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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 or her employer. Often, a truck driver works for one company, but that company has the truck leased to another company.
In this kind of 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. As Ohio truck accident lawyers, it’s our job to find out why the accident happened and who is responsible.
Identifying the Responsible Party
Finding the trucking company or insurance provider that’s responsible for your truck accident takes time and detailed investigation. That’s why it’s important that you contact an experienced Cleveland truck accident attorney as soon as possible after the accident.
The Ohio truck accident attorneys at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy have 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. Call us now at (888) 900-6075 or complete a free initial consultation form.
If we determine that a trucking company should be held responsible for your accident, we may also need to make contact with its insurance provider. 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, an Ohio truck accident lawyer from our firm 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.