truck and car accidents

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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

Truck and Car Accidents: Insurance Limits

By | September 19th, 2013|Car Accident|

We handle truck and car accidents in Ohio.  In doing so, we have to be familiar with the insurance limits available for clients who sustain personal injury as a result of a collision with a semi tractor trailer rig.  These motor vehicle accidents often involve big damages because of factors involving speed and disparate weight between big [...]

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 [...]

February 2013

Federal Regulations May Apply to Small Trucks

By | February 13th, 2013|Car Accident, Truck Accident|

I just read an interesting article called Small Trucks, Big Regulations published by a very smart lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, Joseph Fried.  Fried pointed out that in some circumstances, pickup trucks and other small frame trucks may be subject to the same regulations that apply to semi tractor trailer rigs.  We are familiar with the federal regulatory [...]

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