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Attorneys for People Injured in Dayton Freight Trucking Accidents

LogoThomas Cronin, Jr. founded Dayton Freight Lines in 1981, following a successful business model based on customer service. The Company is a recognized LTL (less than truckload) regional carrier headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The Union free, privately owned company has more than 5000 employees, 1653 tractors, and approximately 3800 trailers.

Dayton Freight Lines provides irregular route service to all the Continental United States. However, the primary core service area in the North includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan to the south in Kentucky and Tennessee. Primarily, Dayton Freight Lines delivers West to Kansas and Nebraska, and east all of Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania. In 2018, the company generated an annual income of more than $571 million.

Contact information for Dayton Freight Lines, Inc. include:

6450 Poe Ave.
Dayton, OH 45414 (800) 860-5102 (toll-free)
(937) 264-4060 (local phone)
(937) 415-0935 (customer service)
(844) 231-7043 (DFXpedited service)

Dayton Freight Lines is a Truckload (LT) carrier, meaning the company delivers one truckload containing similar products, goods, and materials to multiple locations. This type of trucking is opposite an LTL (less than truckload) carrier with a mixed freight.

Accidents involving Dayton Freight Lines

Like most major trucking companies, Dayton Freight Lines travels millions of miles crisscrossing North America, specifically the upper Midwest states. The increased demand for on-time delivery and tight schedules increase the stress for truckers delivering goods. The company has dealt with many accidents with injuries in recent years. A small sampling of these accidents includes:

  • Accident on December 6, 2019 - The Tennessee Highway Patrol filed a report involving a Dayton Freight Lines Truck with an enclosed box trailer colliding into a motor vehicle on Guthrie Hwy. in Clarksville, TN. The incident occurred during daylight hours on a wet road surface with no other adverse weather conditions. The report indicates there were no fatalities but one injury.
  • Accident on November 11, 2019 - The Kansas Highway Patrol filed a report indicating concerning two vehicles, including a Dayton Freight Lines semi-trailer pulling and enclosed box trailer on a divided to weigh Highway (Interstate 35). The incident occurred at night on a dry road surface with no other adverse weather conditions. The report indicates there were no fatalities, but one fatality injury.
  • Collision on September 23, 2019 - The Granville Police Department filed a report concerning a semi-trailer pulling and enclosed trailer colliding with a motor vehicle on a divided, to a road in Granville, Michigan. The accident occurred during daylight hours on a dry road surface with no other adverse weather conditions. There was one injury reported.
  • Accident on September 17, 2019 - The St. Joseph Sheriff's Department filed a report concerning a single unit truck belonging to Dayton Freight Lines, pulling an enclosed box trailer on a two-way road (SR 23). The incident involved a three-vehicle collision with one injury and no fatalities during daylight hours on a dry road surface.
  • Crash on August 7, 2019 - the Shawano County Sheriff's Department filed a report concerning an accident involving a motor vehicle and a Dayton Freight Lines Semi-Tractor pulling and enclosed box trailer on a divided, two-way road) South 47) in Bonduel, Wisconsin. The accident occurred on wet surface roads during daylight hours. The report indicates there were three injuries.
  • Accident on June 14, 2019 - The Michigan State police - Monroe filed a report concerning an accident involving a Dayton Freight Lines semi-truck pulling an enclosed box trailer on a divided two-way road (Interstate 75) and colliding into a motor vehicle. The incident occurred at dawn on a dry road surface that resulted in one injury and no fatalities.
  • Crash on May 2, 2019 - The Ohio State Police (Mansfield) filed a report concerning an accident with a company semi-truck on a one-way road (SR 13) in the Township of Jackson, Ohio. The incident occurred during daylight, with no adverse weather conditions. The report indicates there was one injury, but no fatalities.
  • Crash on January 23, 2019 - The Ohio State Police (Walbridge) filed a report concerning a Dayton Freight Lines semi-truck in an accident on a two-way road (Interstate 75) at night in rainy conditions in the Township of Perrysburg, Ohio. The report indicates there were no injuries.

Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), crashes with large commercial trucks in the US cause catastrophic injuries to passenger vehicles because of:

  • Driving Impaired - If the truckers involved in an accident, law enforcement will often perform a test at the accident scene to determine if the truck driver consumed alcohol or took illegal drugs.
  • Drowsy Driving - The demands of truck driving often requires the truck or to operate their vehicle for many hours without taking a break, which can lead to drowsy driving.
  • Aggressive Behavior - Aggressively operating a vehicle could result in wrongful death or severe injuries of innocent passengers and motorists.
  • Distracted Driving - The trucker should never use their mobile phone, send text messages, or read their email while operating their commercial vehicle. Distracted driving could lead to severe harm or death.

Many times, the semi-truck driver has the accident due to erratic movements or because they were driving distracted or while fatigued. In these cases, attorneys working on behalf of their clients can obtain monetary recovery because they were able to prove to the claim's adjuster or jury that the trucker and trucking company failed to maintain a safe environment for everyone on the road.

Compensation in a Truck Crash-Related Personal Injury or Wrongful Death

Any individual injured in a collision with a semi-tractor-trailer, cargo van, a commercial vehicle can seek financial compensation through a lawsuit or claim against any responsible party at fault for the crash. To ensure success, the victim must abide by Illinois tort laws when presenting a case for compensation. The process can be complicated. Injured victims can submit a claim for compensation or file a lawsuit against every responsible party and take their case to court or negotiate an out of court settlement.

Filing a truck accident claim for compensation ensures that the victim can receive economic recovery for their damages it, including:

  • Hospital costs, medical expenses, and bills associated with rehab and therapy
  • Lost income because of missed work: Loss of future earnings due to temporary or permanent disability
  • Rental vehicle costs while your damaged vehicle is under repair
  • The cost of replacement of your total car or truck
  • Mental anguish and emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can Make the Difference

The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC remain committed to resolving truck accident cases where a large commercial vehicle wrongfully killed another or the victim suffered severe injuries. Our strong legal team of dedicated attorneys will provide you immediate representation on your behalf and develop effective strategies to fight back against the trucking company hoping to dismiss their legal responsibility.

Call our law offices now at (888) 424-5757. Our legal team can begin working on your case today. We accept all cases through a contingency fee agreement. This arrangement will ensure that your family will not pay anything until after we have negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement or have won your case at trial.

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