Pitt Ohio Transportation Group Truck Accident Lawyers
Pitt Ohio has been providing trucking services for 40 years. Charles, the company’s founder, and his two brothers bought three trucks and a one-door warehouse in Ohio in 1979. They moved freight between Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hence the name Pitt Ohio. The company opened terminals in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Charleston, West Virginia, Baltimore, Maryland, and Cleveland, Ohio. Over the next 10 years, they opened six more terminals throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. They offer companies LTL services.
As of now, Pitt Ohio has received many industry awards, including being named the Echo Global Logistics LTL Carrier Platinum Award and an Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner. This year, they have been named the LTL Carrier of the Year by HNI Corporation, and they have launched warehouse and distribution services. With over 3,100 employees and 21 terminals, Pitt Ohio is one of the leading trucking companies in the mid-Atlantic.Truck Driver Negligence
Even award-winning trucking companies can be involved in devastating truck accidents. Large vehicles such as tractor-trailers and semi-trucks are hazardous and should be driven with respect on the road. Truck drivers have a legal obligation to go through training, use reasonable care when driving, and obey all North Carolina traffic laws. When truck drivers fail to use reasonable care and drive or negligently or recklessly, they can be held liable for the damage they cause.
Even when truck drivers have the best of intentions, dangerous truck accidents can still occur. Negligence is typically the cause of the complicated truck accidents, but maintenance failures and faulty parts can also be the cause. The first step in obtaining compensation after a truck accident is determining who is liable or at fault for the truck accident. At Arnold & Smith, PLLC, our experienced truck accident lawyers have an in-depth understanding of personal injury law. We also have the financial resources and skills to thoroughly investigate truck accident cases, gather evidence, and prove who was at fault.
If you have been hit and injured by a large tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, or another type of commercial truck, initiating a lawsuit could be necessary to protect yourself. You are probably concerned about your mounting medical bills and worried about paying them since you had to take time off of work. Obtaining compensation through an insurance payout or personal injury lawsuit could protect your family's financial future and ensure you get the medical care you deserve.Seeking Compensation Through an Insurance Policy
Commercial truck accidents can be devastating to everyone involved. For those who suffered catastrophic injuries, their medical bills could exceed millions of dollars over their lifetime. For example, if someone experiences a spinal cord injury and becomes paralyzed, he or she may need ongoing medical care, surgery, and extended rehabilitation. If you or a loved one has been permanently disabled in a truck accident, you need a lawyer who will negotiate aggressively with the insurance company and hold them accountable.
Insurance companies are in the business of making a profit. They will offer victims low settlement amounts in exchange for their signing a waiver of their claim to compensation through a lawsuit. In other words, if you accept a settlement offer, you will refuse the right to sue the at-fault driver in court. Once you sign the waiver, you will not be able to recover any money in court. Discussing your case with an attorney before you sign a settlement agreement is crucial.
When you have an attorney negotiating on your behalf, the chances of obtaining a full settlement amount are much higher. A skilled truck accident lawyer can demand the maximum compensation you need for a catastrophic truck accident injury or multiple injuries and losses. Additionally, if your loved one died in a devastating truck accident, a lawyer can help you pursue compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit in North Carolina.Discuss Your Case With a Charlotte Lawyer Today
Unfortunately, it is impossible to roll back time and prevent the truck accident that caused your injuries from happening. We cannot undo the truck accident. However, at Arnold & Smith, PLLC, we will fight to make you whole again under the law. Our experienced lawyers need to hear your story so we can help you see the total amount of compensation you deserve after a truck accident. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our Charlotte lawyers.