Tractor-Trailer Safety: Ohio Laws
Federal and state laws control how truckers must act on the loading docks and on the roads. When truckers break these laws, they can cause serious injuries to others who share the roads with them. At Friedman Domiano & Smith Co., L.P.A., we hold trucking companies accountable for the harm they cause, sending a clear message that they are not above the law.
What Truckers Legally Cannot Do
Our attorneys and expert consultants have worked extensively with victims of truck accidents. We have a clear understanding of the laws that apply to the trucking industry. Actions prohibited to truckers and trucking companies include:
- Driving while under the influence of mind-altering substances
- Altering logbooks
- Failure to properly rest between shifts
- Driving for too long without a break
- Failure to follow speed limits, traffic signs and other rules of the road
- Failure to properly secure loads and heavy equipment
- Transporting hazardous chemicals to prohibited areas
With Insurance Settlements, There Are No Second Chances
You only have one chance to settle with a trucking company’s insurance company. Even if you discover later that the claim was insufficient, you can’t resubmit the claim. That’s why it’s especially important to work with a legal team that knows how to get the best possible settlement. Our experience allows us to identify reasonable settlement offers, and we urge our clients to settle for nothing less.
Our Record Of Success
Over the years, we have achieved a record of success, including jury verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million. If you have any questions, call the legal team at Friedman, Domiano & Smith.