Truck Accidents in Ohio
Approximately 70 percent of consumer goods in the United States are transported by truck. According to the law of averages, all these trucks, travelling so many miles, mean a lot more accidents. Given the elevated risk factors of large trucks when a truck accident does occur, the consequences tend to be catastrophic.
In 2009, Ohio was ranked eighth in the number of fatal collisions involving large trucks, eclipsing more populous states such as Illinois and New York. Cincinnati truck accident attorneys deal with the common causes of truck accidents, which include:
- Inadequate Training. A person can obtain a commercial driver’s license after as little as three weeks of training. By comparison, some passenger car and light truck drivers’ education classes last considerably longer. Why would anyone think that a tractor-trailer is easier to drive than a Honda?
- Driving Schedules. Though becoming less common, many drivers are still paid by the load instead of by the mile. This system encourages driving longer hours at faster speeds. The sheer volume of goods to be transported may also mean shorter breaks between hauls.
- Vehicle Maintenance. The same stresses that the schedule places on the driver apply to the machine. A bald tire or loose bolt can have tragic consequences at high speeds on crowded roadways.
A Cincinnati truck accident lawyer cannot do anything to prevent the truck accident that caused your injury, but they can do a lot to deter further accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, you need all the help you can get in paying the resulting bills. Let the experienced attorneys at Young, Reverman and Mazzei give you the help you need. Call today for your free consultation.