18 Wheels & Accidents


18 Wheels & Accidents, Akron Personal Injury Lawyer, Eshelman Legal Group

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18 Wheels & Accidents

18 Wheels & Accidents, Akron Personal Injury Lawyer, Eshelman Legal Group

Big rig, tractor trailer, semi, semi trailer...whatever you want to call it, the fact is that while most cars weigh between 3,000 and 4,000 pounds, a truck can weigh 80,000 pounds. And unfortunately, if these vehicles are involved in an accident, the result to the car driver is more often than not, serious injury or death.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are over 5,000 fatal accidents involving 18 wheelers each year. Additionally, one of every fatal car accident is caused by a semi. So what is being done to bring these startling statistics down? Safety, maintenance and federal regulations have been put into place and if you have ever driven down the highway, you have noticed the truck checkpoint areas. Highway check points are a way for law enforcement to make sure that not only the truck, but the driver as well, is safe to be on the road. But still, accidents do happen. The Eshelman Legal Group in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio ( with offices throughout N.E. Ohio ) has had to represent many individuals and families who have been involved in 18 wheeler accidents.

Of course there is always driver error, but some of the other factors that may play a part in an serious accident are:

  • Maintenance; Was the tire pressure correct? Was the tire tread sufficient? Were the brakes in full working order (brake maintenance standards)? Were all the lights working?
  • Documentation; Were all permits, log books and driver’s licenses in order and up to date?
  • Compliance; Have the STRICT rules about how many hours a driver is allowed to be on the road daily and weekly been followed? Truck drivers may not exceed working 70 hours per week and daily they are only allowed to be on duty 14 hours. Of those 14 hours, they can only drive 11 hours and once 14 hours on duty have been reached, the driver MUST take 10 consecutive hours off. To ensure these limits are followed, drivers are required to keep a record log which is often electronically done. These logs are always sent to the trucking company who can get audited by the federal government. They can also be looked at by officials at roadside inspection points. That said, it is very important for truckers to stay in compliance with this regulation.
  • Speed Limits; Does the truck have a speed limit cap on it which limits the speed to around 68 mph?

The lawyers at the Eshelman Legal Group are experienced with commercial vehicle accidents commonly referred to as 18 wheeler accidents. They will aggressively fight to get you justice if you have been harmed (or if a family member of your has been injured or killed) in a semi accident caused by regulations not being followed. You can rely on them to “make things right”.

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If you or a loved one experienced a Personal Injury and are having trouble receiving compensation, give the Eshelman Legal Group a call or visit our secure website at www.EshelmanGroup.com for immediate on line help. You may set up an appointment for a free initial consultation or learn more about our practice which has served the N. E. Ohio community for over forty years. If you have encountered a rejection, denial or a delay in your claim please contact us. Our personal injury lawyers will not only represent you and your family, but we will work tirelessly to make sure your right to receive compensation is enforced.

Contact the Eshelman Legal Group. Our attorneys will help you get all the benefits you are entitled to receive. Remember, the insurance company is not on your side and are not required to inform you about benefits you are entitled to receive for your injuries. It is an adversarial system and you need to have someone on your side to get all the benefits under the system that you are entitled to. The lawyers at the Eshelman Legal Group will see that you get all the benefits that are available to you.

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