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Ohio Truck Accidents: Don’t be responsible

Ohio truck accidents are entirely too common. Some of these are caused by truckers, while others are the direct result of a mistake made by the driver of a passenger vehicle.

If you are driving on the roadways throughout the state of Ohio, you will likely be surrounded by trucks and other large vehicles on a regular basis.

There are many causes of truck accidents, such as when a trucker is not obeying the rules of the road. Along with this, trucking companies are often to blame by not providing adequate training or enforcing unrealistic schedules.

On the opposite side of the equation, there are things you can do as a passenger vehicle driver to avoid being involved in a truck accident:

-- Never drive in a truck's blind spot. If a trucker can't see your vehicle, there is a much greater chance of being involved in an accident.

-- Changing lanes quickly in front of a truck.

-- Driving between two large trucks.

-- Unsafe passing.

-- Failure to speed up or slow down when a truck is attempting to merge onto a roadway.

There is no way of knowing what a trucker is going to do. This person may make an error that causes an accident. What you are able to do is make personal decisions that keep you and any passengers in your vehicle safe.

The last thing you want is to be responsible for a truck accident. If you are injured due to the negligence of a trucker or truck company, a personal injury attorney can provide guidance.

Source: FindLaw, "Common Causes of Truck Accidents" Nov. 25, 2014

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