Runaway Trailer Accidents
Williams DeClark Tuschman Co. L.P.A. and our Toledo truck accident attorneys can handle semi-truck accident cases of all sorts, including those caused by a runaway trailer. With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, our team is equipped to walk you through each step of your injury claim, right up to litigation if a fair settlement cannot be reached. When you and your family are in a bind and do not know where to turn, we are here for you!
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Hazards Caused By Runaway Trailers
The average shipping container or trailer attached to a big rig can weigh several tons. During transit, it must be attached in a way that ensures all of that weight does not shift too much and cause the trailer to rattle free, becoming a dangerous runaway trailer.
A runaway trailer can:
- Slam into any vehicle following the big rig
- Tip over and block several lanes
- Veer into adjacent lanes suddenly
- Cause massive property damage
While a truck driver is responsible for driving the large vehicle safety, he or she will not usually be liable when a trailer becomes loose. This is typically the result of a negligent load crew at the trucking company’s warehouse. When filing an injury claim following a runaway trailer accident, identifying the liable party early on can be beneficial for your claim’s validity. If you are not sure where to start, contact our Toledo truck accident attorneys today.
Damages & Compensation In Truck Accidents
The behavior or path of a runaway trailer is entirely unpredictable. To this end, it is not reasonable to expect other motorists to know how to avoid it. If someone is struck by a runaway trailer, any resulting damages should not be paid with his or her own expenses.
Damages you may wish to pursue in your claim include:
- Medical costs
- Rehabilitation fees
- Repair bills
- Lost wages
At our law firm in Toledo, Ohio, we are careful to assess each case individually, never seeing clients as just a number. This personalized approach to injury claims allows us to know just how much compensation our clients need to fully recover or be comfortable again.
If you would like to see the difference our caliber of service can make for your runaway trailer case, feel free to call 419-719-5195 at any time to set up a free case evaluation or review our previous case results.