Unlike most typical car accidents, commercial truck accidents often involve multiple entities: the truck driver, the trucking company, the company that loaded the truck, each of their insurance companies and all of their attorneys. They may be pointing the finger at each other.

We know how to deal with all these entities and their attorneys. We have years of experience handling complicated truck accident claims in Ohio and western Pennsylvania. We understand how the legal system works, what questions to ask, what evidence to look for and how to present the evidence to support our client’s claim.

What to do after a truck accident

If you or a loved one suffers injuries in a truck accident, you need to do a number of things as soon as possible. One of them is contacting an experienced lawyer who can walk you through the legal process and make sure you receive the full compensation you deserve. At Gervelis Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping truck accident victims hold truckers and trucking companies accountable.

First, before you sign anything or make a statement to an insurance company, discuss your accident with an attorney from our firm. We will guide you through this process from beginning to end, making sure you do not sign away any of your rights. After your truck accident, we can help you:

  • Seek appropriate medical care for everyone involved in your accident and cooperate fully with the police.
  • Obtain the names and phone numbers of any eyewitnesses.
  • Take photographs of the vehicles involved as well as the accident scene.
  • Gather all your important insurance information such as policy documents, declaration sheets, accident information and medical bills.
  • Report your accident to your insurance company.
  • Identify all the insurance available to cover your car damage. It may be to your advantage to present the claim to your own insurance company rather than the other driver’s insurance company.

We cannot stress the importance of this important step: do not to sign anything for the insurance company involved with your injury claim or give them any recorded statements about the accident until you have had a chance to see the accident report and speak with a lawyer at Gervelis Law Firm.

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Truck accident response team

After being involved in an 18-wheeler accident, you must take action. At Gervelis Law Firm, we represent truck accident injury victims throughout northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania. If you have been injured in a truck accident, it is important to get our truck accident response team on the scene as soon as possible.

Call (866) 622-4096 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable truck accident lawyer. You can safely bet the trucking company will have its investigators, photographers and supervisors at the scene of the accident within 24 hours. Any delay on your part could work to the advantage of the trucking company and its insurance company.

When you contact us, our rapid response team will get to the scene of your crash right away and take photographs, make measurements, gather witnesses and work with accident reconstructionists and other experts to determine exactly what happened. We also regularly examine internal trucking company documents, which federal law requires to be kept for at least six months. We will send out a letter immediately requesting that these documents not be destroyed.

Don’t make any statements to the insurance company which could work to your disadvantage. Contact us for a free initial consultation with an attorney at one of our Ohio offices. We can guide you through the process from beginning to end, working diligently to secure the compensation you rightfully deserve. We’re here for you, every step of the way.

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Trucking companies and truck accidents

You don’t need to handle the trucking companies on your own after the crash. Our skilled lawyers can deal with the trucking companies and find the information you need to build a strong legal case. We have years of experience handling a variety of claims involving a range of issues related to trucking companies. Such claims include:

  • Negligent hiring and training
  • Over-scheduling of drivers
  • Improper background checks
  • Poor or delayed truck maintenance

The decisions trucking companies make can put motorists at risk on Ohio and Pennsylvania highways. There’s absolutely no excuse for negligence by trucking companies that result in serious accidents. Injured or lost a loved one? Contact Gervelis Law Firm right now.

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