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April 2017

Opioid Use Among Truckers

By | April 26th, 2017|Truck Accident|

If you have ever experienced the horror of a truck accident, you know that the modern passenger car is no match for a goliath semi-tractor trailer that can stand 14 feet tall, carry a load the size of a house and outweigh your vehicle by as much as a factor of 100 to 1.   Though [...]

March 2017

Trucking Company Liability for a Truck Accident

By | March 16th, 2017|Truck Accident|

Semi-truck accident investigations are more detailed and involved than routine car accident cases.  When a semi-truck causes a crash, there are numerous documents from the trucking company that must be reviewed to determine the root cause of the accident.  A thorough investigation can reveal facts that enhance the value of the claim and may support [...]

October 2016

Truck Accident Involving Loose Cargo

By | October 12th, 2016|Truck Accident|

Truck accidents have received greater attention by Ohio personal injury lawyers because they are increasing in numbers and often lead to devastating injuries.  In an effort to better serve our clients who sustain catastrophic injury or wrongful death from a truck accident, I recently joined the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), [...]

April 2016

Employer’s Liability for IC’s Truck Accident

By | April 6th, 2016|Truck Accident|

When a truck accident is caused by an employee of the trucking company or company engaged in hauling, the company is liable for personal injury or wrongful death caused by the employee.  Ohio law has long held that an employer is vicariously liable for the acts of its employee.  However, an employer is typically liable [...]

March 2016

Industry Standards Applicable to a Truck Accident

By | March 16th, 2016|Truck Accident|

Regulations and Industry Standards A truck accident is unlike a routine car accident in several ways. There are a number of regulations and industry standards that apply to truck drivers and trucking companies that do not apply to ordinary drivers. One source of regulations is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, which governs interstate trucking. [...]

June 2014

The Tracy Morgan Accident Was No Accident

By | June 16th, 2014|Truck Accident|

Truck and car accidents caused by fatigued drivers are no accident.  When a truck driver gets onto the highway in an exhausted state, he or she is significantly more likely to crash. Last week, we read that a TV star, Tracy Morgan, was gravely injured when his van was rearended by a fatigued truck driver.  One [...]

May 2014

Truck and Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians

By | May 12th, 2014|Truck Accident|

Truck and car accidents that result in personal injury to pedestrians are a source of severe fractures, brain injury and wrongful death in Ohio.  Commonly, these injuries occur at or near a crosswalk in a busy intersection.  Another type of case is the so-called "dart out" where a young child thoughtlessly dashes into the street during play.  Less common, [...]

February 2014

Do Bicyclists Deserve a Safe Road?

By | February 10th, 2014|Truck Accident|

Truck and car accidents with bikes are on the rise.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that about 2 percent of traffic-related fatalities in the U.S. involve bicyclists.  The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that the cost of these fatalities to be more than $3 billion each year. In addition, 48,000 bike riders were injured in truck and [...]

September 2013

A New Study Re: Truck Accidents Due to Fatigue

By | September 9th, 2013|Truck Accident|

Truck accidents are too common and often deadly.  A fully loaded semi tractor-trailer rig can weigh over 50 tons.  A passenger vehicle weighing a ton or less is no match for these goliaths of the highway.  Demanding employers frequently push trucking company employees and independent contractors alike to put in long hours on the road.  Naturally, [...]

August 2013

Truck and Car Accidents Resulting From Texting

By | August 15th, 2013|Car Accident, Truck Accident|

Truck and car accidents, as well pedestrian and bicycle accidents, are being increasingly caused by texting while driving. Drivers who send text messages while driving divert their eyes from the road, thereby drifting and becoming disoriented.  Simulations show that texting and driving are as dangerous as drunk driving.  I have handled several of these cases and am currently handling [...]

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