Trucking employers and transport companies are accountable for their drivers and their on-road behavior. If trucking management overworks their drivers or is aware of their drowsy driving and fatigue, they can be liable for contributing to an unsafe working environment and dangerous roadways.
The best way to determine the cause of a truck accident you are involve in is to contact an experienced attorney to investigate with the assistance of trucking accident experts. If a serious injury has resulted, victims are likely to be compensated for property damages, medical costs, lost past and future earnings, and pain and suffering.
Truck tires have been known to fail due to overuse, under-inflation, poor maintenance and inherent defects. When a truck tire blowout causes a truck accident, the injured parties deserve an investigation into the incident. An attorney can assist a plaintiff in obtaining truck maintenance records, and may work with accident reconstruction experts to determine if the tires were defective. If a tire is deemed defective, a manufacturer may be sued, along with possible claims against the transportation or logistical company involved.
Truck drivers are tasked with long, arduous trips across the country, and are often behind schedule due to weather delays or logistical hangups. Drivers will sometimes attempt to make up time by failing to get enough rest or operate their rig at excessive speeds.
After any trucking accident, driver records can be sought to find out if a river exceeded the number of hours they are legally allowed to be on the road in a given day or week.
Truck drivers may be negligent in an accident if they drive beyond the speed limit, engage in dangerous lane changes, fail to signal, have broken taillights, or fail to maintain their truck.
Following any accident and injury, it is critical to collect as much evidence from the scene as possible. Photographs, videos, eye witness accounts, medical records, and police reports.
A parent transportation company may be liable for accidents that involve their trucks. Individual drivers and trucking companies can be liable for preventable truck accidents.
Joe Lyon and his team of attorneys have extensive legal experience, and have filed many lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs injured in road accident incidents.
The Lyon Firm seeks to settle a case to recover rightful compensation on behalf of plaintiffs to pay for medical costs, future care and lost wages. The Firm has the resources and dedication to obtain justice for the wrong plaintiffs have suffered.
The Lyon Firm has over 15 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in a variety of complex auto accident cases.
Yes, you can sue a company for damages if the driver who caused an accident is an employee and not an independent contractor.
Tens of thousands of drivers and passengers are injured in large commercial truck crashes every year. U.S. truck drivers suffer a disproportionate number of injuries in motor vehicle crashes, and the number of deaths and injuries of innocent motorists in these accidents is five times larger. Common truck accident injuries include:
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against negligent individuals or companies to obtain just compensation under the law.
(Brown County, Kentucky): Joseph Lyon was second chair a case involving a driver texting and driving when he crossed the median, killing a father of four. The case was resolved once discovery confirmed the cell phone records proved the texting-related incident. The settlement will pay for the surviving childrens’ education. The driver was likely facing additional criminal charges at the time of the settlement.
(Cincinnati, Ohio): Joe Lyon was lead counsel in a $495,000 settlement. The case involved a motorcycle operator who sustained fractures of the calcaneus, talus, medial cuneiform, tarsal bones, and tarsometatarsal when a car ignored its driving lane and crossed into his right-of-way. Settlement provided repayment of medical bills of $20,000 and funds for future education to re-enter the work force in a less physically-demanding job.