Whether driving to and from work or school, or across the state for a weekend road trip, you are bound to be sharing the roadway with trucks, tractor trailers, and commercial vehicles. While trucks provide an integral service to our economy, transporting food and other goods to different locations, they can also be the cause of serious accidents that result in injury or fatality.
Trucks and commercial vehicles are very large, taking up a significant amount of the roadway. They can have trouble switching lanes easily, as trucks cannot maneuver around other vehicles as easily as compact vehicles can. Sometimes a truck may even switch lanes on the roadway right into the space that a car is currently driving, simply because the driver may not have been able to see the vehicle due to blind spots. Truck drivers are also under pressure to arrive at their destination within a certain amount of time, further increasing the likelihood of accidents on the roadway due to a lack of rest or high rate of speed in attempt to beat the clock.
It isn’t too far-fetched to assume that nearly every motorist has had a close-call with a truck on the roadway. A driver may prevent a serious accident due to a split-second reaction or decision, avoiding what could have been a tragic outcome. Unfortunately, not all individuals can be as lucky.
Those who are involved in truck accidents are at risk for serious injuries and fatality. A 90,000 pound machine traveling at a high rate of speed is a recipe for disaster. Truck accidents can cause spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and a laundry list of others that may result in a life-changing disability that requires long term care.
Common Questions in a Truck Accident Claim
Truck accidents differ from a car accident in the sense that there are other things that play a role in the accident. For example, if you were involved in an accident with a semi in which the driver was at fault, the below questions may be investigated by your personal injury lawyer:
- Was the truck driver on duty?
- What did the driver’s work log state?
- How many hours had the driver been on the road?
- Did the truck driver take the appropriate amount of breaks throughout the shift?
- Did the trucking company play a role in the accident?
- Was there a defective part on the semi-truck that caused the accident?
Talk to an Ohio Truck Accident Attorney Today
If your or a loved one has been involved in an Ohio truck accident, caused by the truck driver’s negligence on the roadway, call our Ohio truck accident attorneys at 800.637.8170. The attorneys at our office can answer any questions that you may have regarding your accident and the rights that you have.
Our office has represented truck accident victims in the past, helping them to receive the compensation deserved for the pain and suffering that the accident caused to them and their family. By calling our office, you can receive a free case evaluation and be on your way to a favorable settlement.