A fatal car accident can leave a victim's family emotionally and financially distressed, in addition to wanting answers as to why the accident happened. Family members of the victim may choose to file charges if an investigation reveals negligence, or in a recent Ohio case, drunk driving, contributed to a victim's death.
The idea of outfitting school buses with seat belts is not a new idea. Neither is the controversy over their need. Some Motor vehicle Safety experts disagree on how useful seat belts on buses actually are.
The safety of those traveling on the roadway depends on the good driving practices of the numerous drivers that travel on the roadways. A driver or a passenger could suddenly be injured or killed in an accident caused by a negligent driver. Whether they are speeding, distracted or under the influence, the negligent driver could seriously affect the lives of many on the roadway. This is especially true if a vehicle collides with a truck. The impact of a truck crash often leaves the automobile severely damaged and those traveling inside of it seriously injured or even killed.
Ohio residents may have heard about famous comedic actor Tracy Morgan and the tragic truck accident he was involved in recently in another state. The 30 Rock actor was severely injured in the accident and his comedy writer and mentor died as a result of the six-car crash.
A truck accident may often end up being more dangerous than an accident involving smaller vehicles, as the size and weight of a truck is much more than that of cars. Additionally, when the tractor-trailer is carrying material that is dangerous, toxic or flammable, a truck accident can put everyone exposed to it at risk. Since truck drivers travel long distances and often work long hours, there are strict federal and state regulations regulating driving hours and the weight of the truck. However, truck accidents still take place routinely.