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April 2017

Opioid Use Among Truckers

By |2020-05-03T22:43:54+00:00April 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 [...]

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March 2017

Trucking Company Liability for a Truck Accident

By |2020-05-03T22:41:45+00:00March 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 [...]

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October 2016

Truck Accident Involving Loose Cargo

By |2020-05-03T22:39:55+00:00October 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 a catastrophic injury or wrongful death from a truck accident, I recently joined the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America [...]

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April 2016

Employer’s Liability for IC’s Truck Accident

By |2020-05-03T22:33:59+00:00April 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 [...]

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March 2016

Industry Standards Applicable to a Truck Accident

By |2020-05-03T22:29:28+00:00March 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. [...]

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June 2014