SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS HILLIARD, OHIO
Have you been seriously injured in a semi-truck accident? We’ve helped others like you.
With their limitations on maneuverability and blind spots, large commercial trucks pose unique dangers to the driving public and represent a higher risk of serious accidents on our roadways.
Large commercial truck accidents in Hilliard, Ohio can be very complicated.
Our Hilliard, OH truck accident lawyers help injured people like you get the fair compensation they deserve.
Truck accident cases are complicated because there are many factors that may have played a role to cause the accident. Is it the fault of the truck driver’s employer because the driver has worked more hours than they were supposed to? Did the driver not have enough experience before being scheduled to drive in traffic? Was the semi-truck deliberately overloaded? Was there a failure in the mechanics of the semi-truck that caused the driver’s negligence? These are all questions an experienced truck accident lawyers in Hilliard, OH would want answers to. Erney Law can help walk you through this complicated process and help you with your truck accident claim.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, there were:
3,936 crashes involving large trucks (over 10,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating) in the state of Ohio in 2019. Of these, 263 resulted in fatalities and 1,967 resulted in personal injury.
Between 2018 and 2023, there were a total of 81 accidents in Hilliard, OH, involving large trucks.
Of these 81 semi-truck accidents in Hilliard, OH, one crash resulted in a fatality, four involved youths, and 13 of the accidents involved senior citizens.
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Who is liable for large truck accidents in Hilliard, Ohio?
The truck driver could be held responsible. However, there are various other possible parties that could be to blame. There are laws dictating the operation guidelines truck companies must follow. When those guidelines aren’t upheld, the trucking company can be held liable for a commercial vehicle accident if:
- The truck driver has been forced to work more hours than regulations specify
- The truck driver has been given deadlines causing them to rush
- The truck driver was hired without proper training or experience to handle the vehicle safely
- The vehicle’s safety equipment, parts, and computers have not been maintained to ensure safe operations
- There was not an adequate background check of the truck driver before hiring them
- The vehicle was deliberately overloaded
In some truck accident cases, the semi-truck accident has been caused by the manufacturer’s negligence in failing to inform the trucking company that their vehicles had recalls involving parts that critically impacted their safety equipment. Our experienced Hilliard, OH truck accident lawyers can help you determine liability.
Common truck accident injuries in Hilliard, Ohio.
No matter how safe a vehicle has been rated by its manufacturer or the trucking company, accidents involving semi-trucks leave you and your passengers at risk for serious injury, fatal injuries or worse when a collision occurs. Some of these major injuries include:
- Neck and back injuries
- Ligament and disc injuries
- Broken bones
- Burn injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Partial/complete paralysis
- Spinal cord injury
- Organ damage
- Severe bruising
Other injuries stemming from truck accidents of this magnitude may be mental anguish and emotional distress including PTSD, depression, or anxiety.
Semi-truck accidents most often cause serious injuries and with serious injuries come burdening medical bills and expenses. The best Hilliard truck accident lawyers at Erney Law can help earn you the compensation you deserve.
What can I receive compensation for in a crash involving a semi-truck in Hilliard, Ohio?
After you have been involved in a trucking accident, you may be able to receive a personal injury claim for the injuries sustained by the at-fault party for things such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning ability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
- Physical injuries
- Medical expenses and equipment
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death
At Erney Law, our experienced semi-truck accident lawyer is determined to earn the proper compensation you deserve.
Why semi-truck accident lawsuits are difficult in Hilliard, Ohio.
The most difficult aspect of winning a semi-truck accident case is the fact that trucking companies are supported by huge corporations with deep pockets and a legal team of experienced lawyers dedicated to this exact situation, as well as their insurance adjustors. These trucking companies will make it their mission to silence you, deny their fault, and try to provide you with as little to no compensation as possible.
Within days of your semi-truck accident, the trucking company will have a representative or insurance adjustor contact you with a settlement offer. Do not accept anything they’re offering without contacting our experienced semi-truck accident lawyer at Erney Law in Hilliard, OH.
When should I hire a personal injury lawyer for a semi-truck accident?
The answer is pretty simple: as soon as possible.
As we mentioned earlier, semi-truck accidents can be pretty complicated, so the earlier you hire an experienced accident attorney, the better. Contacting a semi-truck accident attorney early allows your lawyer to hit the ground running to take down the powerful at-fault trucking company and reward you with your compensation, to help cover future medical bills.
What Our Clients Say
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"Over a year ago I was involved in a car accident and was injured. I contacted Erney Law in Columbus Ohio and spoke to Mary Erney. The following day I met up with the father-daughter duo Robert & Mary Erney... best decision I ever made. They fought for my case 100%. Their honesty and open communication gave me assurance that I was in good hands. Thank you to Mary Erney for being understanding, caring, knowledgeable & determined. If you looking for a great attorney I highly recommend Erney Law."
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"First off let me say, if I could give more than 5 stars, I would! I had the pleasure of working with Mary Erney of Erney Law. She and her entire firm were absolutely amazing! I was searching for an attorney who would take my case since I lived out of state. I thought there was no hope at all. I found Erney Law via online search. I spoke to Mary and from the very first conversation, I knew I wanted her to be my attorney. Why? Because she cared! From the start, her approach was a caring one. She took time to get to know me and my situation and she put her all into my case. She walked me through every step of the process and she was very patient with me and willing to explain any and everything. I could go on and on about the amazing experience I had working with Mary Erney and Erney law. If you are looking for a law firm to handle your case AND one who cares about you as a person, this is the one! I want to say thank you Mary and everyone at Erney Law. It has been a pleasure working with you!"
"Rob and Mary are the best in Columbus. They are very kind and compassionate and will do everything in their power to get you what you deserve. They took the time to come meet with me on multiple occasions when I was in a care facility. They answered all of my questions and explained the processes. I felt completely in the know the entire time. They offered to represent me in court and fought for me with insurance companies with great success. I would highly recommend them to anyone who has been injured in an accident. Next time I need a lawyer they will be my first and only call!"
What's the process?
Personal injury cases can be complicated and winning your claim is not always guaranteed. Our process ensures that every client we represent will receive the best possible financial outcome, and start the healing process.
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We will first review your case carefully, get to know you, and gain an understanding of your injuries.
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We ensure you receive the proper medical treatment during this difficult time.
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We relieve the worry and burden of dealing with insurance companies and maximize your financial recovery.
About Hilliard, Ohio
Hilliard is a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, originally a farming community. It grew around the railroad route of the Piqua and Indiana Railroad station, which bisected the former Hilliard farmland. The Village of Hilliard became incorporated on July 13, 1869, and gained city status officially from the Ohio Secretary of State in 1960 with a population of 5,633. The population of modern-day Hilliard was 37,114 as of the 2020 census, and it is home to several notable attractions, including the Early Television Museum, the second-largest First Responders Park in the United States, and Heritage Rail Trail.
- Zip codes covering Obetz: 43026
- County: Franklin County
- Incorporation Year: July 13, 1869
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if the at-fault driver was a semi-tractor trailer
Truck accident occurs in Hilliard, Ohio, it is critical that you hire an experienced truck accident attorney to handle this type of personal injury claim. A claim against trucking companies or any other commercial vehicle is handled much differently from a typical automobile claim. A semi-tractor trailer involves a truck driver with a commercial driver’s license and a company that is responsible for that truck driver.
A semi-truck hit me and the truck is from another state. Does that matter?
Oftentimes, semi-truck drivers will travel throughout the country. Many accidents involving semi-trucks involve a truck and/or a driver from a different state. The most important factor is where the accident occurred. Our firm has experience litigating and resolving complex trucking accidents, no matter where the trucking company or driver resides.
I was hurt in an accident involving a semi-truck driver and am having a difficult time communicating with the insurance company for the truck. What should I do?
Some insurance companies will not take your insurance claim seriously if you have not hired truck accident attorneys to represent you. This can be a particular problem when dealing with a commercial insurance policy that covers semi-trucks. If you are having this problem, contact our experienced semi-truck accident lawyers Hilliard, Ohio, for a free legal consultation.
If I am hurt by a semi-truck, how long should I wait before hiring truck accident attorneys?
With trucking accident cases, the insurance company for the trucking company has their lawyers and investigators meet at the accident scene within minutes of the accident so they can begin gathering evidence and document all of the facts immediately. It is crucial that you hire an experienced attorney as soon as you possibly can following a semi-truck accident. This is the only way you can be on a level playing field.
What is the minimum amount of insurance a trucking company is required to have?
Per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act or FMCSA, trucking companies are required to carry a minimum of $750,000.00 in liability insurance.
Can a regular car accident attorney handle my truck accident case?
Probably not. Trucking litigation today requires highly specialized practitioners. A truck accident case is simply not handled the same way as a car accident case.
If you or a loved one has been in a vehicle accident, we’re eager to meet with you, see how we can help, and give you and your family the personal attention you deserve. Depending on the seriousness of the situation, accident cases can be extremely stressful and overwhelming. When you’re hurt in an accident you need all of your strength to recover. You shouldn’t have to fight the insurance company alone for fair compensation. Let us help.
Your case matters to us, just as much as it matters to you. We want to help you every step of the way, but in order to do so, we need to meet with you, get all the facts, and work out the details in order to build your case. We will meet with you for absolutely free, and explain to you in full detail the inner workings of how these situations usually end up, how likely you are to win your case, how compensation works for you and for us, and what the next steps are.
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