Fatal Truck Accidents

Columbus, Ohio Attorney

Fatal truck accidents are preventable tragedies. With close regulation of the trucking industry, we have seen a dramatic decrease in fatal truck accidents, but thousands of them still occur every year, often because trucking companies skirt regulations they think are too expensive, putting profit over safety. Deadly truck accidents are not only tragic, they are expensive as well, with an estimated average cost of over $7 million dollars each. Worse, about 99% of that cost is borne by you—the family of the deceased.

You have to suffer the emotional pain of a fatal truck accident. You shouldn’t have to bear the cost, too. Attorney Anthony Castelli has more than 30 years helping accident victims in the busy trucking crossroads of Ohio, including Columbus, and he wants to help you, too. Please call 1-800-447-6549 or email Anthony Castelli today for a free initial consultation.

Trucks Kill Other Drivers

Of the thousands of people killed every year in heavy truck accidents, nearly 90% are people outside the truck. Even the safest car cannot protect its occupants in a truck accident because the kinetic energy in a speeding semi-truck is 66 times the energy the average car was tested against.

That is why most of the cost of the accident is borne by you, in terms of medical expenses, lost wages, and lost quality of life.

Causes of Truck Accidents

There have been extensive studies performed on truck accidents. These reveal that many of the most common causes of truck accidents are preventable. These include:

  • Fatigue
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Improperly loaded cargo

We know how to prevent these accidents, but the trucking industry has lobbied against many regulations designed to make trucks safer, such as Hours-of-Service (HoS) regulations that limit how long drivers can be on the road, speed limiters that keep truckers from speeding, and electronic logbooks to replace the easily forged paper logbooks currently used.

Blaming the Victim

Instead, trucking companies’ favorite tactic after an accident is to blame your loved one for the accident. Their representatives are often first on the scene, collecting evidence to protect their interests. They may point to evidence on the scene and hope you don’t learn about their drivers’ previous record or the lack of maintenance on the truck itself.

Experienced Help

Anthony Castelli has more than 30 years’ experience helping people in Ohio defend their rights and their loved ones from the accusations and claims made by trucking companies. We can help you get the compensation you deserve after your loss. This cannot bring your loved one back, but it can remove bills and other concerns from your mind so you can dedicate yourself to properly mourn and recover from your loss. The trucking company wants to toss aside your loved one’s death.  The memory of your family’s loss cries out for justice.

Please contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation in the Columbus, Ohio area.

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