In our previous blog post, we discussed the dangers that fatigued truckers pose. These truckers can turn their vehicles into deadly weapons if they aren't driving in a safe manner. For the people who are injured in accidents caused by fatigued driving, the reason for the fatigue is usually inconsequential.
Truckers must ensure that they are well rested before they get behind the wheel of those large vehicles. When a trucker is fatigued, even the most experienced trucker can do something that causes an accident. These accidents can lead to serious injuries and death.
As you make your way through the state of Ohio, there is a good chance that you will find yourself on a highway at some point. As you drive down the road, often in excess of 70 miles per hour, don't be surprised if you come across an accident scene.
If you have spent any amount of time as a driver, regardless of the vehicle type, you know one thing to be true: Weather conditions are not always ideal.
Truckers are always in a hurry. They need to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to meet deadlines and provide a high level of service, this often comes at the expense of others.
While some people spend their time driving a motor vehicle, others rely on public transportation. Just the same as any type of vehicle, there is a chance you could be involved in an accident.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, approximately 10 percent of highway deaths occur in an accident involving a large truck.
If you are injured in a truck accident, you need to focus all of your energy on your health and recovery. There is nothing more important than this. Even so, it is important to also understand your legal rights.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each year driver fatigue is the direct cause of an estimated 100,000 auto accidents, resulting in 71,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths. And that is a conservative estimate.
Whether we like it or not (and most of us don't like it), we are asked to share roads and highways with large trucks. At best, these giant vehicles make it difficult to see other cars on the road and difficult to maneuver through traffic. At worst, semi-trucks can cause or contribute to serious and fatal accidents.