As a college student, you already face many obstacles on your way to achieving a degree. Not only do you have a great deal of schoolwork to stay on top of, and possibly a job as well, many college students go through school one financial emergency away from everything falling apart.
Car accidents can always have potentially tragic results. However, when a car accident results in the unexpected death of one or more people, it can have a life-changing impact on the family of the deceased. In addition to the emotional hardship, a fatal car wreck will likely give rise to new and unexpected financial obligations.
Residents of Columbus, Ohio, may or may not be aware that the drivers operating commercial motor vehicles, including 18-wheelers, are often held to a higher standard of care and conduct than those drivers operating passenger vehicles. Therefore, when a commercial driver is responsible for a truck accident, it can have serious repercussions for truck drivers and their employer, depending upon the circumstances surrounding the semi-truck accident.
All drivers on the road must obey the laws that are set out to make the roadways a safer place to travel. However, drivers of commercial motor vehicles are held to a higher standard of care. This is due to the nature of the vehicles, the dangerous loads they often carry and to ensure the safety not only of other drivers on the road but also the drivers of these large vehicles.
Semi drivers and those driving vehicles that require a commercial driver's license are held to a different standard of care on the road than drivers of other smaller motor vehicles. Several reasons account for this, but one of them is to make sure the roads remain safe with vehicles on the road that are carrying extremely heavy, and sometimes hazardous, loads.
When an accident on a highway alters driving conditions for other motorists traveling the same route, everyone on the road has an obligation to exercise due caution to prevent those road conditions from causing injuries. Unfortunately, this appears not to have been the case in a recent truck accident that took an Ohio man's life.
Accidents happen often on the busy highways of Ohio. But when a trucking accident occurs, the consequences tend to be much more serious and deadly. An injurious accident involving a semi truck or other large commercial vehicle not only involves personal injury laws but also trucking laws.
A pregnant woman, her unborn child and four others were treated for injuries following an accident involving an SUV and a semi truck at an Ohio rest stop. Emergency responders arrived at the scene and extricated the woman from the SUV.
No citations were issued after a semi truck crashed into the back of a vehicle driven by an elderly Ohio man. The 93-year-old was said to have stopped his van unexpectedly on the roadway, where a tractor trailer crashed into the smaller vehicle from behind. The truck accident knocked the van into a ditch, and even as the elderly man was wearing a seatbelt, he suffered fatal injuries.
Ohio Interstate 80 closed for an extended period of time after a truck accident caused diesel fuel to spill into a nearby ditch. The truck accident occurred on March 5.