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Commercial vehicle accidents often lead to serious injuries

On Behalf of | Mar 1, 2024 | Car Accidents

If you drive along Ohio’s highways, you likely encounter commercial vehicles regularly. While these vehicles are necessary to the economy, navigating around them comes with challenges for those in passenger vehicles. When a smaller vehicle is involved in a crash with a bus, tractor-trailer, or other large commercial vehicle, the damage to the smaller car, and the injuries to those inside, are often severe. If you’ve been involved in a crash with a commercial vehicle, there are steps you can take to protect yourself in the aftermath.

Accidents involving commercial vehicles

Commercial vehicle drivers may not see smaller cars or may struggle to navigate around them safely, leading to accidents. Recent data shows that trucks are involved in thousands of fatal accidents each year. These fatal accidents may occur more frequently during daytime hours and on non-interstate roadways. Those involved in such accidents may suffer from broken bones, internal injuries, and brain or spinal damage.

If you’ve been injured in an accident with a large commercial vehicle, it’s important to keep evidence of the accident so that you’re able to present your case in court if you file a civil lawsuit against the owner or driver of the vehicle. This evidence should include photos of both vehicles, when possible, photos of the scene, and police reports. Witness statements can also be helpful when presenting your case.

Legal advice

Ohio commercial drivers are responsible for maintaining control of their vehicles and following the laws to help prevent accidents. When a commercial driver is negligent, those injured in the accident can seek compensation through the civil court system. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a commercial driver, it’s important to speak to an attorney to understand your rights.