During 2007, 1,749 large trucks were involved in fatal accidents in Ohio–the eighth highest in the nation. Nationwide, 24% of all large truck drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2007 had at least one prior speeding conviction according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Because of their massive size, tractor trailer accidents usually result in extremely serious injuries and fatalities. An 18 wheeler can weigh 80,000 pounds while an average car or SUV weighs only about 3,000 pounds. In an accident, the smaller vehicle and its passengers are often more seriously injured.
The trucking industry is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in order to protect truck drivers as well as those with whom they share the road. However, time and money concerns pressure truck drivers and owners to violate FMCSA regulations. The sad result is more lives lost in tractor trailer accidents.
If you have been injured in an accident with a tractor trailer or other large truck, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation to discuss your case.* If you have a tractor trailer accident claim you will pay no fees unless we win financial compensation for you.
The Law Offcies of Kevin F. Kurgis Co., LPA are experienced in handling all types of truck accident claims. Claims may include jackknife accidents, underride accidents, and accidents involving driver fatigue. You may have been injured in a semi accident or a collision with a delivery truck, you can rely on our skills and 20 years of experience to help you get the financial compensation you deserve.
And remember, “I don’t get paid, unless you get paid.”
The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kevin Kurgis serve serious injury and wrongful death cases in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Parma, Canton, Youngstown, Lorain, Hamilton, Springfield, Kettering, Elyria, Lakewood, Cuyahoga Falls, Euclid, Middletown, Mansfield, Newark, Findlay, Urbana, Chillicothe and Zanesville OH areas.
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