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When truckers shouldn’t be driving, people get hurt

Car AccidentsNews   November 19, 2015

Nobody ever expects to be involved in a truck accident with a tractor-trailer. Unfortunately, these accidents become more common as our cold Ohio weather sets in. As our road conditions worsen, you have to remain on the lookout for these big rigs as you drive down the highway and use caution whenever you come near one of these large trucks.

Driving a commercial vehicle as large as a Freightliner requires a specific level of training and a specific classification of driver’s licensing. Large trucks like the one involved in a recent crash last month pose a deadly threat to those on the roads and that’s why special trucking regulations exist to try to mitigate the danger that these large trucks present if improperly handled.

The one thing you would normally assume is that the driver of that big truck is trained and licensed; however, such is not always the case.

In a recent truck accident last month here in Ohio, a man driving a pickup truck sustained injuries when a Freightliner hit his vehicle. Not only was the truck driver cited for failing to maintain a proper distance from the accident victim’s vehicle but what was incredible, was that the trucker did not even have a proper license for driving a commercial truck and was cited for that as well.

Remember, you can’t make assumptions that all big rig drivers are licensed, trained or properly rested, so be aware of them on the road and be aware of road conditions this Winter.

I am proud to say that The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC has recently been named as a BEST LAW FIRM IN AMERICA for Transportation Law, both regionally and nationally by U.S. News and World Report. We recently received a “Tier One” ranking in Transportation Law for our work in helping our injured clients in the greater Cleveland are and throughout the State of Ohio who have been involved in trucking accidents like this one.

In fact one of our Lawyers, Kenneth Abbarno, has been named Transportation Lawyer of the Year in Cleveland and selected to The Best Lawyers In America in this complex practice area.

If you have been involved in a truck accident and need a truck accident lawyer, we would be honored to help you as we have helped many people who needed our help after a truck accident. Be safe!

Click here to see our selection as a Best Law Firm in the U.S. News and World Report 2016 Best Law Firm Report and the rigid guidelines they use to select us:


Howard Skolnick
Attorney at Law

For over two decades, I have zealously represented seriously injured clients in both the Ohio State and Federal Courts, litigating cases involving a variety of causes of action, such as wrongful death, birth/brain injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, bad-faith litigation against insurance companies, animal and dog bites, boating and water accidents and pedestrian accidents. I truly care and I am passionate about my clients. If you need help, it would be my honor to help you or a loved one rebuild your life and seek justice.