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We bring negligent truck drivers to justice.

Speeding or distracted truck drivers injure thousands of people every year. Our job is to hold them accountable.

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TYPES OF SEMI TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWSUITS AND LEGAL CASES

Our attorneys uncover the truth behind the truck accident.

A variety of factors contribute to commercial truck accidents, including driver decisions, road conditions, and the vehicle itself. No matter how complex your case is, we'll get to the bottom of what happened.

  • High Speed Truck Accident Lawsuits Serious injuries or death from a high-speed crash
  • Commercial Truck Drunk Driver Lawsuits Fatal or serious injury caused by intoxication or substance abuse
  • Distracted Driving Semi-Truck Accident Lawsuits Accidents caused by a truck driver not paying attention
  • Government-Owned Truck Accident Lawsuits An accident caused by a mail truck, garbage truck, or other government vehicles
  • Multiple-Vehicle Accident Lawsuits Complex truck accident resulting in serious injury or death
  • Cargo Spill Lawsuits Accident caused by semi-truck cargo spilled onto the road
TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWSUIT PROCESS

We take action, and we fight for you.

A serious accident is tragic enough, but it can also leave you with lost wages, staggering medical bills, and a totaled vehicle. You could end up with life-changing injuries or find yourself planning a funeral for someone you love. We focus on getting the best results for your case so you can rebuild your life.

WE LISTEN TO YOU.

Share your story and how the truck accident has affected your life at your initial consultation.

WE INVESTIGATE YOUR CLAIM.

We gather information about the accident, interview witnesses, and obtain police and medical records.

WE WORK WITH EXPERTS.

Accident reconstruction specialists, medical professionals, and other experts explain what happened and why.

WE ARE PART OF YOUR TEAM.

We collaborate with your doctors and therapists to learn the full extent of your injuries and treatment from the accident.

WE BATTLE WITH INSURANCE COMPANIES

We won't let commercial truck accident insurers stand in the way of compensating you for your suffering.

WE STAND WITH YOU.

We take your motorcycle accident case as far as you want it to go, from filing court documents to a trial in front of a jury.

QUESTIONS FOR YOUR TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you may have questions about whether you have a case or the timing involved with filing a lawsuit after a truck accident. Here are answers to what many of our clients want to know.

How long does a truck accident lawsuit take?

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer for this. Depending on the specifics of your accident, it can take anywhere from a few months to a few years before everything is finished.

Here are a few factors that can affect timing:

The specifics of the commercial truck accident. Getting to the truth can take time. For example, the true cause of an accident may be that the trucking company set unsafe deadlines, causing the driver to speed or skip much-needed breaks.

The extent of your injuries. The lasting effect of injuries isn't always apparent right away. We want to make sure your lawsuit or settlement covers all of your expenses.

The actions of the insurance companies. Both the driver and the business they work for may have insurance, but there's often a lot of back and forth between insurance companies to avoid responsibility. We push both insurers to pay what you deserve.

Going to court. Truck accident cases that go to trial often take longer than cases that are settled out of court.

Why do people settle out of court instead of going to trial?

Around 95% of accident claims are settled out of court. A truck accident injury attorney can share the benefits and risks of going to trial for your specific case, but here are some general reasons people choose to settle out of court:

Lawsuits come with risks. You may lose your case entirely, or a jury could award damages that are less than you would get in a settlement.

Timing. Trials take longer, which means you may not receive compensation as quickly as you would like. Having a pending lawsuit also prevents you from closing this difficult chapter of your life.

Privacy. The results of your truck accident lawsuit become part of the public record, which may not feel comfortable to you.

How much will I have to pay for semi-truck accident attorney?

Cooper Elliott offers free consultations, and we are paid only if we win your lawsuit or settle your claim out of court. We discuss payment details with you at each stage of the process so there are no surprises.

What can I expect in our initial consultation?

You will meet with an experienced commercial truck accident attorney who will listen to your story and discuss the legal options available to you.

We will be honest with you about how the legal system works and possible avenues to explore to seek justice for the injuries you sustained from the accident.

Every day, we meet with people who are picking up the pieces of their life after a tragedy. We understand how difficult this can be, and we won't pressure you into doing anything you don't want to do at any step.

TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS IN COLUMBUS OHIO

Have you been injured in a commercial truck accident?

If a motorcycle accident has cause you to suffer serious injuries or the loss of the loved one, you deserve justice. Schedule a free consultation today to get started. Here’s what to expect:

  • Initial Conversation
  • Case Evaluation
  • Filing of Lawsuit
  • Exchange of Information
  • Mediation
  • Trial
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