Michael Jay Leizerman, Attorney
Whether conducting in-state or inter-state commerce, trucks play an enormous role in the safety on Ohio's roadways. Our state boasts busy toll roads, high-traffic interstate freeways, and miles of two-lane country highways, making truck traffic throughout Ohio common. Major cities like Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo attract tractor trailers, semis and tanker trucks from all parts of the country. Highways such as the Ohio Turnpike, Interstate 75, Interstate 70 and numerous other freeways serve as major arteries for trucks that are only passing through Ohio. Unfortunately, that high traffic leads to frequent truck accidents.
In 2012 (the latest released data), there were more than 5774 fatal and non-fatal large truck and bus crashes in Ohio annually. Thousands of people are injured and over a hundred more are killed every year. If you or a family member has suffered from a truck accident, you need a legal representative who has experience in holding trucking companies, carriers and brokers accountable. Michael Leizerman has spent his career building his reputation as an authority on truck accident cases involving truck driver negligence. He is often called on to assist attorneys across the country with truck accident-related litigation.
Despite his national acclaim, Michael is proud to call Ohio home, and he continues to focus his expertise toward the benefit of Ohioans who have suffered as a result of a truck accident. Contact Michael today for a free consultation and discuss your potential case with an attorney who has a track record for defending truck accident victims against the drivers and carriers who should be held responsible.
Contact me at 800-628-4500 for a free consultation
Or contact me online. All information is kept confidential. I will not accept a case in a state where I'm not ethically permitted under the circumstances.
In Ohio since 1977
For over 35 years, Leizerman & Associates has helped hundreds of victims of Ohio truck accidents. Our truck accident attorneys have successfully represented Ohio residents who suffered wrongful death or serious injuries that have prevented them from returning to work and may have caused permanent disability.
Ohio Super Lawyers
Michael Leizerman has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer multiple times. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers magazine names attorneys in each state who received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics.
Michael Leizerman regularly engages in continuing legal education presentations around the country, including the following events in Ohio:
- (invited) Ohio Association for Justice (May 8, 2014)
Priceless is Not Valueless--Compensation for Non-Economic Damages
- Ohio Association for Justice Trucking Safety Section Seminar (September 17, 2013)
Using Psychodrama in Truck Accident Cases
- Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention (May 3, 2013)
Exposing the Roots of a Trucking Case
- Ohio Association for Justice Trucking Seminar (September 13, 2012)
Examining the Truck Driver and Safety Director
- Ohio Association for Justice (May 2-4, 2012)
Finding all the Insurance Coverage and Defendants
- Trial Techniques, Toledo Bar Association (November 21, 2003)
Topic: Sample Opening Statement Using Courtroom Technology
- Toledo Bar Association (September 12, 2003)
Topic: Avoiding Malpractice During Settlements – Protecting The Client’s Interests
Your truck accident case may be larger than you think. My experience often enables me to maximize awards, well beyond what the co-counsel originally expected. My book Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing, is considered the definitive work on handling truck accident cases. Contact me if you are seeking co-counsel on your case.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.
There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in Bath may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.
Fatal Truck Accidents: 147 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 4,428 per year
Accident Locales: 52% (Rural), 48% (Urban)
Carrier Fact: 46% of Ohio truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not OH.
In 83% of Ohio truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.