When compared to other kinds of motor vehicle accidents on the road, incidents involving a tractor-trailer or other large commercial vehicle are much more complicated because there may be multiple parties responsible. The owner of the truck, the trucking company, or the organization that loaded the truck may all be culpable if an accident takes place.
The state of Ohio is a vital part of the trucking corridor. It connects the parts of the northeast to the Midwest and points beyond. The Ohio Turnpike has more than 240 miles of road adjacent to Lake Eerie. Even though this stretch of the road has periodic rest stops for drivers, truck accidents in Ohio are unavoidable. Driver fatigue or negligence are not the only contributing factors. Severe weather causes harsh driving conditions even for the most skilled truck driver.
According to a report published by a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of buses and large trucks involved in fatal accidents has increased almost 30% since 2009. Nearly 90% of crashes involving a truck are due to the negligence of the driver, which comes in the form of:
Brakes that needed replacing and worn-out tires were also contributing factors.
Almost every product we buy has spent some time on a commercial vehicle as it made its way from the product’s distribution center to its retail location. The trucking industry has reached an astounding trillion dollars and contributes to more than 10% of the United States’ GDP.
The size and power of a large commercial vehicle play a major role in why the accident occurred in the first place. If you are injured, our attorneys can help. You have ventured into an area of the legal stratosphere that is controlled by corporations protecting their piece of the trillion-dollar pie. We can help protect your rights and determine if you are eligible for monetary compensation.
The most frequent types of injuries reported in a truck accident are:
If you are seeking damages because of a truck accident, it must be established by the organization or party you are suing engaged in negligent behavior and that negligence caused your injuries. One way to do that is to determine whether there was a violation of the laws governing large commercial vehicles.
Our experienced trucking attorneys have successfully litigated many cases involving various types of lawsuits involving trucks. Not only do we represent truck drivers, but also pedestrians, bus drivers, and other passengers who may have been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle.
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