Truck Accidents

If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, your focus needs to be on recovery. However, while you work on healing, it is vital to have someone protecting your legal interests. Truck companies usually have large insurance policies, and the bigger the potential claim, the harder insurers work to minimize their payout to you. That’s where an experienced and determined personal injury attorney comes into play. When you have an aggressive legal advocate on your side, your chances of recovering maximum compensation increase significantly.

The Knowledge, Experience and Results Needed to Win Truck Accident Cases

At Chester Law Group Co. LPA, our attorneys have more than 190 years of combined legal experience. We focus solely on personal injury law and have successfully resolved numerous 18-wheeler truck accident claims. In fact, many of our settlements and verdicts have been in the millions. We have 20 office locations throughout Ohio, including our main office in Akron.

Due to the serious nature of tractor-trailer accidents, the federal government has imposed trucking industry regulations that must be followed by all truck companies, truck drivers and any involved third party. These regulations are meant to promote truck and truck driver safety. Unfortunately, these regulations are broken or ignored far too often. Our legal team has extensive knowledge of all applicable truck laws and is skilled in finding the causes of accidents and establishing liability.

We will leave no stone unturned as we investigate potential smoking guns such as:

Truck driver fatigue

Speeding

Drunk driving

Mechanical failure

Improper maintenance checks

Failure to address known mechanical problems

Bad brakes

Unbalanced loads

The Number-One Mistake That Can Damage Your Truck Accident Claim

Did you know that the truck driver and the trucking company can destroy evidence that might help your case? The only way this can be legally prevented is when your attorney sends a spoliation letter that prohibits the defendants from destroying any information relevant to the accident and your claim.

  • SPINAL CORD INJURY: PARAPLEGIC: MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT; ECONOMIC DAMAGES OVER $5 MILLION.

    Our client, a young male from Northeast Ohio, was catastrophically injured while riding his motorcycle when the driver of a car pulled out from a stop sign. This caused our client to hit the car and propelled our client off of his bike. Our client suffered a severe spinal cord injury leaving him a permanent paraplegic. Medical bills, lost wages and other economic damages are expected to be over $5 million. The settlement amount is confidential. We ended up also fighting with Medicaid to reduce the amount we have to repay them for accident-related bills they paid because of recent U.S. Supreme Court case law that made Ohio’s Medicaid subrogation statute unconstitutional. That fight lasted until January 2014.

    Awarded: Confidential Settlement: January 2014

  • CAR ACCIDENT: ELDERLY MICHIGAN RESIDENT KILLED IN ONE-CAR ACCIDENT. OVER $1 MILLION IN ECONOMIC DAMAGES.

    Our client, an elderly Michigan man, was killed when his friend lost control of the vehicle the friend was driving in Ohio. Our client left behind a loving wife and daughter. Economic damages, such as lost wages, were over $1 million. The insurance company for the party at fault fought liability and injury causation during litigation but a settlement was reached in January 2014 just before trial.

    Awarded: Confidential Settlement: January 2014

  • CAR ACCIDENT: WRONGFUL DEATH: MIDDLE-AGED NORTHEAST OHIO MAN DIED. ALMOST $900,000 IN ECONOMIC DAMAGES.

    Our client was a middle-aged man from northeast Ohio. He was killed in an auto accident. His future lost wages and other economic damages totaled almost $900,000. Liability was in doubt on this case. We argued that the party at fault crossed a double yellow line on the road. The case was settled before a jury trial was necessary. Our sincere condolences to his family.

    Awarded: Confidential Settlement: January 2014

  • MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT: TORN ARM MUSCLES AND INJURED KNEE

    Our client was a middle aged Ohio man who was injured in a motor vehicle accident while on the job. He suffered torn muscles in both arms and an injury to his knee that will likely require future surgery. He continues to have pain in his arms and pain in his knee.

    Settlement $800,000.00 February 2015

  • KNEE SURGERY | $500,000 FROM OHIO PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY.

    A Northern Ohio male seriously injured his knee as well as other, less serious bodily injuries when he was hit by a motor vehicle. He required extensive knee surgery as well as rehabilitation of the knee, which is typical in this type of case, to regain mobility in his knee. Recovery for these types of injuries takes longer since the injured person has to keep pressure off of the knee, which severely limits activities of daily living. Luckily, a full recovery was made.

    Awarded: $500,000

  • CAR ACCIDENT: ELDERLY OHIO RESIDENT HURT IN HEAD ON COLLISION.

    Our client was an elderly Ohio resident from Hamden Ohio. He was injured when a second car crossed the yellow line and hit his vehicle head on. Our client suffered injuries to both his hips that required surgery. He underwent rehabilitation and is continuing to have discomfort from his injuries.

    Awarded: $390,000: February 2014

  • POLICY LIMITS OBTAINED BY NORTHEAST OHIO CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS.

    Policy Limits – Amount Awarded to 2 (two) 18-year-old Eastern Ohio residents involved in automobile accident causing severe injuries, including a life flight. The young ladies suffered concussions and required additional treatment for their injuries over an extended period of time. Both have made good recoveries and suffer very little long-term physical or psychological damage from the accident. According to the CDC, closed head trauma can occur even if the head is not hit against something in the car. The blunt force trauma to the body forces the head to jolt back and forth, injuring the brain without a mark on the outside of the head. A brain MRI or CT usually reveals the extent of the damage. A neuroradiologist diagnoses the injury and treatment with a neurologist is the usual course of treatment. Not everyone recovers fully from a closed head injury.

    Awarded: $300,000

  • DISC INJURY: $295,000 FROM SUMMIT COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER

    Alliance man injured in auto accident. Client suffered cervical disc injuries requiring surgery. Disc surgeries are not always successful in removing all of the client’s pain. When surgery fails, a more serious type of surgery, known as a fusion surgery, may reduce the pain. If not, the patient is basically left to deal with the pain for life with the help of a pain specialist. Any time you have surgery, there are risks of serious complications, including infection and death.

    Awarded: $295,000

  • MULTIPLE HERNIATED DISCS: $282,000 | LORAIN COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER

    Lorain man injured in motor vehicle collision. Client suffered multiple herniated discs requiring several back surgeries. The insurance company fought hard to not pay the fair amount on this claim, but finally gave in after extensive negotiations on our part. Sometimes one surgery for a herniated disc is not enough. Sometimes the traditional laminectomy does not take away the pain, and so a more serious surgery, called a vertebrae fusion, is necessary. The doctor actually “fuses” the vertebrae together to make up for the missing disc that cannot absorb the shock between the vertebrae any more. Sometimes, even the fusion does not take away the pain, and the person is left to deal with the pain for life with the help of a pain management doctor. A lifetime of heavy pain medication is a very serious injury and horrible to have to deal with. Also, disc herniations can show up above and below the fusion, causing more serious problems down the road for the client.

    Awarded: $282,000

  • INSURER REFUSED TO PAY LIMITS | CUYAHOGA COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER.

    Cuyahoga County jury verdict for driver injured in a collision where insurer refused to pay policy limits of $100,000 to settle the claim. Jury verdict of $260,000 forced insurer to pay in excess of policy limits. It is our opinion that the insurance company ended up paying more than policy limits because they did not want a bad faith lawsuit against them from their own insured for not settling within policy limits when they had a chance. This is the risk insurance companies take when they do not pay policy limits on cases that are clearly policy limit cases.

    Awarded: $260,000

  • MAN HIT FROM BEHIND; SURGICAL NECK CASE

    Our client was a 43 year old man from Cleveland Ohio, who was involved in an accident in Newton Ohio. Our client was driving on the Ohio turnpike when he slowed down to avoid a tarp in the road. He was then hit from behind be another car and suffered several injuries including a neck injury which required surgery to repair. The client mad a full recovery. A lawsuit was filed and a settlement reached before trial.

    Settlement $250,000.00 October 2014

  • FRACTURED KNEE AND WRIST / PARMA, OHIO, PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS.

    Our client, a 77-year-old woman from Parma, Ohio, was T-boned by another car. She suffered a fractured right knee and a fractured wrist. Chester Law Group Co. LPA was able to settle the claim for $250,000.

    Awarded: $250,000

  • HEEL AND ANKLE INJURIES: $247,500 | CANTON CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS.

    Canton woman involved in serious auto accident. Client suffered heel and ankle injuries requiring multiple surgeries. The auto insurance company was reluctant to pay what we considered to be a fair amount until the threat of litigation made them reconsider. Lower leg injuries are specially dangerous because they can severely limit a person’s ability to walk. If you cannot walk, you may not be able to work. These injuries also can take a long time to heal, because people cannot help but put pressure on the leg at times, and this can slow down the healing process. Even with crutches, healing can be a slow, painful process. Also, hairline bone fractures may not show up right away on X-rays in my experience, and so it is important to keep your doctor up to date on how you are feeling. Additional tests may be necessary. Sometimes the doctor orders a CT scan to find the hairline fracture missed by X-rays. CT, or Cat Scan, is a sophisticated, computer controlled X-ray. It finds fractures missed by traditional X-rays.

    Awarded: $247,500

  • MULTIPLE INJURIES FROM BEING REAR-ENDED | BRECKSVILLE CAR CRASH LAWYER.

    42-year-old female suffered multiple injuries when she was rear-ended in Brecksville. Client saw multiple doctors and was in treatment for an extended period of time.

    Awarded: $145,000

  • SHOULDER AND BACK INJURIES | CUYAHOGA COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER.

    A 64-year-old Cuyahoga County man received nonsurgical neck, shoulder and back injuries when he was rear-ended and subsequently pushed into a third vehicle. The client was in treatment for an extended period of time, and treated by several local doctors. These types of double impacts can cause serious bodily damage. The body is first struck from behind pushing it backwards, then it is struck from the front pushing the body forward. This back and forth “see-saw” motion can force the body to move in ways it was not meant to move. The result are serious neck and back injuries that may not be able to be fixed and may never totally heal.

    Awarded: $105,050

  • SHOULDER TEAR REQUIRING SURGERY | LORAIN CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY.

    A 41-year-old Lorain man was injured when his vehicle was struck by a vehicle that changed lanes without caution. Client suffered a shoulder tear that required surgery. The recovery was painful, and the client’s quality of life was interrupted for a period of time. When a client tears a muscle, ligament, tendon or disc, the pain can be tremendous. This pain and suffering is a part of the personal injury case. This can be the main reason that a person gets such a large award. The intensity, frequency and duration of physical pain and emotional suffering helps determine for a jury how much to award a client.

    Awarded: $100,000 (policy limit)

  • BACK, NECK AND HIP INJURIES | OHIO PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM.

    $100,000 (policy limits). Client’s vehicle was struck on the driver’s side of his vehicle causing his vehicle to land in a ditch. Client suffered back, neck and hip injuries. We would have attempted to receive more money for this client, but the defendant had no assets and no additional auto insurance was available. In other words, the defendant was not collectible beyond the automobile policy limits. This case is a good example of why it is such a good idea to have a large Uninsured Motorist policy, to protect yourself when the party at fault does not have enough auto insurance to cover all the damages surrounding your injuries.

    Awarded: $100,000 (policy limit)

  • MULTIPLE DISC HERNIATIONS | SUMMIT COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER.

    45-year-old Summit County man with multiple disc herniations due to auto accident requiring surgery. Herniated discs can be very painful because the discs have nerves in them and the discs end up pressing on nerves that come off the spinal cord and go to vital parts of the body. Disc injuries can cause nerve damage, which can be detected with neurological tests such as the EMG and NCV. In serious cases, the herniated disc material can press on the spinal cord, causing major pain and disruption of life.

    Awarded: $100,000 (policy limits)

  • MULTIPLE HERNIATIONS REQUIRING SURGERY | MEDINA CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER.

    47-year-old Medina female suffered multiple herniations that required surgery after she was rear-ended on State Route 43 in Streetsboro.

    Herniated discs can be quite painful, and many times require surgery to reduce the pressure that the herniated discs put upon the nerves coming off the spinal cord, as well as the spinal cord itself. When the disc is herniated, it blocks the nerve from exiting the hole in the vertebrae, called the foramen. This is know as neuroforaminal encroachment, better known as a “pinched nerve.” Repeated damage to the nerve can cause permanent damage, and this is a real danger of having a “pinched nerve.”

    Awarded: $100,000 (policy limits)

  • REAR-ENDED | SUMMIT COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT.

    A 37-year-old man from Maple Heights was rear-ended by a man from Ravenna. The accident occurred on Fishcreek Rd in Stow. He suffered minor spinal injuries.

    Awarded: $100,000

  • VEHICLE SIDE-SWIPED COLLISION | NORTHEAST OHIO CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER.

    Client suffered multiple injuries when his vehicle was side-swiped by a vehicle that did not stop at a stop sign. Side-swipe accidents are very dangerous because they impact the side of the vehicle. There is not much metal between the car hitting you and your body, except a small door panel. This is a main reason we see serious injuries arise from side-swipe impacts.

    Awarded: $95,000

  • REAR-END IMPACT | NORTHEAST OHIO CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS.

    Settlement for client who was rear-ended causing the air bags to deploy. Client suffered a laceration to head, fracture of right iliac bone, labral tear, and nondisplaced fracture through right socket of the hip joint. Rear-impact accidents cause serious injuries because the client’s head is thrown back and forth in the vehicle. In addition, the seat moves back and forth creating a ramping motion that can shear the cervical discs and even vertebrae. The impact from the party at fault can travel right into the client’s body, causing broken bones, etc. We have seen serious injuries occur in rear-impact accidents at speeds as low as 10 mph. The bumper will absorb the impact and not even look like there was an impact at all, but the occupants are seriously injured. Sort of like the eggs in an egg carton. The outside of the egg carton looks fine, but you always check the eggs anyway, because they can be damaged even when the carton looks fine.

    Awarded: $90,000

  • CLOSED HEAD INJURY | TOLEDO CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS.

    Toledo man suffered closed head injury and stitches after motor vehicle collision. According to the Center for Disease Control, a person can receive a closed head injury even if his or her head does not hit anything in the vehicle. Just the violent back and forth movement that occurs in a collision can move the brain so quickly inside the skull that brain damage results. Auto insurance companies almost always look for an impact to show closed head injury, but that is not necessary according to the United States Federal Government. Don’t let an auto insurance adjuster tell you that you cannot have a closed head injury because you did not strike your head on the dashboard or steering wheel. Remember, they are usually not doctors.

    Awarded: $89,000

  • VEHICLE FAILED TO YIELD | LAKE COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS.

    71-year-old Lake County male injured while a passenger in a vehicle when another vehicle failed to yield. He suffered injuries to his ribs, chest and head which required multiple trigger point injections, physical therapy and a splint.

    Such injuries are fairly common when a negligent driver hits our clients at high speeds. People forget how dangerous car and trucks really are. A typical vehicle on Ohio roads can weigh between 2,000 and 6,000 pounds, and when that force hits a soft human body, the injuries can be surprising. By wearing a seat belt, many of the injuries can be reduced or eliminated. Trigger point injections are used to help muscles that are spasming to relax. They are usually administered by a pain management specialist. This is a medical doctor who has undergone special training on how to reduce pain. Many family doctors refer their patients to pain management doctors when they cannot adequately manage the patient’s pain symptoms.

    Awarded: $85,000

  • FAILURE TO STOP AT STOP SIGN | OHIO CAR CRASH LAWYERS.

    Female client injured when struck by a vehicle that failed to yield at a stop sign. Client treated with local doctors for multiple injuries. Stop sign collisions can cause serious injuries because the impact usually occurs on the side of the car, which is not very well protected. The full impact of the blow travels through the door and into the client’s body. Any time a car actually makes impact with a human body, and is not buffered by tons of steel, the results can be devastating. Just look at what happens when pedestrians or motorcycle drivers are hit by cars. Without the protection of the front or back of the car to absorb most of the impact, the two-ton car can easily kill a person. The same is true for side impact accidents, like the stop sign collision. The little door is little protection against a two-ton car traveling at high speed.

    Awarded: $80,000

  • WOMAN RUNS STOP SIGN | WARREN COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT.

    On County Road 23 in Wayne Township a 39-year-old Wooster woman was in an accident when a Wooster woman failed to stop at a stop sign. She sustained sprains and strains in the accident.

    Awarded: $60,000

  • REAR-END COLLISION | AKRON CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS.

    48-year-old Akron woman who suffered a nonsurgical disc herniation in a rear-end collision. Treatment included multiple trigger point injections, PT and a splint. A herniated disc injury can be very serious. The disc itself has nerves that can cause local pain. If the disc presses on one of the nerves coming off of the spinal cord, this “impingement” can damage the nerve and cause numbness and tingling down the arms or legs, depending on where the disc injury is located along the spine. If the disc is pressing on the spinal cord, serious medical complications can arise. Doctors call discs that have flattened out either bulging, protruding or herniated. There is much debate among doctors as to which term is appropriate, but they all refer to a disc that is flattened out beyond where it should be. Radiologists use MRIs to diagnose herniated discs, and they concern themselves with how large the herniation is and what functional damage it is causing, regardless of what they call it.

    It is a common misconception that if a herniated disc is not impinging on a nerve it is not serious. The pain caused inside the disc can be tremendous, and can limit activities of life greatly. Actually, unless you are a flute player or do detailed work with your hands, impingement on a nerve may not be so important to you as the unbearable pain in your neck and back caused by the herniated disc itself, aside from secondary damage to the extremities. Of course any “radiculopathy” or radiating pain into the arms or legs is serious and should be treated immediately.

    Awarded: $57,500

  • SIDESWIPED SUFFERS FROM SPRAINS | WAYNE COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT.

    A 50-year-old man from Creston was sideswiped on N. Main St. in Creston, when a Holmesville man was too far over in the lane. He suffered minor sprains and strains.

    Awarded: $42,000

  • KNEE INJURIES | MAHONING COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT.

    A 42-year-old Niles woman was rear-ended on US 224 in Canfield. The driver was a man from Columbus. She suffered minor knee injuries.

    Awarded: $39,500

  • PASSENGER SUFFERS SPRAINS | MAHONING COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT.

    A Youngstown man was the passenger in a vehicle when the driver lost control and hit a pole. The 22-year-old was treated for minor sprains, strains and contusions.

    Awarded: $35,000

  • HERNIATED DISC | CUYAHOGA COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT.

    An East Sparta woman was involved in an accident on Lorain Rd. in North Olmsted. The 41-year-old suffered a herniated disc when a Westlake man changed lanes striking her vehicle.

    Awarded: $35,000

  • SPRAINS AND CONTUSIONS | LAKE COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT.

    There was a three-car accident on SR 2 in Painesville involving a 40-year-old man from Geneva and a woman from Perry. He suffered sprains and contusions when the other car rear-ended his truck.

    Awarded: $35,000

  • THREE-CAR ACCIDENT | CUYAHOGA COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT.

    A 48-year-old man from Strongsville was rear-ended in a three-car accident on I-71 in Cleveland. A Bedford female ran into the back of him forcing him to hit another vehicle. He received multiple sprains and strains from the injury.

    Awarded: $33,000

  • THREE-CAR PILE-UP | STARK COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT.

    A 48-year-old woman from Canton was in an accident on US 62 in Plain Township. She was rear-ended when a woman from Louisville hit the car behind her driven by a man from Canton. She suffered minor sprains and strains.

    Awarded: $30,000

  • FAILURE TO YIELD CAUSES CERVICAL SPRAIN | TRUMBULL COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT.

    A 24-year-old female from Niles was involved in an accident when a Fairlawn female failed to yield and turned in front of her. The accident occurred on US 422 in Niles, Ohio. She suffered multiple cervical sprains and strains.

    Awarded: $29,000

  • MULTIPLE SPRAINS AND STRAINS | SUMMIT COUNTY OHIO CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY.

    A 43-year-old female from Summit County was in an accident on Ridgewood Rd. in Copley. The Bath woman was rear-ended and suffered multiple sprains and strains. In 2009, according to the ODPS, there were 81,078 accidents where a vehicle was rear-ended. Of those accidents there was a total of 32,813 injuries. Rear-impact collisions are very dangerous because the forces placed on the occupants’ neck and back are tremendous. The seat bends and flexes and creates a ramping effect that can generate shearing forces that cause severe sprain strains or worse. Here, luckily, there were no catastrophic injuries. However, even sore necks and other sprain strain injuries can take months or years to heal, with the resulting scar tissue and ligament laxity leaving lifetime stiffness or soreness, specially during exercise, in the morning, etc. Just because someone suffers a “sprain strain” injury does not mean they it is minor or that the person will always recover in a few weeks or that they will fully recover at all.

    Awarded: $28,000

  • MINOR STRAINS AND SPRAINS | TUSCARAWAS COUNTY CAR ACCIDENT.

    At the corner of SR252 and Spieth Rd. in York an 18-year-old female from Brunswick was involved in a two-car accident, with a man from Valley City where the other vehicle turned in front of her. After the accident she was taken to the hospital via EMS where she was treated for sprains and strains.

    Awarded: $15,000

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City: Monroe, OhioCounty: Carroll, OhioDate of Accident: February 16, 2014Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2011 Ford F55 An accident that occurred in Monroe, Carroll, Ohio, caused property damage on February 16, 2014 at approximately 11:35 am. Reports from the OSHP are that the 19 year old youth, of Pittsburgh PA., was driving a…

Elderly Woman Injured in Trumbull, Ohio, Truck Crash

City: Hubbard, OhioCounty: Trumbull, OhioDate of Accident: January 20, 2014Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2001 Chevrolet Express / 2002 Volkswagen Bug. An elderly woman, Louann M. Merql was injured in Hubbard, Trumbull, Ohio, following a crash that occurred on January 20, 2014 at approximately 00:20 am. Reports from the OSHP are that a…

Tractor-Semi Strikes Ditch in Wyandot, OH, 36 Y-O Man Injured

City: Antrim Twp., OhioCounty: Wyandot, OhioDate of Accident: January 23, 2014Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2006 Freight CCC An early morning crash caused injuries to a 36 year old man of Backlick, Ohio, in Antrim Township, Wyandot, Ohio, on January 23, 2014 at approximately 00:30 am. According to police reports, the man was…

Truck Crash on CR 27 in Wayne, Ohio, Injures 57 Y-O Woman

City: Chippewa Twp., OhioCounty: Wayne, OhioDate of Accident: January 24, 2014Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1997 Chevrolet / 2007 Chevrolet CB4 A collision that occurred in Chippewa, Twp., Wayne, Ohio, resulted in injuries for a 57 year old woman of Doylestown, Ohio, on January 24, 2014 at approximately 12:30 pm. Reports from the…

Woman/ Elderly Man Injured in Sandusky, OH, Truck Crash

City: Townsend, OhioCounty: Sandusky, OhioDate of Accident: January 16, 2014Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2007 Ford 3HD / 2007 KW CCD A truck crash occurred in Townsend, Sandusky, Ohio, on January 16, 2014 at approximately 7:30 pm and resulted in injuries for two people. According to police reports, a 42 year old woman…

50 Year Old Injured as 2 Trucks Collide in Portage, Ohio

City: Freedom, OhioCounty: Portage, OhioDate of Accident: January 15, 2014Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1999 KW 900 / 2007 Sterling 825 Two trucks crashed in Freedom, Portage, Ohio, and caused injuries for a 50 year old woman on January 15, 2014 at approximately 6:31 am. Police reports are that the trucks, a 1999…

Car Strikes Bus in Paulding, OH, 17 Year Old Youth Injured

City: Latty, OhioCounty: Paulding, OhioDate of Accident: January 24, 2014Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2002 Saturn SL / 2004 Bluebird Bus A 17 year old youth was injured when a 2002 Saturn SL midsize car was being driven on Federal Highway 127 and allegedly struck a 2004 Bluebird Bus that was headed north…

Head On Truck Crash Injures 33 Y-O Woman in Huron, Ohio

City: New Haven, OhioCounty: Huron, OhioDate of Accident: January 6, 2014Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2000 Nissan Freight / 2013 Chevrolet Cruze A truck crash caused injuries to a 33 year old woman in New Haven, Huron, Ohio, on January 6, 2014 at approximately 3:20 pm. Reports from the OSHP are that a…

Ice Shatters Windshield and Injures 66 Y-O Man in Madison, OH

City: Range, OhioCounty: Madison, OhioDate of Accident: January 9, 2014Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2010 Honda Ridgeline / 2012 Freight Traffic halted on the morning commute on Interstate 71 in Range, Madison, Ohio, on January 9, 2014 following a crash that occurred and resulted in injuries for a 66 year old man who…

Concord Squad Transported 2 Injured Women in Lake, Ohio, Truck Crash

City: Concord, OhioCounty: Lake, OhioDate of Accident: January 17, 2014Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2008 Volkswagen Jetta / 1999 Sterling Truck Two vehicles crashed in a work zone and caused injuries to two women, a 37 year old woman of Jefferson, Ohio, and a 65 year old woman of Geneva, Ohio, in Concord,…

Truck Jackknifes and Causes Injuries to 50 Y-O Man in Logan, Ohio

City: Zane, OhioCounty: Logan, OhioDate of Accident: January 6, 2014Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2005 Volvo Truck A 2005 Volvo single unit truck jackknifed across the road and resulted in injuries for its 50 year old driver in Zane, Logan, Ohio, on January 6, 2014 at approximately 7:15 am. Police reports are that…

Tractor-Semi Crash Injures 2 in Greene, Ohio

City: Bath, OhioCounty: Greene, OhioDate of Accident: January 5, 2014Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2014 Freight CVC / 2003 Mitsubishi Galant A tractor-semi crashed and caused injuries to a 52 year old man who was driving a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant midsize car on January 5, 2014 at approximately 4:36 am. Police reports are…

Crews on Scene of Tractor-Trailer Crash in Delaware County

City: Berkshire, OhioCounty: Delaware, OhioDate of Accident: January 6, 2014Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2005 Volvo A 45-year-old man, Osei K. Boateng of Columbus, Ohio, sustained injuries in an accident that occurred on Interstate Route 71 in Berkshire, Delaware, Ohio, at approximately 1:54 pm on January 6, 2014. Reports from the OSHP are…

Rear End Tractor-Semi Crash Injures 28 Y-O Man in Wood, OH

City: Rossford, OhioCounty: Wood, OhioDate of Accident: December 23, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2006 Volvo / 2004 Saab 28 year old Michael E. Strahm of Chicago, IL, sustained injuries in an accident that occurred in Rossford, Wood, Ohio, on December 23, 2013 at approximately 6:00 pm. Reports from the OSHP are that…

Belmont OH, Truck Crash Injures 1 as Vehicles Caught Fire

City: Wheeling, OhioCounty: Belmont, OhioDate of Accident: December 21, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1999 Chevrolet Silverado / 2001 International Truck An early morning crash occurred in Wheeling, Belmont, Ohio, on December 21, 2013 at approximately 8:50 am and resulted in injuries for a 51 year old man, Rickey J. Simmons of Hohenwald,…

18 Y-O Woman Taken to Ruby Memorial in Monroe, OH, Truck Crash

City: Salem, OhioCounty: Monroe, OhioDate of Accident: December 19, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2008 International Truck / 2003 Cadillac An 18-year-old woman was transported by Clarington EMS to Ruby Memorial and charged with operating her vehicle without reasonable control. On December 19, 2013 at approximately 8:18 am, she sustained injuries in a…

32 Y-O Woman Injured at Work Zone in Lake, Ohio

City: Leroy, OhioCounty: Lake, OhioDate of Accident: December 11, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2012 Hyundai Elantra / Unknown Truck A truck crashed at a work zone and caused injuries for a 32 year old woman, Melissa O. Barnwell of Rock Creek, Ohio, in Leroy, Lake, Ohio, on December 11, 2013 at approximately…

Hancock, OH, Truck Crash Hospitalizes Two

City: Delaware, OhioCounty: Hancock, OhioDate of Accident: December 7, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2012 Volvo / 2007 Buick Two women were injured in a crash that occurred on December 7, 2013 at approximately 1:30 pm in Delaware, Hancock, Ohio. Police reports are that a 45 year old man of Toole, UT, was…

Franklin, OH, Truck Crash Injures 49-Year-Old Woman

City: Sharon, OhioCounty: Franklin, OhioDate of Accident: December 5, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2002 Buick Center / 2000 Sterling Truck A crash occurred in Sharon, Franklin, Ohio and resulted in injuries for a 49-year-old woman, on December 18, 2013 at approximately 10:27 pm. Police reports are that a truck was entering the…

5 Y-O Girl Injured in Fulton, OH, Truck Crash

City: Wauseon, OhioCounty: Fulton, OhioDate of Accident: December 6, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2007 Peterbilt Truck / 2007 Ford Fusion A truck crash occurred on December 6, 2013 at approximately 4:35 pm and resulted in injuries for a 5-year-old girl, who was an occupant of a 2007 Ford Fusion compact car in…

Colebrook, Ashtabula, Rear end Truck Crash Injures 1 Man

City: Colebrook, OhioCounty: Ashtabula, OhioDate of Accident: November 6, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier / 2008 Chevrolet HDT A rear end truck crash occurred in Colebrook, Ashtabula, Ohio, and resulted in injuries for a 20 year old man, who was treated at the scene on November 6, 2013 at approximately…

3 Injured in Rear-End, Tractor-Semi Crash in Pike, OH

City: Seal, OhioCounty: Pike, OhioDate of Accident: October 10, 2013Type of Accident: Motor vehicle Accident – 2004 Chevrolet Ventura / 1994 Mack Truck Three women were injured in a crash that occurred in Seal, Pike, Ohio, on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at approximately 12:59 pm. Reports from the police are that a 2004 Chevy Ventura…

39 Year Old Man Injured in Shelby, OH, Truck Crash

City: Franklin, OhioCounty: Shelby, OhioDate of Accident: October 9, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1992 International Tractor A 39 year old man sustained injuries in a truck crash that occurred in Franklin, Shelby, Ohio, on October 9, 2013 at approximately 7:50 am. Reports from the police are that the man was driving a…

Car Strikes Parked Heavy Vehicle in Ashland, OH, 3 Injured

City: Milton, OhioCounty: Ashland, OhioDate of Accident: October 12, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1975 Mass FE / 2008 Chevrolet A 1975 Mass FE heavy vehicle that was parked on the roadway, was struck in the rear by a 2008 Chevy midsize car on State Route 96 in Milton, Ashland, Ohio, and resulted…

Tractor Semi Crash Injures 31 Y-O Man in Perry OH

City: Thorn, OhioCounty: Perry, OhioDate of Accident: October 8, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2007 Volvo / 2009 Ford F150 A tractor semi crashed in Thorn, Perry, Ohio, on October 8, 2013 at approximately 3:25 pm and resulted in injuries for a 31 year old man, Kyle S. Kaufman of Thornville, Ohio, police…

Three People Injured in Muskingum, OH, Truck Crash

City: Cass, OhioCounty: Muskingum, OhioDate of Accident: October 2, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1998 Ford Truck / 1991 Geo Metro Traffic came to a halt on the evening commute on State Route 16 in Cass, Muskingum, Ohio, on October 2, 2013 at approximately 7:07 pm, following a crash that occurred and resulted…

Tractor-Semi Crash in Miami, OH, Injures 35 Year Old Woman

City: Concord, OhioCounty: Miami, OhioDate of Accident: October 14, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2006 Freight / 2004 Chrysler A motor vehicle crash that occurred in Concord, Miami, Ohio, resulted in injuries for a 35 year old woman on October 14, 2013 at approximately 9:20 am. Reports from the police are that a…

Tractor-Semi Crashes and injures 51 Y-O Woman in Lorain, OH

City: Elyria, OhioCounty: Lorain, OhioDate of Accident: October 3, 2013Type of Accident: Motor vehicle Accident – 2006 International Tractor Life care EMS transported a 51-year-old man who was injured to EMH Regional and police charged him with operating his vehicle without reasonable control as a result of an accident, which occurred on The Ohio Turnpike…

Jackson, Ohio, Crash Injures 52 Y-O Man

City: LickCounty: Jackson, OhioDate of Accident: October 3, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1998 Chevrolet S10 A 52 year old man sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Lick, Jackson, Ohio, on October 3, 2013 at approximately 00:34 am. According to reports from the OSHP, the man was driving a…

26 Y-O Man Injured in Harrison, OH, as Tractor-Semi Strikes Pole

City: Moorefield, OhioCounty: Harrison, OhioDate of Accident: October 14, 2013Type of Accident: Truck Accident – 2000 International 470 A 26-year-old man of Charleston, WV, sustained injuries and was transported by Harrison EMS to Community Hospital and then charged with operating his vehicle without reasonable control, following an accident that occurred in Moorefield, Harrison, Ohio. Reports…

4 Injured in Huron, Ohio, Truck Crash

City: Norwalk, OhioCounty: Huron, OhioDate of Accident: October 3, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2007 Saturn Aurora / 2003 International Truck A truck crash caused injuries to four people in Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, on October 3, 2013 at approximately 1:43 pm. Reports from the OSHP are that a 38 year old man was…

57 Year Old Illinois Man Killed in Trumbull, Ohio, Truck Crash

City: Hubbard, OhioCounty: Trumbull, OhioDate of Accident: September 14, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2005 Volvo A horrible early morning truck crash that occurred in Hubbard, Trumbull, Ohio, claimed the life of a 57 year old man, Barry L. Johnson of Chicago, IL, on September 11, 2013 at approximately 6:11 am. Reports from…

56 Year Old Man Injured in Adams, OH as Heavy Vehicle Crashes

City: Monroe, OhioCounty: Adams, OhioDate of Accident: September 10, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1986 Ford / 2012 Jeep Patriot An accident that occurred and closed Federal Highway 52 for several hours on Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm, caused injuries to a 56 year old man, Randy E. Baldwin of Manchester,…

Tractor-Semi Crashes in Putnam, OH; 51 Y-O Man Injured

City: Sugar Creek, OhioCounty: Putnam, OhioDate of Accident: September 13, 2013Type of Accident: Truck Accident – 1985 International Truck / 1999 Pontiac Grand Am Sugar Creek, Putnam, Ohio, was the scene of a tractor-semi crash that resulted in injuries for a 51 year old man of Hudson, Ohio, on September 13, 2013 at approximately 6:26…

Two Men Injured, 1 Charged in Preble, OH Truck Crash

City: Harrison, OhioCounty: Preble, OhioDate of Accident: September 9, 2013Type of Accident: Truck Accident – 2014 International Truck / 2013 Chrysler 300 An early morning truck crash caused injuries for two men in Harrison, Preble, Ohio on September 9, 2013 at approximately 1:50 am. Police reports are that a 28 year old man, Jose L.…

Truck Overturns in Paulding, OH and Injures 28 Year Old Man

City: Blue Creek, OhioCounty: Paulding, OhioDate of Accident: September 17, 2013Type of Accident: Truck Accident – 1994 International Truck A 1994 International Truck struck a ditch and overturned after it spilled its contents on State Route 114 in Blue Creek, Paulding, Ohio, on September 17, 2013 at approximately 2:03 pm, causing injuries to its 28…

Two Injured in Medina, OH, Mack Truck Crash

City: Harrisville, OhioCounty: Medina, OhioDate of Accident: September 1, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 1999 Mack Truck / 2005 Ford Windom An accident that occurred in Harrisville, Medina, Ohio, caused injuries to two people on September 9, 2013 at approximately 4:14 pm. Police reports are that a 71 year old man was driving…

Toyota/Tractor-Semi Crash Injures Elderly Man in Knox, OH

City: Morris, OhioCounty: Knox, OhioDate of Accident: September 3, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2003 Toyota Corolla / 2007 Peterbilt Truck State Route 3 in Morris, Knox, Ohio, was the scene of a crash, which resulted in injuries for an 85 year old man of Millersburg, Ohio. Reports from the OSHP are that…

Tractor-Semi Crashes in Holmes, OH and Injures 23 Y-O Man

City: Paint, OhioCounty: Holmes, OhioDate of Accident: August 23, 2013Type of Accident: Truck Accident – 2005 Dodge Ram / 1995 Freight Truck A 23 year old man was injured in an early morning accident that occurred in Paint, Holmes, Ohio on August 23, 2013 at approximately 5:50 am. Reports from the OSHP are that a…

Tractor-Semi Truck Crashes in Holmes, Ohio and Injures 23 Y-O Man

City: Paint, OhioCounty: Holmes, OhioDate of Accident: August 23, 2013Type of Accident: Truck Accident – 2005 Dodge Ram / 1995 Freight Truck A 23 year old man was injured in an early morning accident that occurred in Paint, Holmes, Ohio on August 23, 2013 at approximately 5:50 am. Reports from the OSHP are that a…

18 Y-O Pedestrian Injured in Trumbull, OH, Truck Crash

City: Braceville, OhioCounty: Trumbull, OhioDate of Accident: July 29, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2008 Dodge Truck / Pedestrian An 18 year old pedestrian, Stephen R. Vidman of McDonald, Ohio, sustained injuries in a truck crash that occurred in Braceville, Trumbull, Ohio, on July 29, 2013 at approximately 9:45 am. Reports from the…

Tractor-Semi Crashes in Richland, Ohio, Injures Three

City: Mifflin, OhioCounty: Richland, OhioDate of Accident: July 22, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2006 Suzuki Aerio / 2006 International Truck

2 Young Men Injured in Portage, Ohio Rear End Crash

City: Edinburg, OhioCounty: Portage, OhioDate of Accident: July 22, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2003 International Truck / 2000 Mercury Cougar An accident occurred on July 22, 2013 which resulted in injuries for two men in Edinburg, Portage, Ohio at approximately 1:37 pm. According to police reports, a 22 year old man was…

Two Injured in Noble, Ohio, Rear End Truck Crash

City: Noble, OhioCounty: Noble, OhioDate of Accident: July 25, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2005 International Truck / 2011 Ford Fusion Two people, the 27 year old driver of a 2011 Ford Fusion midsize car and a 41 year old man, Roland O. Skelton, both of Mansfield, Ohio sustained injuries in a crash…

Truck Overturns in Perry, Ohio, Injures 45-Year-Old Man

City: Madison, OhioCounty: Perry, OhioDate of Accident: August 5, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2006 Mack DCM A 2006 Mack Truck overturned in Madison, Perry, Ohio on August 5, 2013 at approximately 3:50 pm and resulted in injuries for a 45-year-old man. Police reports are that the man, Jeffrey W. Sunkle was driving…

Monroe, Ohio Truck Crash Injures 44 Y-O Man

City: Lee, OhioCounty: Monroe, OhioDate of Accident: July 22, 2013Type of Accident: Truck Accident – 2007 Mack Truck Sardis EMS treated a 44-year-old man at the scene on July 22, 2013 at approximately 7:20 am for injuries he sustained in a crash that occurred in Center, Monroe, Ohio. According to reports from the ODPS, the…

Jackson, Ohio Truck Accident Injures Two Women

City: Jefferson, OhioCounty: Jackson, OhioDate of Accident: July 12, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2011 Dodge Avalon / 2011 Isuzu Truck Jackson City EMS transported two women to Holzier for injuries they sustained in a truck accident that occurred in Jefferson, Jackson, Ohio on July 12, 2013 at approximately 6:41 pm. Police reports…

59 Year Old Woman Injured in Huron, Ohio, Truck Crash

City: Wakeman, OhioCounty: Huron, OhioDate of Accident: July 15, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2006 KW Truck / 2006 Mercury Grand Am A 59 year old woman sustained injuries in a crash that occurred on July 15, 2013 at approximately 1:00 pm police reported. The reports further stated that a 43 year old…

Huron, OH, Truck Crash Injures 59 Y-O Woman

City: Wakeman, OhioCounty: Huron, OhioDate of Accident: July 15, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2006 KW Truck / 2006 Mercury Grand Am A 59 year old woman sustained injuries in a crash that occurred on July 15, 2013 at approximately 1:00 pm police reported. The reports further stated that a 43 year old…

51 Y-O Man Rushed to Wooster Comm. in Wayne, Ohio Truck Crash

City: Wooster, OhioCounty: Wayne, OhioDate of Accident: June 6, 2013Type of Accident: Truck Accident – 2007 MIFU Truck A truck crash occurred in Wooster, Wayne, Ohio and resulted in a 51 year old man being rushed to Wooster Community Hospital for injuries he sustained on June 6, 2013 at approximately 3:34 pm. Reports from the…

Unsolved Truck Crash in Brown, Ohio, Injures 40 year Old Man

City: Scott, OhioCounty: Brown, OhioDate of Accident: June 7, 2013Type of Accident: Truck Accident – 2000 International 490 A truck accident occurred on Federal Highway 68, and resulted in injuries for a 40-year-old man of Cincinnati, Ohio who was treated at the scene. On June 7, 2013 at approximately 9:30 am. Police reports are that…

17-Year-Old Youth Killed in Champaign, Ohio, Head On Collision

City: Johnson, OhioCounty: Champaign, OhioDate of Accident: June 7, 2013Type of Accident: Truck Accident – 2005 Buick / 1995 KW Tractor A 2005 Buick SUV that was being driven by a 17 year old youth of Russel’s Point, Ohio, Thomas Hunter Valentine, was involved in a crash that resulted in his being killed and transported…

Elderly Man Injured in Tuscarawas, Ohio Truck Crash

City: Goshen, OhioCounty: Tuscarawas, OhioDate of Accident: June 6, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer / 2000 Freight An elderly man was treated at the scene of a crash that involved a 2001 Freight tractor/semi in Goshen, Tuscarawas, Ohio on June 5, 2013 at approximately 1:00 pm. Police reports are that…

Car Strikes Concrete Wall; Injures Man in Sandusky Truck Crash

City: Rice, OhioCounty: Sandusky, OhioDate of Accident: May 18, 2013Type of Accident: Truck Accident – 2005 Cadillac / 2012 Freight Truck A truck crash occurred in Rice, Sandusky, Ohio and resulted in injuries for a 22 year old man, who was driving a 2005 Cadillac full size car on May 18, 2013 at approximately 10:23…

15 Year Old Youth Injured in Crash at Railroad in Paulding, Ohio

City: Carryall, OhioCounty: Paulding, OhioDate of Accident: May 23, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2006 GMC Sierra Samaritan Lifeflight was on the scene of a crash that occurred in Carryall, Paulding, Ohio, to transport a 15-year-old youth to Parkview, after which he was charged with operating his vehicle without reasonable control. At approximately…

Improper Turn in Huron, Ohio, Causes 2 Injuries in a Crash

City: Greenwich, OhioCounty: Huron, OhioDate of Accident: May 21, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2008 GMC Sierra / 1998 Chevrolet Silverado Firelands EMS transported two men to Fisher Titus Hospital, one-aged 28 and the other, 26-year-old Steven Boland, both of New London, Ohio. This, following an accident that occurred on Federal Highway 250…

Falling Debris Causes Crash in Erie, Ohio, Injures 65 Y-O Woman

City: Huron, OhioCounty: Erie, OhioDate of Accident: May 14, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2010 Ford Eclipse / 2004 Chevrolet C350 Traffic halted on State Route 2 in Huron, Erie, Ohio, on May 14, 2013 at about 10:43 am, following a truck crash that occurred and resulted in injuries for a 65-year-old man…

Truck Crashes in Coshocton, Ohio, No Injuries Reported

City: West Lafayette, OhioCounty: Coshocton, OhioDate of Accident: May 28, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2013 Tractor-Semi On May 28, 2013 at approximately 4:30 pm in West Lafayette, Ohio, A 62-year-old man of Temple , MD, Allen James Harrell, who was driving a 2013 Tractor-Semi Trailer and turned right onto State Route 751…

Unsolved Truck Crash Injures Elderly Man in Carroll, Ohio

City: Orange, OhioCounty: Carroll, OhioDate of Accident: May 22, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2006 Mercury Mariner An unsolved truck crash occurred in Orange, Carroll, Ohio, and resulted in injuries for an elderly man, Larry L. Webber of Bowerston, Ohio. According to reports from the ODPS, the man was driving a 2010 Mercury…

Tractor-Semi Crashes in Ashland, Ohio, and Injures 39 Year Old Man

City: Ruggles, OhioCounty: Ashland, OhioDate of Accident: May 1, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2013 Ford Taurus / 2004 KW CCD Tractor Fireland EMS treated a 39 year old man of Elkart, IN at the scene for injuries he received following a crash that occurred in Ruggles, Ashland, Ohio on May 1, 2013…

Driver Blacks Out and Crashes in Pickaway, Ohio

City: Harrisburg, OhioCounty: Pickaway, OhioDate of Accident: April 20, 2013Type of Accident: Truck Accident – 2010 Freight Class 2 A truck driver allegedly blacked out while he was driving a 2010 Freight class 2 tractor-semi on Federal Highway 23 and crashed causing injuries to himself. On April 20, 2013 at approximately 7:57 am a 58…

Head On Crash in Monroe, Ohio, Injures Two Men

City: Switzerland, OhioCounty: Monroe, OhioDate of Accident: May 7, 2013Type of Accident: Motor Vehicle Accident – 2011 Ford F150 / 2013 Freight Two men sustained injuries in an accident that occurred in Switzerland, Monroe, Ohio, on May 7, 2013 at approximately 1:25 am. The two, a 45 year old man from Garrettsville, Ohio was transported…

Elderly Man Injured in Harrison, Ohio, Truck Crash

City: North, OhioCounty: Harrison, OhioDate of Accident: March 13, 2013Type of Accident: Truck Accident – 2013 Freight Truck An elderly man sustained injuries in a truck accident that occurred in North, Harrison, Ohio on March 13, 2013 at approximately 3:45 pm. Police reports are that the 73 year old man was driving a 2013 Freight…

Tractor/Deer Crash in Fayette, Ohio

City: Wayne, OhioCounty: Fayette, OhioDate of Accident: April 27, 2013Type of Accident: Truck Accident – 2013 Mack Truck A crash occurred on Federal Highway 35 in Wayne, Fayette, Ohio and resulted in property damage on April 27, 2013 at approximately 9:15 am. According to reports supplied by the ODPS, Paul Snyder, an 82 year old…

Drug and alcohol testing on truck drivers

The first thing a truck accident attorney will want to see are the results of drug and alcohol testing for a trucker involved in an accident. This testing is nothing new to a trucker, as they are subject to it through their employers at any time. As any experienced truck accident lawyer will no doubt…

Big rig crash jackknife accident

I just posted an article about an Ohio semi-truck accident where the 18-wheeler jack-knifed across highway I-70. What is a jack-knife truck accident? What causes these deadly crashes? A jack-knife refers to the type of tractor-trailer accident that occurs when a big rig skids and the trailer swings out to form a 90 degree angle…

What the public needs to know about truck accident statistics

You have probably heard all these terms when it comes to describing a semi-truck: big rigs, 18 wheelers, tractor trailers, etc. All these terms relate to one specific type of vehicle that is essential on our nation’s highways. Without these trucks, the infrastructure of our country would come to a halt. However, when an accident…

Cincinnati Truck Accident Lawyer Reviews Most Common Reasons 18 Wheelers Cause Accidents

Author David Chester Truck Accident Lawyer Cincinnati, Ohio Some of the most common reasons that an eighteen wheeler has caused an accident are simply a lack of experience or an overworked, fatigued driver. Neither of those reasons are the fault of the injured party. The truck company should not let an inexperienced driver drive on…

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