As mentioned in last week's post on the Cincinnati Car Accident Law Blog, truckers are held to a higher scrutiny in event of a crash due to the size and volume of the vehicle and the regulations surrounding the trucking industry. As with any crash, an investigation must be conducted to determine the cause of the accident-it is not wise to assume any one party was responsible for the crash without a proper investigation.
When there is a truck accident in Ohio, many issues will go into investigating how and why it happened. Truckers are held to a higher standard because they are driving a very large and heavy vehicle, are expected to follow certain rules when doing their jobs, and there is a greater danger of accidents, injuries and fatalities if they violate the rules. This is why the hours of service and knowing whether or not the trucker violated them is so important.
The Labor Day holiday is considered the unofficial end of summer, and as readers of the Cincinnati Car Accident Law blog may remember, is also considered the end of the deadliest days of summer. The hundred days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are considered the 100 deadliest days of the year because of the number of car crashes that take place on the roadways during this period.
When someone is involved in a car accident, he or she often undergoes a slew of emotional and physical pain. Physical injuries lead to stress relating to medical bills, and the trauma of the accident is often severe enough to keep many people awake at night.
Drinking and driving is dangerous and illegal at any age, but when underage Ohio residents engage in the activity, it is even more serious offense, not just because it is illegal to drink as a minor, but also because as inexperienced drivers, they are an even bigger risk on the road. Now, a grand jury in Ohio has decided that they will hold not only a drunk driver in an fatal car accident accountable for his irresponsible behavior, but also the party hosts that supplied the underage minors with the alcohol.