Rear-End Car Accidents in Ohio: Who’s at Fault?
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KNR Legal Blog
The U.S. Department of Transportation discovered that more than half a million truck crashes arise each year, leading to approximately 5,000 fatalities. Due to their massive weight and size, trucks almost always cause more harm in accidents than smaller vehicles like sedans and SUVs.
Disturbingly, Ohio has more fatal truck crashes than most states. If you lost a loved one in a fatal truck accident in Ohio, consult the highly skilled and experienced truck accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. We can help you recover compensation for funeral costs, loss of companionship, and other damages.
For a free consultation with KNR, call 1-800-HURT-NOW or complete our online form. There are no up-front costs and you owe nothing unless you recover compensation.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Ohio along with California, Texas, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina represents the highest average of fatal truck crashes between 2014 and 2016.
In fatal truck accidents that occurred during this two-year period, speed was a factor in 17 percent of crashes. 61 percent of fatal crashes took place in rural areas while 27 percent occurred in work zones. Truck driver distraction accounted for 6 percent of the accidents and cell phone usage played a role in 16 percent.
Driving defensively and obeying all traffic laws is the key to preventing fatal truck accidents in Ohio. Both truck drivers and passenger vehicles can use the following safety tips to reduce the risk of tragic collisions.
A lawyer can help determine whether the truck driver was responsible by figuring out whether the crash could’ve been prevented if the driver had a different reaction. They may also investigate the trucking company and ask questions like if the truck was well-maintained or did the driver receive the proper training?
Once liability has been established, a lawyer can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf so you can recover your damages. While no amount of money can bring your loved one back, it can be used to pay for a funeral, support your family if you depended on your loved one’s income, and help you move forward with your life.
If you’ve tragically lost someone in a fatal Ohio truck accident, consult the truck accident lawyers with KNR as soon as possible. You can count on us to perform a thorough investigation, determine liability, and protect your rights. Call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW or submit a request online to set up a free, no-risk consultation.