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Drivers must remember the sheer power of tractor trailers, as well as how difficult they are to maneuver, even in the best of circumstances. With busy interstates winding through this state, there are many commercial trucks passing through Ohio, increasing the risk of accidents. And because of the size and weight of the vehicles, they are more likely to be involved in more serious or even fatal accidents, than your traditional passenger car.

In 2008 there was a total of 123,918 large trucks and 13,263 buses that were involved in non-fatal crashes in the United States. 49,084 large trucks and 7,123 buses were involved in injury crashes. 73,047 injuries resulted in large truck crashes, and 16,760 injuries due to bus crashes. There were also 74,834 large trucks and 6,140 buses that were involved in tow away crashes, and 2,609 large trucks and 11 buses that were involved in Hazmat Placard (carrying potentially dangerous substances) crashes. Most of the fatal truck accidents occurred 68% of the time in rural areas, 66% during the day time, and 78% of the time on weekdays. Passenger vehicles are less likely than large trucks to be involved in a fatal multi-vehicle accident.

In Ohio, as in any other state, the regulations, laws, and statutes concerning truck-related accidents and truck accident litigation can vary. It is essential for anyone who has been affected by a truck-related accident in Ohio to find out more about these laws and statutes before filing a lawsuit. The laws and statutes in Ohio will help you to determine whether you have a case, as well as your best course of action.

One of the most common reasons why there is a collision between a passenger vehicle and a large truck is because of the passenger vehicle's driver being ignorant of the truck's performance capabilities, including what type of visibility the truck driver has, and the limits that are associated with braking. Other ways that passenger vehicles may cause accidents with tractor trailers is by changing lanes quickly in front of a truck, driving in the No-Zones, driving right behind and beside the truck where the driver cannot see you, and not slowing down or speeding up when a truck starts to change a lane or merge. Truck drivers who are driving fatigued or who are driving a faulty truck or a truck that is overloaded may also play a part in tractor trailer accidents.

In recent Ohio truck accident news, a vehicle being driven by a young woman lost control on an icy road. In the car with her was her 5 year old son, and his side was struck by a truck, which lead to the boy's death even though he was properly secured in a child seat. The impact was too intense to protect him. The young woman driving had to be hospitalized for her own injuries, while the person driving the truck sustained to injuries.

An experienced Ohio truck accident lawyer will be able to offer sound advice about your eligibility claim for damages. You may be eligible for compensation if you have suffered injury or damage through a truck accident that was not your fault, or if you have lost a loved one through a truck accident. Your truck accident attorney will be able to determine how much you might get for your injuries or losses.

An Ohio truck accident attorney will put together all the facts surrounding the accident to maximize your chances of success. However, you need to take action early in order to maximize the chances of getting compensated for your injuries.


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