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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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Speeding Truck Drivers: A Serious Danger On Columbus Roads

We see them everywhere in and around Columbus: massive big rigs sharing the roadways with smaller passenger vehicles. These vehicles can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, and when drivers speed, they can cause catastrophic accidents that can leave multiple road users hurt. Truck drivers are often under pressure to deliver as much cargo as...

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Truck Safety Technology Can Prevent Accidents in Ohio

Safety advocates hope advances in technology will significantly reduce the risk of trucking accidents on the nation's roads. The National Safety Council reports new collision-mitigation technology may save lives by reducing serious and fatal traffic collisions involving tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. Systems under development use a combination of radar and cameras to identify...

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Reducing Risks of Ohio Trucking Collisions

Determining causation after an Ohio trucking accident is a complex challenge. Preventing such accidents is also complex. It's a critical safety issue because of the increasing number of road deaths. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 2016 saw a total of 3,986 deaths caused by large truck accidents. Economic expansion and a nationwide...

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Fatigued Drivers a Leading Cause of Columbus Trucking Accidents

With the economy booming and a nationwide trucker shortage of more than 50,000 drivers, fatigue among commercial drivers is a critical safety issue. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Transportation has begun phasing in a requirement for mandatory electronic tracking of Hours-of-Service compliance for most commercial truckers. For decades, truckers were permitted to keep paper logbooks...

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Attorney encourages abuse victims of former OSU doctor to come forward

Multiple students describe sexual misconduct during exams COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 18, 2018) - Attorney Scott Elliot Smith of Smith Law Office is representing victims of Dr. Richard Strauss, the physician formerly employed by Ohio State University who is alleged to have engaged in sexual misconduct of male students during medical exams and procedures. "Many students...

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Ohio Among Most Dangerous States for Trucking Accidents

The Midwest is the most dangerous area in the nation for traffic accidents involving commercial trucks and buses, according to information released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. FMCSA is sponsoring Truck and Bus Traffic Enforcement Training (TBTET) as the summer travel season gets underway. The law enforcement training program is free to interested...

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Ohio Tort Reform Law A Hardship For Sexual Assault Victims

Tort reform in Ohio has many advocates, but changes to the state's legal system designed to provide people with the right to seek financial compensation for the reckless or negligent behavior of someone else has had unintended consequences for victims of violent crime. Family takes legal action In 2013, a woman who was sexually assaulted...

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How Younger Truck Drivers Could Make the Roads of Columbus Less Safe

Inexperienced truck drivers place all Columbus road users in danger. Drivers who do not have the skill and experience necessary to safely control large, heavy vehicles in all traffic situations can cause accidents, and these accidents cause serious injuries to the victims who are involved. Unfortunately, inexperience is a common problem among truck drivers in...

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