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Truck Accidents

Dayton Truck Accidents Attorneys

There is no denying how dangerous traffic accidents are in general, but truck accidents manage to be that much more dangerous. The immense size and weight of these massive vehicles generate so much energy and physical impact in an accident that truck accidents are often life-threatening. If a truck driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a truck accident, seek the professional legal guidance of a dedicated Ohio truck accident attorney today. 

Truck Drivers are Professional Drivers

Truck drivers make their living behind the wheel, which makes them professional drivers who are guided by more restrictive safety rules and regulations, which include careful hours-of-service restrictions that help to keep dangerously drowsy truckers off of our roadways. When a truck driver fails to live up to these serious responsibilities, and an accident ensues, the occupants of the other vehicle involved are far more likely to be seriously injured – or worse – than the truck driver himself or herself. 

 

Truck Driver Negligence

Most truck accidents are the result of truck driver negligence, which can take any of the following life-threatening forms:

  • Impairment – When a truck driver is impaired by drugs and/or alcohol, it is so dangerous that both state and federal laws have adopted much stricter policies against the practice than for regular drivers. 
  • Exhaustion – Drowsy truckers suffer physical and cognitive impairments that are strikingly similar to those experienced by drunk truckers, and this fact guides the industry’s strict hours-of-service rules and regulations. 
  • Distraction – Operating an 80,000 pound, fully loaded semi-truck at highway speeds is a difficult task that requires a driver’s complete attention. A distracted truck driver greatly increases the chances that a truck accident will occur.
  • Excess Speed – When a trucker fails to drive at a safe speed, whether that means sticking to the speed limit or adjusting one’s speed for adverse conditions on the road, he or she not only helps to ensure that a truck accident will happen but also helps to ensure that it will be deadly. 
  • Aggression – Aggressive drivers are some of the deadliest drivers out there, and when the dangerously aggressive driver behind the wheel is a truck driver, it takes the danger involved to entirely new levels. 

Truck Accidents and Damages

If a truck driver’s negligence causes you or someone you love to suffer injuries in a truck accident, the damages (or losses) you experience are likely to be immense, including:

  • Property damage to your vehicle
  • Medical expenses that range from emergency care to surgery, hospitalization, pain management, physical therapy, and beyond
  • Lost wages that can extend to lost earning potential
  • Debilitating pain and suffering (both physical and emotional)

Turn to an Experienced Ohio Truck Accident Attorney for the Legal Guidance You’re Looking for

If you have been injured by a truck driver’s negligence, the dedicated truck accident attorneys at The VanNoy Firm in Dayton recognize the dire nature of your situation and are committed to skillfully advocating for compensation that justly addresses your complete damages. We’re here to help you, so please don’t wait to contact us today.

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