Semi trucks help keep our economy going by transporting goods across our nation, and we couldn’t get by without them. But as a Columbus, Ohio truck accident lawyer, I see the damage negligent truckers can do to innocent motorists. Each year, big rigs and 18 wheelers are responsible for serious interstate highway accidents that have caused catastrophic injury and even death.
The statistics are piling up and they are frightening. According to The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), up to 40% of accidents involving large trucks may be the result of driver fatigue. And research conducted by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety uncovered that truck drivers who drive for more than 8 hours at a time may double their risk of getting into an accident. In addition, transportation experts estimate that up to 30% of all commercial trucks on the highways exceed allowable weight limits, and the U.S. Department of Transportation has reported that overweight trucks are involved in approximately 15% of all fatal truck accidents.
These accidents may be the result of untrained, unskilled, or overworked drivers.
For more than 30 years, I have represented families who have become victims of truck accidents. Many of these accidents have resulted in wrongful death or catastrophic injury. I consider myself to be the guardian of the gate in holding the companies and people accountable who expose us to unnecessary harm and danger.
Unfortunately, for you or a loved one, the damage may already be done. But together, we can strive to hold these companies accountable for their negligent actions by changing policy, and we do that by I’ll Make Them Pay!®.
The end result is that we can save lives in the future. This is an ongoing crusade for my law firm. That is why I enthusiastically support the efforts of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, who are working to put the brakes on unsafe trucking companies.
Have you or a loved one been the victim of negligent or illegal trucking practices?
Call me today at 1-877-614-9524 and we’ll discuss your case. As a truck accident attorney in Ohio, I have the resources and experience to hold the companies or people accountable. I will fight “I’ll Make Them Pay!®. ” so that your family can receive the treatment you need to live a better life.