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April 2017 Archives

A distracted driver presents a serious danger to others

April is the month that has been set aside to highlight the dangers presented by operating a vehicle while engaging in other tasks. A distracted driver presents a hazard to all other motorists as well as pedestrians and cyclists. One Ohio physician stated that the warmer weather often correlates to an increase in more inattentive drivers on the road.

Ohio man sentenced to prison for causing fatal car accident

Losing a loved one is never easy, even if the death has been expected for some time. It is understandably even worse when the loss suddenly results from a fatal car accident. One Ohio family may have felt some measure of justice when the driver responsible for their loss was recently sentenced to prison.

Obsession with smart devices can create danger on the road

There was a time when your personal phone was tethered to a wire in the wall. And when you wanted to check the latest news, you had to find a newspaper or wait for an evening broadcast on the television. But now, if you carry a smartphone or other device connected to the internet, you can take a call or check the news at any minute of the day.

Lawmakers want to remove minors' information in bus crash reports

In most circumstances, whenever there is a serious wreck, the accident report is a matter of public record. However, two Ohio lawmakers are seeking to modify that policy in regard to minor children who are victims of a bus crash. They believe that the names of minors should be withheld from public disclosure.

Who is liable if a driverless truck gets into an accident?

Several companies are making strides in designing and testing driverless semi-trucks. One company, late last year (now owned by Uber) famously operated a driverless truck across the country to make a Budweiser delivery (the truck was taken over by a human operator when it exited the freeway). The proliferation of driverless trucks seems only a few years away. But, in this new world, who is responsible for driverless trucks? Who is responsible for injuries?

5 quick tips for sharing the road with trucks this summer

Summer is almost here, which means it's time to load up the car, top off the tank and hit the road. Whether you're planning a long road trip or just plan to drive to the nearest swimming pool, you will likely see extra traffic on the highway.

Car passengers still at high risk in truck accident

Forty years of statistics suggest that, in spite of advances made in technology, a wreck between a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer will not end well for those in the smaller vehicle. Regardless of the actual cause of the wreck, a truck accident is likely to result in passengers in cars or other smaller vehicles suffering serious or fatal injuries simply due to the size of the truck. Sadly, many Ohio families have endured the tragic consequences that typically accompany these collisions.

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