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What if a truck driver crashes while talking on a cell phone?

Most Cincinnati residents probably recognize that talking on the cell phone or texting while trying to drive is not a very smart idea. In addition to being distracted just by the conversation, a person can also even have his hands off of the wheel, not to mention his eyes off of the road, while trying to dial a number or respond to that last instant message. There is no doubt that this kind of behavior can cause a serious crash.

How a shipping company is responsible for a driver's accident

Most Cincinnati truck drivers see operating on Ohio's roads as probably hauling property on behalf of a shipping company or other business. When things are going well, this might not matter to other motorists. However, it matters greatly, should the truck driver cause a serious trucking accident.

Representing victims of snow plow and salt truck accidents

Winter will soon arrive in Cincinnati, and with the onset of the coldest weather of the year, Ohioans and the people of northern Kentucky will likely have to deal with some snow and ice, at least on some days and quite possibly for several weeks.

How do truckers keep track of their hours on the road?

According to the United States Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there are a series of rules in place regarding a truck driver's schedule designed to limit the amount of time a driver can spend on the roads. This is done in an effort to prevent drivers from overexerting themselves while on the road, which could increase the likelihood of an accident.

Truck accidents could lead to serious head injuries

In previous posts here we have discussed the specific dangers of sharing the road with trucks. Due to their oftentimes enormous size and weight compared to traditional passenger cars, it is not uncommon for truck accidents to lead to catastrophic or even deadly injuries. While we may take every necessary precaution to try to prevent an accident, factors outside our own control could still lead to an accident.

Holding negligent truck drivers accountable in Cincinnati

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.

Truck drivers with health conditions can pose greater risk

It is no secret that distracted and fatigued drivers can be particularly dangerous on our roadways. Truck accidents can be particularly serious for victims when drivers are distracted or fatigued because of the significant size discrepancy between trucks and the motor vehicles they share the roadways with. While experience and skill level contribute to the safety of truck drivers, a new study recently revealed that truck drivers with 3 or more medical conditions can pose an increased danger on the roadways.

Trucker health could be a major factor in a truck accident

With truck accidents in Ohio and across the U.S., the circumstances that are specific to the accident are often the focus of the police investigation. This is particularly true when there are injuries and fatalities. In some instances, the truck driver may have had a variety of health problems that should have been addressed before he or she was allowed on the road. This can be important evidence when seeking compensation after an accident.

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