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What’s Driving the High Fatality Rate for Deadly Truck Accidents?

Fatal truck crashes may be on the decline due to emerging safety technology and stricter federal guidelines, but the number of deadly crashes involving large trucks is still significantly high. In 2017, there were approximately 4,889 deaths across the United States caused by truck crashes, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Roughly...

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How Inexperienced Truck Drivers Could Put Motorists At Risk

In recent years, the trucking industry has found itself in a dilemma – being forced to look to unconventional means of hiring new drivers to fill a shortage. In order to stay afloat, the trucking industry will need about 50,000 additional drivers within the near future, according to The Trucker.com. One avenue the industry is...

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How speed limiters could prevent Ohio truck accidents

Large trucks speeding through the highways and streets of Ohio are a big concern for anyone who shares the road with them. At least one group is working to urge lawmakers to mandate speed-limiters on heavy trucks to help make streets safer. According to Freight Waves, a coalition led by Road Safe America and the...

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The Best Ideas to Avoid the Dangers Large Trucks Pose to Pedestrians

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users, especially when large trucks are present. Not only do pedestrians lack the protections afforded by a motor vehicle, they often disappear into truck blind spots. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), large trucks traveling 65 mph take up to the length of two football fields...

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Federal Judge Orders OSU and Survivors of Dr. Strauss’s Sexual Abuse to Participate in Mediation

COLUMBUS – A federal district court judge has ordered OSU to participate in mediation with Dr. Strauss’s sexual abuse survivors, holding in abeyance OSU’s Motion to Dismiss. Judge Michael H. Watson of the Southern District of Ohio ruled that the case, which was brought by victims of former OSU physician Dr. Richard Strauss, will proceed...

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A Columbus Attorney Discusses the Dangers of Truck Safety Technology

Large, fast and unruly: it’s no surprise that tractor-trailer trucks are the cause of some of the deadliest accidents in Ohio. Fortunately, great advancements have been made in trucking safety technology in recent years. While these tools should be making Columbus’ roads safer, our research has shown that they come with their own safety challenges as well.  What...

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A Columbus Attorney Discusses Underride Truck Accidents

Underride truck accidents occur when a smaller passenger vehicle crashes into a tractor-trailer and gets crushed underneath. They can happen at the rear of a trailer or on the side, and often result in severe or life-threatening injuries. Common factors include:   Visibility issues: Heavy rain and fog can obstruct drivers’ view, increasing the risk of crashing...

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