The Donahey Law Firm, LLC
Free Consultation: Email


Home of the Million Dollar Verdicts
Offices Menu
Get Your FREE Case Review Talk to a lawyer for free with no obligation. Let’s talk.

FOR SERIOUS INJURIES, Call the Lawyers Other Lawyers CallTM

What are the causes of Ohio truck accidents in the winter?

When the roadways are 100 percent dry during the warm summer months, it doesn't mean that people can drive as fast and recklessly as they want. The same holds true during the cold winter months when the weather takes a turn for the worse. In fact, even more due diligence is required.

When conditions are less than ideal, it is essential for all drivers, truckers in particular, to pay close attention to what is going on around them. Not realizing that the weather is changing can increase the chance of an accident.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, weather can lead to trouble on the roadways. Here is what the department had to say:

"Weather acts through visibility impairments, precipitation, high winds, and temperature extremes to affect driver capabilities, vehicle performance (i.e., traction, stability and maneuverability), pavement friction, roadway infrastructure, crash risk, traffic flow, and agency productivity."

For example, any type of precipitation, such as rain or snow, can decrease visibility distance. At the same time, it can reduce pavement friction, making it more difficult to maintain control of a truck or other vehicle.

When truckers ignore weather conditions, they are putting themselves, as well as everybody else, in harm's way. They may not realize this to be true, but it is a risk nobody should be willing to take.

Regardless of the state, bad weather can increase the chance of a truck accident. When you combine these conditions with a trucker who is driving recklessly, the end result can be a disaster. If a person is injured because a trucker acted in a negligent manner, he or she may eventually look into their legal rights.

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, "How Do Weather Events Impact Roads?" Dec. 24, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Email Us Your Case Information For A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy


The Donahey Law Firm
495 S High St #300
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614-224-8166
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Fax: 614-849-0475
Email Us | Columbus Law Office Map

Branch Offices

Dayton Office
Local: 937-224-3030
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Cincinnati Office
Local: 513-721-9400
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Delaware Office
Local: 740-363-4969
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Covington Office
Local: 859-261-0572
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Mobile Office

Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Learn More

Donahey Law Firm Logo
Logo: Facebook Logo: LinkedIn Logo: Twitter Logo: YouTube Logo: Google+