Truck and Automobile Accidents

The firm has established itself as one of the leading law firms, in Central and Southern Ohio, in the area of personal injury relating to commercial truck and automobile accidents. Our litigation attorneys have successfully represented injured clients all over Ohio, obtaining large jury verdicts and settlements.

Truck accidents Lancaster Ohio, personal injury litigation

Many of these cases have involved truck or tractor trailer accidents. A tractor trailer or “big rig” is a truck wherein the tractor portion of the truck pulls the cargo portion, or trailer. These large vehicles are on our highways and roads 24/7, and accidents involving tractor trailers are on the rise. In 2017, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that heavy truck accidents made up 11% of all motor vehicle fatalities, and there has been a 9% increase in heavy truck related deaths since 2013. The injured party needs to be represented by experienced trial lawyers who knows what to look for and know how to achieve the best result. Whether you reside in Columbus, or in Lancaster, we have you covered. Check out the nearest location to you by clicking HERE

In 2017, the Ohio Department of Public Safety reported that there were over 303,000 traffic crashes, and over 108,000 of those resulted in some injury to the involved parties. Those are staggering numbers, and unfortunately that means that many of us are going to experience this traumatic event; whether that is personally being involved in an accident or knowing someone who was involved. Do you know what to do if you, or a loved one, are involved in an accident? Dagger Law attorneys recommend the following as a quick checklist:

  • Report the accident immediately. Ensure that police and, if needed, emergency medical services are called at a minimum
  • Start keeping records. Take pictures, get statements, ask for a copy of the police report, and get the other driver’s insurance information. All of this information will be important for your insurance settlement, or evidence if there is a court appearance required
  • Protect your rights! This is very important; do not admit fault, do not give a statement to your insurance company, and contact an attorney at your earliest convenience. An attorney who is familiar with auto and truck accidents will know how to best protect your rights and preserve your best chance for a fair settlement from an insurance company

Our firm’s trial lawyers know how to represent clients injured in these accidents both for settlement and trial purposes.

Knowing what contributes to tractor trailer accidents is crucial in finding the evidence through the use of qualified experts, and accident reconstruction is vital. Accidents involving trailers can be factually and legally complex. Finding the evidence proving the true causes of the accident and any motivating or aggravating circumstances requires the kind of experience that we can offer from our attorneys. Our trial lawyers also understand the applicable federal and state laws that may have been violated contributing to the accident. We are well prepared to assist injured clients in cases involving truck accident law or tractor trailer accidents.

Will an attorney travel to me, or do I need to come to your offices in either Lancaster or Canal Winchester? 

While some meetings will need to be held in our offices, we do try to minimize your travel time by offering two convenient locations in both Lancaster and Canal Winchester, Ohio. It is our goal to minimize the disruption to your life caused by legal issues, and many communications or meetings can be conducted through emails or phone calls. In certain circumstances we realize that it isn’t possible for clients to reach us, and visits to your location may be required. If a Dagger Law attorney is retained to represent you, they will travel to the necessary court hearings and legal procedures in order to represent you, even if that court is across the state! Please note that in some instances the cost to represent your case may require an unusual amount of money due to travel expenses. In such cases, we may recommend using legal representation closer to the location of your case. We are happy to provide referrals in these instances, if we are able. 

Contact one of these Dagger Law attorneys for assistance.

 Mark R. Riegel, personal injury, truck accident, litigation attorney Lancaster Ohio

Mark R. Riegel, Partner