The Dangers of Untrained Semi-Truck Drivers
Posted in Accident & Injury on July 15, 2014
by Arthur Elk How are you behind the wheel of a moving truck? If you're like most people, you probably have to take extra precautions because you're a little unsteady at the wheel. Now imagine that you're driving an 18-wheeler and are trying to navigate 80,000 pounds of metal and cargo. That's about 16...
Insurance Claims: Settling Too Early Can Be a Huge Mistake
Posted in Accident & Injury on June 12, 2014
http://youtu.be/V7n8KqXWX5g Ohio personal injury attorney Bill Price explains why accepting an insurance provider's settlement offer may not be the right decision. One of the most common challenges you’ll face after an injury is the need for money. We already need it every day, but when you’re injured and can’t work, you need money more than...
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...
Tips on Sharing the Road with Semi Trucks
Posted in Accident & Injury on January 13, 2014
by Arthur Elk Driving next to an 18-wheeler or other large semi truck can be scary, especially for new drivers or those driving very small vehicles. The drivers of these 18-wheeler trucks have large blind spots to the right and rear of the vehicle. There are additional, smaller blind spots on the right front...
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...
Rising Statistics on Tractor Trailer Related Injuries
Posted in Accident & Injury on November 7, 2013
Attorney William J. Price discusses the pitfalls of proving lost wages for a client injured in a tractor-trailer accident. Each day, we go about our lives on the road -- expecting those around us to be alert and aware of their surroundings so as not to cause an accident. Despite improved safety measures, traffic...
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...
Woman Hit By Truck, Company Refuses to Pay
Posted in Accident & Injury on September 9, 2013
http://youtu.be/P74l5U7JjDU We know that when you are going through pain and suffering caused by an accident, trying to deal with everything afterwards can be exhausting and challenging. If you need to file a claim against the other party and prove they were at fault, this can be a difficult task – not to...
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...
Runaway trailer kills 7
Posted in Accident & Injury on May 31, 2013
Wednesday evening, four children and three adults were killed when a runaway trailer filled with crushed cars careened violently into a minivan, ripping it apart. The father of two of the children was transported to a local hospital, in good condition. The rig was headed south about 25 miles outside of Syracuse, New York...