Distracted Driving & Truck Accidents in Ohio
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Since truck drivers spend so much time on the road, multi-tasking can be
quite tempting. However, distractions increase the risk of devastating
truck crashes. While distracted driving is one of the most common causes of
car accidents in the United States, the aftermath can be more tragic if a distracted
driver is operating a massive semi-truck or tractor-trailer.
The Ohio truck accident attorneys at
Rourke & Blumenthal can help if you have been injured in a commercial truck crash caused by
a distracted trucker. Our Ohio truck accident lawyers will work tirelessly
to hold those accountable for your injuries and damages.
Dangers of Distracted Driving
According to a study by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(FMCSA), truck drivers were engaged in non-driving related tasks in 71%
of collisions involving commercial trucks, 46% of near-crashes, and 60%
of all safety-critical incidents. Distractions can result in taking their
eyes off the road, taking their hands off the wheel, and taking their
mind away from the primary task of driving.
The following are common tasks which distract truck drivers:
- Texting on a cell phone
- Dialing on a cell phone
- Talking or listening to hands-free phone or CB radio
- Communicating through or looking at the dispatching device
- Looking at a map or GPS
- Using a calculator
- Writing on paper or a notebook
- Reaching for an object in the vehicle
- Reading a book, magazine, or newspaper
Suffered an Injury Caused by a Distracted Driver? Contact Us Today!
Distracted driving is considered negligence. If a truck crash was caused
by a distracted trucker, the driver and the trucking company may be liable
for injuries you have suffered. We can investigate your collision, gather
evidence, retained negotiate with insurance providers, as well as protect
your rights and best interests while you make the best recovery possible
from your injury.
Contact us and request a
free case evaluation immediately.