August 6th, 2020|
When you’re involved in a truck accident, the trucking company goes to work immediately, preparing their defense against you and your family. The Ohio truck accident attorneys at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy handle all types of cases involving commercial motor vehicles, or heavy trucks. Whether you’re a motorist, truck driver, or passenger, our legal team is prepared to advocate for you and protect your rights.
Truck accidents can take a tremendous toll on you or your family members. Our Ohio truck accident attorneys can help if you are:
- The family member of someone killed in a truck accident
- A driver or passenger in a car or truck that was involved in a truck accident
- A trucking company employee who was injured on the job (e.g. Loading dock accident)
- Any injured victim (motorcyclist, pedestrian, or bicyclist)
Identifying the Responsible Party
Determining the party responsible for your injuries or your loved one’s death isn’t always as obvious as identifying the truck driver or his/her employer. Often, a truck driver works for one company, but that company has the truck leased to another company.
In this scenario, it’s difficult to determine who is liable. One company could try to pass the liability for your accident to a number of potential parties. If we determine that a trucking company should be held responsible for your accident, we need to make contact with its insurance provider immediately. There are a variety of types of trucking companies—some with more insurance coverage than others:
- Common carrier
- Company driver
- Contract carrier
- For-hire carrier
- Independent owner/operator
- Leased owner/operator
- Private Carrier
- Small fleet owner
With help from the Freedom of Information Act, our Ohio truck accident attorney can seek the commercial vehicle’s insurance provider and sometimes even the amount of coverage available. Once we know where to pursue your claim, we can bring a claim against the at-fault party on your behalf.
“As soon as a truck hits you or your family member, the truck company has already hired an attorney and is sending someone to the scene to investigate. You need someone who will act that fast for you.” –Jordan Lebovitz, Esq.
Meet our Truck Accident Attorney
In the last three years, Jordan D. Lebovitz has collected more than $26 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. His practice focuses on trucking crashes, negligent security actions, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death litigation.
While working full time as an attorney, Jordan took night classes to obtain his Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)—putting him in the driver seat for commercial transit cases. Jordan was recognized as an Ohio Rising Star by SuperLawyers in 2019 and 2020 and serves on the Board of the Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ) where he was recently appointed Chair of the New Lawyers Section.
Contact Our Cleveland Truck Accident Attorneys
When you’re up against the trucking company and its insurance provider, it’s important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible after you or your loved one’s accident so that we can begin preserving key evidence needed to investigate your case. Call us today at (216) 230-5254 or complete a free initial consultation form.