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Veteran Toledo-Area Trucking Accident Attorneys Put You on the Road to Recovery

Going after drivers and trucking companies throughout Ohio

Due to the busy nature of Ohio’s crowded highway system, it is necessary for small cars and motorcycles to share the road with large commercial trucks, such as tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, tankers and piggy back trailers. Unfortunately, traffic volume and highway speeds along I-75, I-80, I-90 and the Ohio Turnpike make driving alongside these trucks very dangerous, leading to countless accidents every year. At Contrada & Associates serving Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, we represent individuals involved in trucking accidents across Ohio and Southeast Michigan in cases not only against the drivers of these trucks, but the trucking companies as well.

Common trucking accident causes

The truck accident attorneys at Contrada & Associates have more than 70 combined years of experience, and in that time, we have seen countless truck and car accident cases stemming from various causes, including:

  • Drunk drivers
  • Drivers asleep behind the wheel
  • Tire blowouts
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe roadways
  • Distracted drivers
  • Defective vehicle parts
  • Extended driver hours
  • Maneuvering

Going after commercial trucking companies

The driver responsible for your accident might not be the only guilty party in your case. At our firm, we also take the fight to the trucking company in charge of the driver and the vehicle the driver was operating. We investigate whether the company complied with federal trucking regulations and maintained the vehicle over the years in compliance with Ohio law. Oftentimes, companies ignore basic safety protocols, overwork drivers or hire unqualified employees, and any of these conditions can lead to an accident once the truck is on the road.

How we help the victims of truck accidents

At Contrada & Associates, our Toledo-area lawyers take a hands-on approach to your truck accident case. From accident investigation and accident reconstruction through investigation of trucking company policies, we look at your case from multiple angles. We secure and review driving records, criminal histories and logbooks to see if any basic guidelines were ignored by the company or the driver. Many trucks are equipped with black box-type devices that monitor any extreme turns or braking. We have access to this data as well, which is valuable for your case.

Truck accidents often involve multiple vehicles and drivers from out of state. If you are an out-of-state driver or an Ohio resident involved in a highway crash with an out-of-state driver, you need an attorney who will aggressively represent you and protect your rights. We have the experience you need when you’ve been injured on the Ohio Turnpike or any of Ohio’s roads.

Contact our law firm serving Toledo, Ohio, today for comprehensive truck accident representation

If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident in Northwest Ohio, call Contrada & Associates today at 419.841.4400 or contact us online to set up a free consultation about your case. Our office is located in Sylvania, and if you cannot come to us, we can visit your home or hospital room.