Trucking Accident Investigations

OUR ATTORNEYS ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

We help you research whether the trucking company involved in your accident had legitimate defensive training programs for its drivers. We investigate and ask if the company purchased equipment with high-performance drum brakes or air disc brakes to ensure a reduced stopping distance (RSD). We also investigate whether or not the truck company installed a technology that prevents collisions, such as automatic emergency brakes (AEB), lane departure warning, speed limiters and in-cab driver performance monitoring.

Our experienced attorneys delve into matters and question whether your truck crash involved a truck company or truck driver who exhibited patterns of unsafe behavior.

HOW WE INVESTIGATE TO UNCOVER THE TRUTH

The trucking company likely will try to hide what it did wrong.  But, we will investigate every facet of the case, from questions about the maintenance of the truck and accident-prevention safety equipment that should be on it, to the trucking company’s hiring practices and training programs.  We will use digital information from the truck, from data communications, and computer records to uncover the truck company’s negligence.  We will dig through records and find out why the truck driver or truck company did what they did.   And we will use our extensive knowledge of trucking industry laws and regulations and operating practices to prove that what the trucking company did was wrong.  

We frequently hire trucking industry experts as witnesses working with us to help us demonstrate the truck company’s illegality and negligence.  We often hire engineering experts to analyze the crash scene and the truck and car to help determine how the trucking company was at fault.  We hire medical experts to explain the full nature, extent, and consequences of your injuries.  The truck company’s insurance company will have its own experts, and we will use our trucking litigation knowledge and experience to hire qualified experts to counter those of the truck company.

Our approach to investigating every aspect of the case means better results for you.

HOW SOON WILL THE INSURANCE COMPANIES BEGIN THEIR DEFENSE?

Right away. The insurance companies have “rapid response teams” that can be on the scene of an accident before the first responders and police clear the site.

The insurance companies start building their defense against your claim almost immediately after your crash. Their experts and defense attorneys can begin working before you leave the hospital or before your loved one is properly laid to rest.

Our attorneys combat the tactics of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), a national organization that trains insurance defense lawyers and their trucking company clients to deploy these teams of defense attorneys or claims adjusters. Very few attorneys or firms, like Young & McCarthy LLP, focus primarily on truck crash cases. Defense attorneys and claims adjusters know our reputation both in the courtroom and with truck safety advocacy. Our experience will serve you in a greater capacity than an attorney who only sometimes handles truck crash cases.

OUR BIGGEST MOTIVATOR IS MAKING THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY SAFER ON THE HIGHWAYS

Our clients encourage us. We fight for their loves ones and sincerely want the trucking industry to be safer.

Our attorneys are involved in truck safety advocacy in Washington, D.C., working with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and federal agencies to promote trucking safety nationwide, not just in the heartland of America, where we are based.

We also extend our efforts to promote trucking safety to working directly with safety vendors such as Bendix to push truck cab safety technology.

OUR GOAL IS TO SECURE THE FULL COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE

If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a truck crash on Highway 80, 90, 480, 71, 77, 75, 70, 271, or 270 in Ohio, contact our firm to today to explore the benefits of working with an experienced lawyer.

While our attorneys mainly serve people who have been injured in Ohio, we also assist people who have been injured in a trucking accident that occurred regionally, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Kentucky, and throughout the nation

Contact us at our office near Cleveland to schedule a free initial consultation by calling 866-541-2220, or complete our online form. Our firm provides legal services on a contingency basis. We will collect attorneys’ fees only if we obtain compensation for you.