In Ohio, trucks can be an intimidating presence, but it might come as a surprise to many that semi-truck accidents can happen even in relatively slow traffic. The size of these vehicles can make any collision deadly. A chain-reaction accident in slow traffic can be worse than other types of truck crashes as there is nowhere for the drivers of vehicles up ahead to go to avoid the accident. Frequently, they do not realize what is happening until it is too late. After a trucking accident, those who were hurt or lost a loved one should be cognizant of their financial and personal needs and consider a lawsuit for compensation.
Three people were injured - one fatally - when there was a chain-reaction crash that was started by two semi-trucks. The accident occurred in the morning at around 7 a.m. The person who died was a 56-year-old man in a 2011 Toyota Corolla. The other people who were hurt were also male, a 29-year-old and a 77-year-old. The 29-year-old had been in a box truck; the 77-year-old in a Toyota Highlander. According to the law enforcement investigation, one semi was approaching traffic and swerved, hitting a second truck. The driver of the truck that swerved was a 69-year-old man. The drivers were not believed to have been under the influence. The investigation is continuing.
Trucks are integral to the economy across the nation. Despite their importance, the inherent risks to people who are sharing the road with these massive vehicles are legitimate. A truck crash can happen for many reasons including truckers who are under the influence, are distracted, are aggressive or are flouting the rules for how much time they can legally be on the road in one sitting. After a truck accident, people who were hurt will face medical costs from hospital care and treatment, lose wages because of time away from work and could face a radically different life. When there is a fatality, the family left behind will face these same issues, but they will be permanent.
After a truck accident, those who were impacted should be aware of their rights. Having legal assistance to investigate the circumstances of the accident is a foundational factor in a successful legal filing. Since this accident happened when one truck swerved and crashed into another one and set into motion a series of crashes that led to two injuries and one death, the investigation is crucial. A legal firm that knows how to assess truck accidents must be contacted for guidance on how to proceed.