Top Holiday Driving Hazards
Posted in Accident & Injury on December 21, 2015
Driving when you’re impaired or distracted is always dangerous – but add low visibility, the potential for ice and snow and the pressures that come with the holiday season, and December just might be one of the most dangerous months to be on the road. This year, avoid the four most dangerous holiday driving...
Fuel Shortage May Bring More Drowsy Drivers to Ohio
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 20, 2014
Truckers hauling flammable cargo declared exempt from federal safety rules. With yet another cold snap looming, Ohio Governor John Kasich has declared a state of emergency in response to the state’s heating fuel shortage. The proclamation, issued on January 18, allows commercial truckers transporting propane or heating oil to drive more hours and more...
Arthur Elk: Common Causes of Trucking Accidents
Posted in Accident & Injury on December 9, 2013
By Arthur Elk The highways are filled with semi-trucks and tractor-trailers. Because of their large size and tremendous weight, semi-trucks are more prone to accidents than small passenger vehicles. As a car accident lawyer, I see cases like this all the time. When they occur, there is a huge risk of injury. Ironically, truck...
Dozens injured in Ohio Bus Accident
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 14, 2013
A passenger bus crashed early this morning, just north of Cincinnati. The driver may have fallen asleep. The Greyhound bus was carrying 51 passengers bound for Detroit when it careened off I-75 around 4:00 a.m., violently striking a tree and fence. The out-of-control vehicle flipped over twice before it finally came to rest on...
Deadly Ohio Semi Crash
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 13, 2013
An Ohio woman died Wednesday in a horrific tractor-trailer accident in Circleville, Ohio. The truck driver is facing charges for allegedly tampering with evidence. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Amy Schneider of South Bloomfield was killed in the accident and the truck driver was listed as 41-year old Tracy Ferrell of Michigan. Ferrell was...
New Rules for Truck Drivers Spur Debate
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 24, 2013
The new hours-of-service rules reflect the administration’s concerns that truck drivers who do not get enough rest put other motorists at risk. Studies conducted by the FMCSA concluded that working long hours on a continuing basis can lead to chronic fatigue, a high risk of crashes, and a number of serious chronic health conditions...