Truck Accidents

It’s a dark and windy day on the Ohio Turnpike. You’re driving on the highway as your car is buffeted by the wind when suddenly you’re surrounded by swaying semi-trucks. It’s one of the most frightening experiences any Ohio driver can have. You struggle to maintain control when,”BOOM!”, the trailer on your left slams into the side of your car, pushing you under the side of the trailer to your right. There’s terror, blinding pain and then…blackness. The next thing you know, it’s days later and you’re in the hospital with life changing personal injuries. You’re in the fight of your life as you try to cope with your catastrophic injuries and those suffered by other members of your family. You may have even lost a loved one to wrongful death caused by truck driver or trucking company negligence. This is a nightmare scenario that affects all too many Ohio truck accident victims and, like them, you have so many questions for a Cleveland truck accident lawyer. “Will we recover?”, “How will we pay our bills, both for medical care and living expenses?”, “Who will help me get compensation for the damage done to my family and my life?”, ”How will I replace my husband’s income now that he’s gone?”.

That’s when you need an experienced truck accident lawyer like Rubin Guttman, who has the experience and the resources necessary to take on to take on the trucking company, its insurance companies and their high powered technologies, which are used to monitor driver performance, or hide it. At Rubin Guttman & Associates we are truck accident lawyers who know how to investigate truck accident cases and find answers to critical questions such as:

  • Who actually owned the truck? It may not be the name on the side of the trailer.
  • Who employed the driver?
  • Was he or she properly licensed and trained?
  • Had the driver been driving too long without rest? Was she sleep deprived at the time of the collision? Did driver fatigue play a role in causing your trucking accident?
  • Was the truck overloaded?
  • Was it properly maintained?
  • Was the driver and her employer compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s rules and regulations?
  • Was the truck equipped with proper mirrors, in the front and on the side?
  • If the truck was maneuvering in a loading area or parking lot, did it have spotters (people who can direct the driver and warn of any pedestrians or hazards?
  • Who employed the spotters and told them what to do?
  • What did the out of state trucking company do or not do, which helped cause your Ohio truck accident?

As your Cleveland truck accident attorneys, Rubin Guttman and Associates will obtain answers to these questions and many others. We will seek any videos of the accident or which relate to it, since today many trucks will have cab video cameras to monitor driver performance.

If you have suffered serious injuries in an accident that was not your fault, the law office of Rubin Guttman & Associates, L.P.A. can help protect your rights.

We have been helping injured people since 1977. Call 216-696-4006 or 888-488-8529 or complete our brief e-mail contact form for your free initial consultation with an experienced truck accident attorney.

Contact an Attorney as Soon as You Can After an Accident

After any serious accident, it is important that you to contact a truck accident lawyer in the Cleveland area as soon as you can. We can have investigators protect valuable video and other evidence before it is destroyed. We can make sure to get pictures of the cars, trucks or other vehicles involved in the accident. We can guide you as to what to say and what not to say, and to whom.

When representing clients who have been injured in car or truck accidents, preserving the car or truck's Electronic Control Module, or "black box" can be critical to your claim. These devices record information about the vehicle's speed air bag deployment, braking and other information relevant to an accident. Every piece of evidence tells an aspect of what happened. The more information we have, the stronger your case can be. We will use sophisticated engineers, accident reconstruction and trucking experts to evaluate, investigate and build your case.

Proven Track Record of Results

Serving people throughout the Cleveland area, our truck accident attorneys have handled cases involving catastrophic injury such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), paralysis, amputation, spinal cord injury, burns and disfigurement and other permanent disability caused by truck accidents as well as wrongful death cases.. While we cannot guarantee that our past success will be repeated in your case, we have won millions of dollars for accident victims. Let us help you.

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