Injured In An Ohio Truck Accident? – Truck Accident Lawyers
When a truck driver is distracted or exhausted — or a truck is in ill-repair — it puts other motorists at risk of suffering severe injury or death in an accident. Given this fact, it’s no wonder commercial trucking is such a highly regulated industry.
Truck drivers and trucking companies are required to follow a large number of very specific state and federal laws and regulations designed to prevent accidents and protect the safety of motorists. When these rules are not followed and someone is badly injured or dies as a result, immediate action may be required.
At the Ohio law firm of Keis George, we represent those involved in truck accidents in the Cleveland area and statewide. Our attorneys have extensive experience in the investigation of serious truck accidents and are powerful advocates for the rights of victims to seek maximum recovery. Contact our offices today for a free consultation.
The Causes Of Truck Accidents
Truck driver exhaustion is one of the leading causes of truck accidents nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sets strict limits on the number of hours a truck driver is allowed to operate a vehicle before resting. Unfortunately, truck drivers are under substantial pressure to get their loads to the destination quickly. This often results in over-hours driving — and exhausted truck drivers whose slow reaction times and inattention to the road may cause serious accidents.
Other common causes of truck accidents include:
- Unsecured items and equipment
- Worn, unsafe tires
- Unsafe loads, improperly loaded cargo and overloaded trucks
- Poor vehicle maintenance and mechanical failures
- Improperly trained drivers and trucking companies continuing to hire drivers with poor safety records
- Speeding and unsafe lane changes
Finding — and preserving — the evidence of truck driver error or trucking company negligence may require quick and determined action. The trucking company and its insurer will almost certainly have investigators on the scene of a truck accident almost immediately. The team at Keis George can respond rapidly to secure the vehicle “black box,” truck driver logs, physical evidence, eyewitness testimony and other information that may be crucial to proving who is to blame for a serious truck accident.
Contact Keis George Now
If you were badly hurt or a loved one was killed in a truck accident in Ohio, the lawyers of Keis George can help. Call our offices in Cleveland and Columbus toll-free at 866-492-6365 or contact us by email now for a free consultation. We handle 18-wheeler, UPS, Fed-Ex and other truck accidents that occur on I-71, I-77, I-90, I-80, Route 2, I-480, Route 8, I-271 and other Ohio roads, highways, and interstates.