Personal Injury Lawyer
Columbus, Ohio

Trucking Accidents

Little Car. Big Truck. You Need To Even The Odds By Hiring A Columbus Truck Accident Lawyer

No matter how carefully you drive or how closely you follow the rules of the road, your 4,000-pound passenger vehicle is no match for a fully loaded, 80,000-pound tractor-trailer. You, your passengers and your vehicle are going to get the worst in any collision. Aside from seat belts, air bags and luck, you have little protection. But you can protect your rights - particularly in the case of an accident caused by an impaired truck driver - by hiring truck accident attorney Scott Elliot Smith of the Smith Law Office to handle your case.

Considering the circumstances of any car vs. truck accident, the injuries suffered by you and your loved ones could be devastating, requiring a long, difficult and expensive series of treatments and therapy.  If you are the breadwinner in your family, the pressure becomes even greater for you to pursue every legal avenue open to your disposal to seek a fair financial settlement. Scott Elliot Smith has more than three decades of experience in handling Columbus personal injury accidents. He is familiar with the various causes of truck accidents and understands how to investigate truck accidents. He knows you are entitled to compensation for hospitalization and other medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, disfigurement or physical therapy.

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When Truckers Ignore Their Responsibilities, Make Them Pay Attention By Hiring An Aggressive Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck drivers have a special obligation to their fellow motorists. Unfortunately, they sometimes put the job of meeting their deadlines ahead of safety. In many cases, drivers are pressured by their employers who may be liable in accidents. The truckers speed. They drive with too little sleep. To battle fatigue, they take drugs that may impair their judgment and reflexes. To make more money, they drive overloaded trucks. They may not have the proper licensing or training to drive a particular rig or to transport a particular cargo. Under any of these scenarios, if you are in the wrong place at the wrong time, your life will be at risk when a trucker loses control of their vehicle. Scott Elliot Smith will work aggressively to help you regain control of your life by exploring all of your legal options for compensation.

Trucking companies, too, have an obligation to put safety first, both for their employees and for other motorists. Unfortunately, too many of these companies fail to meet that responsibility. They hire unqualified and untrained drivers. They set unrealistic delivery schedules that force truckers to break the speed limit or work through mandatory rest breaks. And when their negligence causes people to be seriously injured and killed, they fight tooth and nail to avoid paying compensation - with entire teams of adjusters, investigators and attorneys on their side.

Scott Elliot Smith has the experience and resources needed to take on the trucking companies. He's fought them successfully over and over again, including a historic $10.9 million verdict in a crash involving a frozen food truck. If a trucking company is responsible for your injuries, you need his advocacy on your side.

Contact Scott Elliot Smith Today To Protect Your Rights

Insurance carriers and trucking companies have lawyers looking out for their best interests. You need an experienced attorney who will look out for you. If you've been injured in a truck accident, it's important to learn about your legal options and get answers to your questions.

Personal injury truck accidents can be complicated. The driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, the owner of the cargo and each of their insurance companies has different interests that they are working to protect. You can protect yourself by calling Scott Elliot Smith for a free consultation at 888-311-5297 or contacting us online. We work on a contingency fee basis. In other words, we don't collect a penny from you in fees until we win a financial settlement in your case. You have nothing to lose by calling an experienced truck accident lawyer today.

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