Every single day, three innocent lives are cut short in Ohio due to an automobile collision. Of all of the traffic related deaths in Ohio, a horrifying 12 percent are due to large vehicles like trucks, yet they make up less than 4 percent of all traffic on our roads. This year, over 15,000 automobile accidents in our state will be due to faulty equipment on trucks. That’s 15,000 too many.
When a massive semi barrels past you on the road, most of us feel an instinctive anxiety in the pit of our guts, and it’s not without good cause. Many trucks on the roads today are poorly maintained and have faulty equipment that can put our lives at risk in an instant. In many cases, the driver of a truck may not even know that they have faulty parts or defective equipment on their vehicle. They are driving a multi-ton death machine and have no idea of the danger they are in, much less the risk they put other drivers in when they are behind the wheel. Even multiple inspections can fail to detect equipment failure, especially if the manufacturer of the part fails to notify the trucking company of any recalls.
Common types of equipment failure that can occur include problems with the:
- Loading straps
- Coupling system
If any of these parts fail, then your life can be changed in a heartbeat. Truck accidents often have catastrophic results, leading to permanent damage and disability – or even death – in the victims of the accident. Not only will your recovery be long and difficult, you may find yourself unable to work during this time. When medical bills are piling up, and there’s no breadwinner earning wages, it can be a terrifying time for you and your family.
If you or somebody you love has been injured or killed in a truck accident due to faulty equipment, you must call me right away at 1 (800) 556-4769 for your free initial consultation. I will help you through every step of your case to help you get the restitution you deserve for your pain and suffering. Furthermore, I’ll fund your entire case out of my own pocket; my fee comes from a percentage of your compensation, so I only get paid if you get paid.
As your lawyer, please feel free to reach out to me any time, day or night. I’ll give you my personal cell phone and I will answer, no matter what time you call. I’ll also meet you wherever works best for you, whether it’s in your own home, or at a café. I have nearly 40 years fighting for people just like you in the greater Northeast Ohio region, and I’m ready to aggressively advocate for you. I take on Big Cases with Big Results, so if you’ve been harmed due to faulty truck equipment, you can trust that I’ll Make Them Pay!®