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Whether you’re driving a semi-truck or a car, when you’re dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident, you face many challenges. That’s because tractor-trailer accident cases are complex. To deal with those challenges, you need a skilled truck accident attorney who knows how to stand up for your rights.
Big trucking companies and their insurance providers have teams of lawyers prepared to defend their liability. If you face them alone, you’re at a major disadvantage.
Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy has been representing the rights of injured victims and their families in Ohio and across the nation for more than 90 years. A Cleveland truck accident lawyer at our law firm is here for you and your loved ones, too. Call 216-621-2300 or complete a free initial consultation form.
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Our knowledge of industry regulations and driving rules gives us unique insight when handling big truck accident cases—from the perspectives of both truck and car drivers.
Like the entire legal team at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy, our Cleveland truck accident lawyers are passionate about what we do. We care about our clients, and we’ll do everything we can to find out what caused you or your loved one’s accident and to hold those who caused the accident responsible.
Our legal team has experience with:
Our experienced team of truck accident attorneys includes Jordan Lebovitz, Jamie Lebovitz, and David Paris, all of whom have been recognized by peers in the legal community for the hard work they’ve done for our clients.
Truck accidents don’t just affect car drivers; they also affect families, truck drivers, and even employees of the trucking company. A Cleveland truck accident lawyer at our firm can help if you are:
Investigating a truck accident is a time-sensitive matter. Key evidence from the accident can be lost or destroyed if not immediately preserved after the accident. As Ohio truck accident lawyers, it’s our job to find out why the accident happened and who is responsible.
At Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy, we have an experienced truck accident investigation team ready to start working on your case. We know what information to look for, where to look for it, and how to legally enforce the preservation of evidence in your case.
When performing an accident investigation, we need to act fast. Our truck accident lawyers and team of experts and investigators need to access the truck and other vehicles involved in the collision to ensure key evidence is preserved and collected to support your case.
Rules and regulations dictated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration only require the truck company to preserve evidence from the accident for a short period. If you don’t have an Ohio truck accident lawyer protecting your rights, the trucking company may destroy this evidence.
To preserve key evidence and best reconstruct the events surrounding the truck accident, our attorneys need access to:
All of this evidence can be used to build your case, and after careful analysis of evidence collected in the investigation process, we can pursue the damages you’re owed for your injuries.
If you need a lawyer after an 18-wheeler or commercial vehicle accident, call Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy at (216) 621-2300 or complete a free initial consultation form.
It’s crucial that investigation begins immediately after an accident. Often, the trucking company sends a defense lawyer to the scene of the accident. Its lawyer, Safety Director, and Risk Manager will start collecting the evidence even when emergency responders are still actively investigating the scene.
Take action as soon as possible. When you call an Ohio truck accident lawyer at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy, we will do everything we can to uncover the facts of your case so we can start preparing it for trial.
It’s very possible your case will result in a settlement, and a trial won’t be needed. However, we make sure every case is trial-ready, so the opposing side knows we’re willing to take your case all the way to court, if necessary.
Once you’ve met with your truck accident lawyer, our legal team will begin preparing your case through:
We’ll prepare this information in the most thorough and clear way possible so that we present the strongest portrayal of your case. The judge and jury will respond positively to honesty and credibility. As Ohio truck accident attorneys, it’s our job to educate the judge and jury on the facts of your case.
Finding the trucking company or insurance provider that’s responsible for your truck accident takes time and detailed investigation. Without the help of an attorney, you may not be able to determine who should be held accountable for your loss.
Our legal team has experience handling cases like yours. We know that any lawyer can do research, but not every lawyer has experience finding the key evidence you need to support your claim.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration defines a CMV as a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle:
When you’ve been in an accident, it’s important to know whether or not the other vehicle involved in your accident was a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV). Certain vehicles, such as CMVs, are held to different sets of regulatory safety codes than others.
From tow trucks and tanks to garbage trucks and tractor trailers, there are a variety of large trucks that are considered CMVs, including:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and other organizations have a number of regulations in place that are designed to keep both motorists and truckers safe from the common causes of truck accidents. Violation of these regulations can put truckers and other motorists in danger.
Some of these regulations pertain to:
The FMCSA considers driving a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) in a careless or dangerous manner as unsafe. Contributing circumstances to unsafe driving can include:
Hours-of-Service (HOS) requirements limit the number of hours a CMV driver can drive consecutively. When these regulations are not followed, fatigued drivers can suffer:
To ensure drivers follow HOS regulations, they are required to maintain a Driver’s Logbook, which details the hours driven; however, some drivers have been known to keep false logbook entries. Many motor carriers require their trucks to have electric on-board recording (EOBR) devices, which tally the number of hours driven.
To ensure truck drivers are physically qualified to operate CMVs, they must undergo pre-employment medical screening. Drivers also are required to undergo proper training and supervision. Examples of unfit drivers—or those considered a hazard to themselves and other vehicles on the road—include those who:
Hauling cargo that is too heavy for the rig in use or improperly securing cargo can lead to deadly accidents involving other motorists. The FMCSA has regulations in place to prevent:
No matter what caused your accident, it’s our job as Cleveland semi-truck accident attorneys to determine what factors contributed to the crash so we can hold the responsible party accountable.
If you’re ready to explore your legal options, we are ready to talk about your case. Contact a Cleveland, Ohio truck accident attorney at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment.