Experienced Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers in Cleveland

A semi-truck accident is often quite serious. You may suffer injuries that require extensive treatment and rehabilitation. Fortunately, the Cleveland semi-truck accident lawyers at Tittle & Perlmuter can help.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were around 327,000 police reported crashed involving semi trucks. Of those crashes, 21 percent resulted in at least one nonfatal injury, while 1 percent of those crashes resulted in a fatality. This is because semi-trucks, also known as tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, big rigs, and/or semis, can cause serious damage when they are involved in accidents due to their size and weight.

Because of the danger of semi-trucks, there are strict laws truckers must follow, including specific regulations enacted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These regulations were passed for the safety of all drivers on the roadway, and standardize and impose restrictions on the operation, maintenance and supervision of trucks. When a semi-truck fails to adhere to state or federal laws, and a crash results, Tittle & Perlmuter is there to fight for you. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a truck crash, we can help. You may able to recover compensation for all of your losses.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

The first step in handling a semi-truck accident is determining the cause of the accident. According to the FMCSA, the most common causes of tractor-trailer crashes are the following:

  • Brake problems
  • Traffic flow interruption (or congestion)
  • Drunk driving or drug use
  • Traveling too fast for unsafe conditions (snow, ice, rain or fog)
  • Unfamiliarity with the roadway
  • Failing to be on the lookout for traffic
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Driving while drowsy or fatigued
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Oversized trucks
  • Poorly maintained or uninspected trucks
  • Distracted driving, including texting while driving or using a cell phone

Tittle & Perlmuter’s semi-truck accident lawyers are well versed in investigating the cause of the accident and prosecuting a case in order to prove your case. With offices in Cleveland, Lakewood, and Elyria, we are able to prosecute cases all throughout northern Ohio, including the greater Cleveland area and Sandusky.

However, because a Statute of Limitations applies to each case, victims of a semi-truck accident have a limited time frame in which to settle or file their case, or their claims may be forever barred.

If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a truck crash, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. Contact us today at 216-308-1522 phone or through our online form. We will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation.

How can Tittle & Perlmuter Help Semi-Truck Accident Victims

Due to the mass of semi-trucks, these accidents can be life altering. Common injuries that result from truck accidents are the following:

  • Back and/or neck injury
  • Broken bones
  • Loss of limbs
  • Internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) or other brain damage
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Death

If you or a loved one has suffered any of these injuries in a truck accident, Tittle & Perlmuter can help. If you choose to retain Tittle & Perlmuter, we will fight for you to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other harm you have suffered.

Determining Fault in Truck Accidents

We will also investigate and determine which parties should be held responsible for your injuries, which could include:

  • Truck driver and his or her insurance
  • Trucking company / carrier
  • Manufacturer of a defective truck or truck parts (tires, wheels, brakes, gears or safety equipment)
  • Local or state government agencies responsible for a road defect or maintenance lapse

Contact our Team Today

If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a truck crash, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. Contact us today at 216-308-1522 phone or through our online form. We will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation.

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