With Ohio being centrally located, many semi-trucks will pass through the state. This makes it unavoidable that there will be crashes. These truck accidents can cause damage and injuries to those involved. Some of these crashes might not cause injuries when they first happen, but as the situation is investigated, accounted for and cleaned up, other accidents and injuries may result. Regardless of how they were hurt, those who were injured in a truck accident must know how to seek compensation in a legal filing and how to go about pursuing it.
A worker for the Ohio Department of Transportation was thrown from the back of a truck and injured. The worker, a 25-year-old man, was part of a crew that was putting down cones because of a semi-truck that had overturned. A man was driving a semi and tried to make a lane change, when the truck struck another car. The truck then went into the right lane and hit a second car. This second car hit the ODOT vehicle and the worker was thrown. The worker was hospitalized, but his injuries were not reported as life-threatening.
Since trucks are so large and travel as such significant speeds, they can be a dangerous weapon on the roadways. This is true even if the truck driver is adhering to all the laws and obeying the rules of courtesy and safety. Some truckers, however, will drive their vehicles under the influence, at excessive speeds, or flout the rules of how long they can stay on the road without rest. No matter how or why the accident happened, people who are involved in a crash with a semi-truck will inevitably be injured. They can face massive medical costs, lost time on the job and even be killed. A lawsuit is often the only available strategy to be adequately compensated for the aftermath of a truck crash.
This accident exemplifies the dangers of large trucks on the road not just for other drivers, but for workers as well. People who are hurt in a trucking accident must know how to seek compensation in a lawsuit and a lawyer experienced in personal injury cases can help.
Source: daytondailynews.com, "ODOT worker ejected in I-70 E crash involving semi; separate semi crash closed highway," Jan. 29, 2018