Truck Accident Attorney
Many motorists are injured or killed in an auto accident with 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and other large transport vehicles. In 2010, a nationwide report stated that there were over 500,000 collisions involving large trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds, with these accidents causing the deaths of over 5,000 people, while 110,000 others were severely injured. The significant size difference where a truck is involved accounts for over 75 percent of motor vehicle deaths. Don't expect these numbers to go down anytime soon, as the economy recovers more trucks are expected to hit the roads. The Seitz Law Firm understands these numbers and the need for compensation for victims and their families.
The majority of truck drivers abide by the many rules and regulations put in place to make Ohio’s highways and roads a safe for other drivers. However, due to the negligence of some truck drivers and trucking companies, these accidents still occur at an alarming rate. The frequent causes of accidents with trucks include:
- Sleepy or fatigued driver
- Alcohol or drug impairment
- Not yielding the right of way to other drivers
- Poor condition of truck brakes
- Oversized loads
- Insufficient training
- Reckless driving or speeding
- Aggressive drivers
- Tailgating other vehicles
- Overloaded vehicles
- Hazardous safety systems
- Missing under ride protection
- Drivers with little experience
The Seitz Law Firm represents those who were the victims of trucking companies’ economically motivated decisions to generate and impose illegal schedules, overextended shifts, and false log books to cover up these unlawful practices. More often than not, trucking companies hold back on safety equipment or maintenance costs, and they disregard the need to properly maintain equipment and adequately train their personnel. Truck drivers are pushed beyond their limits to save money for their companies, and it can lead to catastrophic and disastrous injuries or death, as the numbers show.
The Seitz Law Firm is fluent in the strategies and tactics the insurance companies will employ to deny or delay a claim in a truck accident case and clients have benefited from the dedication, resources, and determination to go the extra mile to hold truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for terrible injuries or deaths occurring on the roads of Ohio. Having a reliable and dedicated accident attorney on your side is very important if you or a loved one has been victimized by a truck accident.
Contact The Seitz Law Firm at (216) 202-5529 for a free and private consultation. The Seitz Law Firm will answer all your questions and carefully explain all of the legal options that are available to you.