Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) September 24, 2012
The Cochran Firm - Ohio, a leading full service, Ohio personal injury law firm and Ohio auto accident law firm with offices in Cincinnati and Dayton that represents accident victims throughout Ohio, has filed a Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawsuit on behalf of a Montgomery County, Ohio, man who was severely injured in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer on September 12, 2011. The lawsuit, which was filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court, names Swift Transportation Company and its driver as Defendants. (Case No.12CV008622).
According to the complaint, the alleged victim was operating a motor vehicle on Interstate 70 in Madison County, Ohio¸ when the left rear duals on a tractor-trailer operated by the Defendant driver and owned, leased or rented by Swift, separated from the vehicle.
The brake drum crossed the median, forcefully striking the vehicle in which Plaintiff was traveling, leaving him severely injured. Among other things, the complaint alleges that the Defendant driver carelessly and negligently operated the tractor-trailer in such a way that the left rear duals were separated from the vehicle. The lawsuit further alleges that the driver of the vehicle and Swift negligently failed to adequately inspect and/or maintain the tractor-trailer, and that the collision between the Plaintiff’s vehicle and the brake drum from the tractor-trailer would not have occurred but for the negligence of the Defendants.
The lawsuit charges that the Defendants’ negligence and recklessness caused the victim to sustain severe and permanent injuries, including but not limited to injuries to his back, left wrist, left knee, head, and neck; current and future medical expenses; great pain and suffering, both physical and emotional; loss of ability to perform usual functions; and current and future lost wages. The alleged victim is seeking both compensatory damages, as well as punitive damages for Defendants’ alleged willful, wanton, malicious and conscious disregard for the safety of others, including the Plaintiff.
According to The Cochran Firm – Ohio, far too many innocent people are injured and killed in motor vehicle collisions with tractor-trailers and other large trucks. In its most recent report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that deaths related to trucking accidents increased by 8.7% in 2010. The number of injuries sustained in large truck crashes rose 12% from 2009, according to the NHTSA. [nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811552.pdf]
The Cochran Firm – Ohio offers free legal consultations to victims of motor vehicle accidents throughout Ohio, including those involving tractor-trailers or other large trucks. If you or someone you love was injured in a motor vehicle crash, it is vital you retain a skilled accident attorney to ensure your legal rights are protected. If you are seeking personal, dedicated and aggressive legal representation in the wake of a tractor-trailer accident, please contact The Cochran Firm today by visiting cochranohio.com, or call (513) 381-HURT.
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