Lane Change Accidents

We Prepare Strong Claims Based On The Facts Of Your Case

Cars, bicyclists and motorcyclists are all at risk when driving near or beside trucks. Truck drivers are supposed to employ proper use of their many mirrors to navigate properly, yet lane change collisions still occur.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) require truck drivers to manage the 360 degrees around their truck space. One of our attorneys owns and periodically drives a truck and trailer. As such, our firm builds a strong case for you built on our firsthand experience of the trucking industry.

Every Aspect Of Your Collision With A Truck Can Help Build A Solid Case

Truck drivers are trained to be aware of their blind spots when traveling on the highways. Accidents result when a truck driver changes lanes incorrectly due to:

  • Fatigue
  • Poor driver training
  • Distractions

Our experienced lawyers know that the federal enforcement program called Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) is notified when a trucking company and driver are not compliant with safety regulations. If the truck driver and truck company are not "compliant" then they are not "safe" and need to be held "accountable" per the industry's own enforcement program.

We Take Key Evidence To Trial For You

Important evidence needs to be gathered right away in the case of a trucking accident. Eyewitnesses and physical evidence such as tire marks on the highway to indicate length of the truck's braking turn into solid evidence in the courtroom.

It is critical to have an inspection of all the vehicles involved before they are put back into service and driven away. The truck company has its own rapid response teams, often on the scene of the crash, beginning their defense while your loved one is still in the hospital. It is important that we are involved right away to preserve evidence necessary to protect you.

At Young & McCarthy LLP, in Ohio, we help drivers and passengers who have been injured in a lane change crash with a truck.

Call our firm for a free consultation with an attorney, toll free at 866-541-2220, or contact us online.