Tractor-Trailer Operator Seek Compensation After Collision with Work Van in Lucas County

On December 29th, 2020, our client was heading east in his tractor-trailer on U.S. Route 20 in Sylvania Township, Ohio. A reckless motorist was driving north on Centennial Road, approaching the intersection with US 20. This careless driver failed to stop at a red light at the intersection, crashing into our client’s truck.

The force of the collision caused the steel coils to come off of our client’s tractor and strike another driver. Because the defendant was driving a work van owned by Northwest Electrical Contracting, Charles E. Boyk Law Offices is seeking compensation from the reckless driver and the company on our client’s behalf.

Assessing Negligence

All drivers must adhere to traffic signals. Unfortunately, the defendant violated this duty when he ran a red light. Ohio Highway Patrol has since cited him for this negligent action, further proving the other driver’s fault.

The other defendant, Northwest Electrical Contracting, was responsible for hiring, training, and monitoring its workers. It was also responsible for creating standards of operation for its contractors to follow when operating its vehicles. Therefore the company also bears liability for this accident.

Examining Our Client’s Losses

Due to the defendant’s actions, our client has suffered injuries to his right and left hands, wrists, neck, back, and head. He has dealt with the burden of medical expenses and other economic losses due to being unable to work while injured. This incident has impacted his quality of life as he has dealt with great pain and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

He will be permanently disabled, and his future medical costs will only add to the incurring debt that he suffers from this incident. Our client’s wife has stated that her quality of life has been affected by this collision as well. She is unable to enjoy the affection, society, and services of her husband.

Contact One of Our Attorneys Today

Drivers must operate their vehicles safely for everyone on the road. If you have suffered injuries from a tractor-trailer or car collision, you could file an injury case. A knowledgeable attorney at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices can serve you to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.

Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC