Truck driver fatigue is becoming a major problem on US highways. A shortage of qualified truck drivers is ‘forcing’ trucking companies to ignore federal driving time regulations. Trucking companies keep their drivers on the road longer than is legally mandated in order maintain productivity. Driving any vehicle while tired is dangerous, but when that vehicle weighs […]
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Ohio Personal Injury lawyer serving Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus and Cincinnati. Practice areas include: Personal Injury, Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Workplace Injury, Vehicle Accidents and more.
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Four percent of the general population suffers from Sleep Apnea. Among truck drivers however, the percentage who suffer from Sleep Apnea skyrockets to 30%. It is believed that this correlation is the result of Sleep Apnea risk factors that are commonly associated with those in the trucking industry, including: lifestyle, age, gender, and weight. Sleep […]
If you’ve ever been driving on the highway and encountered a tractor-trailer, you may have hesitated to pass, or slowed down to avoid getting too close to the truck; I know I do. The fact is, most people would agree that semi-trucks are dangerous. As motorists, we have a innate feeling that we should be […]
The trucking industry, like every other business, is focused on profit. To a certain extent, an emphasis on profit is okay, however dangerous problems arise when companies decide to place profit over safety. Trucking companies often do this by disregarding trucking regulations, thus, endangering the lives of others on the road. The most commonly overlooked […]
Currently, there are more than 200,000 open truck driving jobs across the United States. Stricter Federal safety regulations are making these positions increasingly hard to fill. While these new trucking safety regulations should make for safer highways, the increased demand for trucks drivers leads to insufficient truck driver training. In order to get more truckers […]
Sadly, tractor trailer accidents occur all too frequently . Truck accidents are caused by various issues including; fatigue, mechanical failure, and distraction just to name a few. Often, a truck driver is at fault for the accident however, that doesn’t necessarily mean he or she is liable. To determine who is liable for a trucking accident, […]
Distracted driving, specifically texting while driving, causes nearly 20% of all accident fatalities. Truck drivers spend day after day on the road, away from their family and friends, thus texting and driving is a well documented issue. If texting and driving isn’t bad enough, texting while behind the wheel of an 80,000 pound tractor trailer magnifies […]
Truck drivers are a valuable resource to the United States economy, but they pose a high risk of danger to other drivers on the road. Annually, over 1.5 million tractor-trailer accidents lead to injury and/or death in our country. There are four main reasons why tractor trailers are so dangerous: 1. Lack of Maneuverability. Because […]
Automobile accidents are the leading cause of brain injury. What is even more frightening is many people who suffer from brain injuries after a car accident fail to recognize those injuries, and emergency rooms often fail to diagnose them, as well. A delay in the treatment of a brain injury can result in permanent damage […]
A man named Thomas Duncan returned home to the United States after traveling to West Africa; however, he didn’t travel alone. Before leaving Africa he acquired Ebola, a rare and often deadly disease. After developing symptoms, Duncan was admitted to a Texas hospital, where he eventually died from the virus. Duncan’s death caused quite a […]