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Why are large trucks potentially dangerous to other vehicles?


Large trucks go by many different names, such as "big rigs," 18-wheelers and semi-trucks, to name a few. Akron residents may be used to seeing them traveling down local highways and interstates as the trucks carry goods to locations near and far. While large commercial trucks may be commonplace to see, they pose highly specific and dangerous risks to others when their drivers fail to operate them in safe ways.

Ohio truck driver convicted in fatal truck accident


Commercial vehicle accidents can result in serious injuries for victims and liability for negligent drivers. An Ohio man was recently convicted of causing a fatal accident while driving distracted. The man was driving a 30,000 pound tractor trailer when he crashed into stopped traffic while participating in a Facebook quiz on his smartphone. The traffic was stopped for construction. In addition, the man was accused of driving while impaired and being under the influence of oxycodone.

Legal protections for truck accident victims


This blog recently discussed the serious threat truck accidents pose to victims. Unfortunately, accidents involving semi-trucks, commercial vehicles and large trucks have increased since 1992. Additionally, efforts to improve trucking regulations or enforce existing trucking regulations have not been a priority. Truck accidents can cause both catastrophic injuries to victims and deathso it is important for victims to be familiar with their legal protections.

Three semi-truck accidents injure several victims


Truck accident victims are legally protected. A series of truck accidents in Ohio on the freeway recently left several victims injured. The first accident took place less than two hours south of the Akron area between a semi-truck and at least two passenger vehicles and several injuries were reported. The second accident was between two semi-trucks and two passenger vehicles. The third accident involved a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle and 3 victims were transported to a local hospital following the third semi-truck accident.

What to know if you are injured by a commercial vehicle

Operating any motor vehicle requires training, safety precautions and an understanding of state and federal traffic laws. The same is true whether you drive a motorcycle or a massive commercial vehicle. However, it is the commercial vehicle drivers who can cause the most damage if they fail to operate their vehicle safely and properly.

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