What To Do After a Truck Accident – A Conversation With Darryl Isaacs
Attorney Darryl Isaacs sat down to address questions for those who have been involved in a crash involving big rig trucks or other large commercial vehicles. Join us in this radio episode of “Ask The Hammer,” the podcast exploring the legal matters that matter most. Play the episode directly below.
Hi, I’m Darryl Isaacs. People started calling me “The Hammer” because I gained a reputation for fighting to obtain maximum compensation for my injured clients who are victims of somebody else’s reckless and often callous disregard for the rights and safety of others. For me it’s not just a job, it’s a vocation.
If you or somebody you love has been in a collision with a big commercial truck, you will need all the help you can get. Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident law firm will fight to obtain your maximum compensation from the negligent trucker or trucking company and all liable parties if you will allow us to. It is my hope that by holding the trucking industry accountable, we can make it more expensive for lawless truckers and companies to break the law than they think it is to obey it.
In my decades of practicing personal injury law, I have seen the horrific injuries these big trucks cause to the occupants of other, smaller vehicles. Nothing makes me angrier than knowing that, for many of these nightmares, the accident could have been avoided entirely if the trucking company would abide by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration safety regulations. But trucking is like any other business, it’s all about the money.
When truckers and trucking companies ignore FMCSA safety regulations and guidelines, they are gambling with the lives of every other driver they share the road with. When their negligence causes a catastrophic accident, as an attorney I want to fight to make sure they are held accountable to the maximum amount of money the law allows.
You Will Need a Trucking Accident Lawyer to Receive Fair Compensation
The trucking insurance carrier will be notified as soon as a major accident involving one of their trucks occurs, and they will respond rapidly. They will send out a team of skilled accident scene investigators to the crash site.
Ohio is a comparative negligence state. If the insurance company can show that another driver was over fifty-percent responsible for the wreck, they won’t have to pay anything, no matter how disastrous the accident is for the occupants of the other vehicle(s). Any evidence that another driver was at least partly responsible could allow them to reduce the compensation they have to pay for claims. Because these catastrophic accidents cause grave injuries and death, the stakes are high, with claims often totaling millions of dollars.
Isaacs & Isaacs law firm has a team we send to the site of horrible wrecks. We will be there to protect you from the trucker’s insurance people and to gather evidence at the scene of the accident. We will take pictures of the wreck, the damaged vehicles, the skid marks on the road and any other tangible evidence that could show the trucker was responsible. We will obtain witness statements and contact info, and we will shield you from the insurance people when you are hurt and vulnerable. If they want to ask you any questions, you can refer them to your lawyer. Though they like to pose as concerned bystanders, these people are not your friends. They are looking for information and will use anything you say to reduce or deny your claim.
Isaacs & Isaacs Truck Accident Lawyers Will Fight for You
Often when there is an accident, more than one party is at least partly responsible. But CDL drivers and trucking companies owe a higher duty of care than class C drivers because vehicles weighing over 10,000 pounds are such a hazard to smaller vehicles. Trucks are big, complex machines with many parts that must be properly maintained. Loads must be secured correctly, inspected after so many miles and drivers are required to pass health exams and are not supposed to work over the FMCSA allowed hours without resting.
Without filing a lawsuit, you have no right to demand access to trucking company records and other tangible evidence that can prove liability. Once a lawsuit is filed, your truck accident lawyer can demand access to:
- Tangible evidence such as the trucker’s cell phone and transcripts of texts and calls
- The trucker’s log of hours worked and of inspections of cargo while on the road
- Receipts that could prove where the truck was and how far it went in how many hours
- The trucker’s work and police record
- Subpoena company employees to testify under oath at a deposition and at trial
- The black box recording on the truck
- Records of inspections and repairs
- All other company records
- The truck itself
If a faulty mechanical part contributed to the accident, a third-party manufacturer could also be held liable.
Isaacs & Isaacs Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers Are On Call 24/7
Because time is a crucial factor in protecting your case or claim, we are on call around-the-clock to respond to serious emergencies. We know that these horrific accidents happen at all hours, and we remain alert to be at your side as soon as you call us for help.
You don’t have to have any money to enlist our help. We will represent you on a contingency fee basis. If we don’t get you your money, we don’t get paid! We want to make sure that, when a trucker or trucking company ignores FMCSA rules and causes a horrific accident, they will be held accountable for every last penny of compensation you will need to recover and go forward with your life.
You do not have to face this nightmare alone. You can reach an aggressive and experienced Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident lawyer right now by calling our hotline at 800-800-888 , or just fill out our online form. If you are not sure whether you have a valid case or claim, we will be happy to assist you and answer your questions. We are here for you around-the-clock.