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The Case of Truck Collisions Vs. You

Motor vehicle collisions caused by commercial truck drivers are very different from car accidents for a multitude of reasons. I’m sure you are asking-“But why are truck accidents so unique”? I know the challenges that you and your family face as injury victims in a collision with a Truck. Commercial truck collisions are different from...

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Were there more truck accident fatalities in 2019?

Large commercial trucks pose a greater liability to others on the road due to their size and weight. With a fully-loaded trailer, they can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs. and cause massive damage in a single crash. That's why truck drivers and the companies that employ them are held to a high standard in...

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Will the temporary suspension of HOS laws lead to more drowsy driving truck crashes?

According to state data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 791 traffic fatalities in Ohio that involved large commercial trucks. Drowsy driving is one of the leading causes of truck accidents in our state. These crashes are often attributed to: Lack of adequate sleep — it's recommended that adults get 7-9 hours of...

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Ohio rollover truck accidents are complicated legal cases

Learn more about why rollover truck accidents and what you can do about them Truck accidents involving pickup trucks and tractor trailers in Ohio have long been among the most serious motor vehicle accidents. And among pickup truck and tractor trailer accidents, rollover truck accidents often result in very severe truck accidents. Why do rollover...

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Truck drivers with sleep apnea 250 percent more likely to cause a crash

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that involves interrupted breathing and abnormally loud snoring. People with sleep apnea may experience headaches and excessive daytime drowsiness. The most common risk factors for sleep apnea include being overweight, smoking cigarettes, having a neck size greater than 17 inches and being over the age of 40. There are...

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Deadly truck crashes on the rise, yet trucking industry still lags behind on safety

Large commercial trucks are a vital part of the economy in Ohio, but it's becoming increasingly dangerous to share the road with them. In 2018, there was a total of 4,678 traffic fatalities involving large trucks across the U.S. — a one percent increase from 2017. Truck crashes in 2018 involving pedestrians increased by 13 percent....

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How safe do you feel driving around trucks in Columbus?

We often hear about the horrors of negligent truck drivers in the news. One recent truck crash on Interstate 70 in Belmont County caused a chain reaction of crashes that left one person dead, according to WTRF. Another Ohio truck driver received an out of service order from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) after...

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