There should never be a time when a commercial vehicle driver is operating while distracted, impaired by alcohol or drugs, or too fast for conditions. If a large truck collides with a passenger vehicle, serious injuries can occur. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are here to help if you need an Ohio truck accident attorney. We regularly assist truck accident victims in this area, as well as Toledo, Akron, and Columbus. Our goal is to secure the compensation our clients need to make a full recovery.
Operating a large commercial truck while distracted is incredibly dangerous and can certainly cause devastating accidents. Some of the main types of distracted driving behaviors that occur behind the wheel of a large commercial truck include operating the vehicle while texting, browsing social media, taking photographs, going “live” on various streaming platforms, and more.
Commercial truck drivers who are distracted at the time of the crash could be held liable for any damages and injuries.
The legal allowable blood alcohol content (BAC) level for commercial truck drivers in Ohio is .04%, which is half of the allowable BAC limit for other drivers on the roadway. Quite simply, driving a large commercial truck while impaired by alcohol is incredibly dangerous. Additionally, truck drivers must not operate their vehicles while they are under the influence of any type of illegal narcotics or prescription medication that can cause impairment.
The state of Ohio takes impaired driving very seriously, particularly when it comes to commercial driver’s license holders. Operating these vehicles while impaired can have life-threatening consequences for everybody on the roadway.
Speed limits are important for every driver on the roadway, particularly large commercial truck drivers. These vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, and operating them above the posted speed limit can lead to less reaction time for a driver, should they need to slow down or make an abrupt movement. Any driver operating too fast for conditions that get into an accident should be held liable for any injuries or damages caused in the crash.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in an accident caused by a truck driver operating while distracted, impaired, or too fast for conditions, contact Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers immediately. Our qualified and experienced team will not hesitate to investigate every aspect of your case. Our goal is to uncover liability so we can secure the compensation you need to make a full recovery, which can include: