Semi-trucks traverse our nation’s highways, making it possible to transport goods nationwide, which in turn benefits our nation’s economy. Most people driving on highways in Cincinnati can expect that they will be driving in the company of semi-trucks. They naturally expect that semi-truck drivers will take the care necessary to drive safely. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.
Semi-trucks drivers are often encouraged — or even incentivized — by their employers to make as many deliveries in as short an amount of time as possible. This may lead them to drive aggressively or to drive while fatigued. Unfortunately, such negligence can lead to devastating accidents.
Truck accidents can be especially dangerous due to the sheer size of a semi-truck. Semi-trucks, when fully loaded, can weigh tens of thousands of pounds. They cannot stop or swerve as quickly as a standard automobile, and due to their size and weight, the damage they cause when involved in an accident can be much greater than similar accidents involving two standard automobiles.
Those who are lucky to survive an accident involving a semi-truck may still suffer a great deal. They may have very extensive injuries, that take weeks or even months to recover from; and sometimes, they suffer permanent damages in a truck accident. When this happens, truck accident victims may be facing immense medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Therefore, truck accident victims may want to seek legal advice, to determine if they can hold negligent truck drivers and truck companies responsible for the accident. For example, the legal team at the law office of Gregory S. Young Co., LPA, has served the Cincinnati area for over five decades. They understand how damaging truck accidents can be. Standing up against truck companies can be difficult, but with the right help truck accident victims can pursue the compensation they deserve.