Truck Accident Lawyer – Columbus, OH
Semi Truck Accidents
Because of their large size and a high center of gravity, semi-trucks and delivery trucks pose a unique danger to the driving public. These vehicles have large blind spots which can contribute to an accident.
Semi-truck drivers, owners/operators and trucking companies have to operate their vehicles in a safe, responsible manner. Because trucks are so much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles, they are much, much harder to stop. Eighty percent of all persons killed in automobile versus semi-truck accidents were passengers or drivers in the automobile.
Many dangerous practices contribute to the thousands of semi-truck accidents that occur each year. Common causes for a semi-truck accident may include:
- Unsafe Driving
- Oversized Loads
- Distracted Driving
- Inadequate Training
- Unrealistic Schedule Demands
- Unsafe Passing
- Changing Lanes Abruptly
Truckers are especially vulnerable to the dangerous driving of others. Actually, more truck drivers are killed on the job than members of any other profession. Fatalities for truck drivers occurred five times more often that the national average for industrial fatalities in all businesses combined.
If you or a loved one has been in a semi-truck accident and require the assistance of an attorney, we work with all parties involved in your claim to ensure you receive the medical treatment you need and the compensation you deserve.
Robert D. Erney has 29 years of experience handling semi-truck accident cases. If you are involved in an accident and need the assistance of a semi-truck accident lawyer, contact Robert D. Erney and Associates today. To schedule a free legal consultation fill out our online contact form or call our office at 614-258-6100.