Because trucks and commercial vehicles are so heavy, trucking accidents often result in catastrophic injuries. These injuries are not only life-altering but often require long-term care that can be very expensive. If you or your loved one was involved in a trucking accident, call us. It is imperative that evidence be preserved in these cases, and we know the secrets to getting this done.
At Rinehardt Law Firm, we have a team of Mansfield trucking accident lawyers ready to help you. Our legal team is available to help people injured due to their involvement in trucking accidents across central and north central Ohio, including along:
- Interstate 71
- Route 13
- Route 30
- Route 97
Common Factors of Truck Accidents
A variety of factors can contribute to a trucking accident. Our legal team can conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the trucking or auto accident you or a loved one was involved in, including:
- Truck driver fatigue: There are federal trucking regulations aimed to protect road travelers' safety. These regulations mandate that truckers take rest breaks and limit the number of allowable consecutive driving hours. Many drivers violate these regulations to meet strict delivery deadlines. This is negligent and irresponsible and can result in truck driver fatigue, a common cause of devastating, often fatal, auto accidents.
- Distracted driving: All drivers have a duty to remain alert when driving. Due to the sheer weight of commercial vehicles, the consequences of a truck driver engaging in distracted driving can yield far more catastrophic injuries for victims. We can help those victims pursue the financial recovery they need to compensate their losses.
- Improper maintenance: Tire blowouts, faulty brakes, and other mechanical failures could mean that a trucking company is responsible for the accident that resulted in you or your loved one's injuries. We can investigate the cause of your accident to pursue maximum compensation for your losses.