We know that everyone probably has the same thoughts when they are driving behind or beside a large truck on the roadway – “Get me away from this thing.”
It is not that larger trucks are prone to crashes, it is just that the crashes they are involved in are serious. Most large truck crashes are preventable and caused by the negligence of a driver or the truck company. If you or a loved one have been injured and need a Cleveland truck accident attorney, call us today so Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers can get to work on securing the compensation you deserve.
Think about how many large commercial trucks you see on the roadway each day:
For the latest reporting year in Ohio, there were 173 commercial vehicles involved in fatal crashes and many more involved in injury crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than 145,000 injuries involving large trucks during the latest reporting year. It is not uncommon to see the following injuries as a result of these crashes:
These vehicles are what keep our economy going, ensuring that all of our goods are where they need to be and that our infrastructure gets build. However, there are two things that concern us – possible driver errors and vehicle failure.
All truck drivers should obtain their commercial driver’s license and be trained to operate each vehicle they work in. They should follow all state and federal laws regarding how many hours they can drive at a time as well as capacity limits.
Under no circumstances should a driver be impaired by drugs or alcohol. They should also never drive while distracted by their phones or other devices.
It is the responsibility of truck companies and owners to regularly inspect and maintain their vehicles. An overwhelming number of crashes happen due to failures in one or more of the following systems:
Preventative maintenance and routine checks go a long way towards roadway safety.
We know that dealing with any crash is difficult and emotionally taxing. The last thing you should have to worry about is not getting compensation when another person was at fault. Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers is ready to step in and get you through this. If a truck driver or company is responsible for a crash and injuries, we will hold them accountable. We will take on the insurance companies and other parties to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. This can include: