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April 2018 Archives

Informal settlements for truck accident victims

In Ohio, as in all states, the victims of commercial truck accidents can file a personal injury lawsuit against the company that hired the responsible trucker. If their claims are successful, they could be compensated for losses like vehicle repair costs, medical bills and lost wages. Arriving at that successful conclusion, however, can take a lot of time and money.

PTSD is a reality for many victims of truck accidents

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is commonly associated with wartime experiences. However, it is also a reality that negatively affects countless victims of truck collisions. The experience of a rapidly occurring accident causes physical pain and damages. But, what about the psychological aftermath of surviving a traumatic accident?

Wearable technolgy being adapted to combat driver fatigue

Almost three-quarters of the products purchased by consumers in Ohio and around the country are transported using large commercial vehicles, and tractor-trailer drivers commonly spend up to 70 hours behind the wheel during a typical workweek to keep up with this demand. Truck driver fatigue has been a road safety issue in the United States for decades, and even strict hours of service regulations are not enough to prevent about 100,000 accidents each year involving drowsy tractor-trailer drivers.

Filing a trucking accident claim

The average commercial truck weighs 25 times more than the average car. Therefore, the occupants of the latter will generally face more serious injuries when the two collide. Victims of such crashes in Ohio will want to know what they can do to receive compensation for damages.

CVSA schedules annual International Roadcheck

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that the 2018 International Roadcheck will take place from June 5 to 7. This annual inspection spree of commercial trucks and buses across North America is meant to ensure compliance with driver and vehicle safety guidelines. Anyone in Ohio to whom this inspection applies will want to know the details.

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