Your Springfield, Ohio Truck Accident Attorney

When tractor trailer accidents occur, there an increased likelihood of causing fatal, or irreparable damage to other drivers and vehicles. These trucks can be 75 feet long and weigh in around 80,000 pounds. It’s not surprising that passenger cars, even large SUVs are no match for these behemoths when an accident occurs.

For this reason, truck drivers and trucking companies are held to a higher standard and must abide by the rules set in place by the trucking company and their insurance providers.

Identifying the causes or contributing factors in an 18 wheeler accident can be complex. The Springfield, Ohio accident lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC have the resources needed to prove complex tractor trailer accident cases and to identify all responsible parties.


Factors in Ohio Truck Accident Lawsuits

Mile for mile, motor vehicle accidents occur less frequently than tractor trailer accidents. However, they far more dangerous. In fact, 18 wheeler accidents are more likely to injure or kill people in the other vehicle before the truck driver.

The FMCSA found four critical reasons for semi truck driver’s being faulted in a tractor trailer crash. These reasons include:

  • The driver suffered a heart attack, seizure, or other physical or disabling impairment, or the driver fell asleep behind the wheel
  • Something was distracting the driver, or was inattentive or failed to observe a situation correctly
  • The driver made poor decisions, such as driving too fast or too closely, or misjudged the flow of traffic
  • The driver performed poorly by overcompensating, panicking, or failed to control the direction of the tractor trailer

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