The Ohio Auto Accident Attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC Note Law Makers Are Looking Into Reducing the Risk of Injury and Death In Tractor Trailer Accidents
The Ohio auto accident attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC note that law makers are questioning the safety of tractor trailers after two back-to-back crashes that involved vehicles that slid under tractor trailers seriously injuring or killing the drivers of the cars. According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), an average of 350 individuals are killed in the United States each year when cars slide under semi-trucks. According to the IIHS, in 2011, 260 of these deaths were completely preventable if the design of the read under guard on tractor trailers was strengthened. [http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/26888785/fatal-crash-with-semi-truck-that-killed-driver-22-raise-safety-questions, October 2014]
According to Fox News, semi trucks in both Canada and Europe are equipped with stronger under guard rails that prevent cars from sliding under the vehicles. When a vehicle slides under a semi truck, passengers in the car can face serious injury or death. According to the IIHS, Canadian under guard rails are 75 percent stronger than U.S. guard rails and do prevent slides in moderate-impact crashes, unlike their U.S. counterparts. According to the IIHS, cars are able to slide under U.S. tractor trailers even at speeds as slow as 35 miles per hour. Trucks in the United States do have under guard rails, but the rails do not prevent sliding in crashes with speeds above 30 miles per hour, as the testing from the IIHS discovered. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been in the process of examining the under guard rail issue since 2009, but the agency has yet to many any regulation changes to the design of tractor trailer under guard rails. According to ABC News, the last guard rail change was implemented over 20 years ago. [http://abcnews.go.com/Business/road-warning-death-big-rig-guillotine/story?id=13026797, March 2011]
According to the Ohio auto accident attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC, an Ohio highway accident lawsuit on the behalf of individuals injured in traffic accidents can provide financial compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, or other damages. Fighting for fair compensation alone can be stressful and difficult and may be impossible when faced with injuries or death. That is why a practiced Ohio accident attorney can be vital to receiving the personal injury compensation you deserve due to negligence or poor vehicle design. The attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC will fight to protect your rights in a traffic accident to maximize all compensation for economic losses and physical injuries.
Due to inconsistent safety laws and reckless drivers, hundreds of motorists and pedestrians are killed on Ohio roads each year. Data from the Ohio Department of Public Safety shows that in 2013, Ohio had 981 traffic fatalities nearly 300,000 traffic accidents. The Ohio highway accident attorneys at Wright & Schulte realize that these statistics are not just numbers, but pose real safety risks for Ohio drivers that can result in personal injury and death. We work hard to ensure that parties involved in Ohio highway accidents are fairly compensated for their injuries. Wright & Schulte LLC has worked with numerous clients to ensure every accident victim is fairly compensated for their injuries and emotional suffering. [http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/01/01/record_low_traffic_fatalities.html, January 2014]
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