Jan 20th, 2021
Paulozzi Joseph

Seconds make all the difference. Leave a few seconds later for work, and you’re stuck in school traffic. Leave the office a few seconds late, and you’ve hit the green light jackpot all the way home. A semi-truck takes a turn too sharply, causing its trailer to rip off and fly into the road. A second later, a pick-up truck smashes into the trailer, killing a man and seriously injuring his wife.

Seconds matter.

The highly sought attorneys at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers know seconds can mean the difference between life and death. When you need a truck accident lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio, the dedicated team at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers have extensive experience. Don’t let another’s negligence stand. Call us today.

Lives Changed Forever

A Carey man and his wife started their day as expected, not realizing how tragically the day would end. As they drove on U.S. 23 near the intersection of County Road 44, they had no warning they would soon plow directly into a large semi-truck trailer.

Salih Husain attempted to take a left-hand turn driving his Volvo semi-truck onto U.S. 23 South. The trailer couldn’t take the force and became disconnected, coming to a stop across the northbound lanes. Roger and Lana Schlack drove their pick-up truck directly into the trailer, killing Mr. Schlack at the scene. Mrs. Schlack sustained life-threatening injuries and was flown to Cleveland Metro Health hospital.

Trucking Accidents Are Not More Common, Just More Deadly

Ohio’s roads are no stranger to truck accidents. While they are not more common than any other motor vehicle accident, their size and weight make trucking accidents among the deadliest.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, FMCSA:

  • In the last reporting year, there were 4,415 fatal truck crashes
  • Most fatal large truck accidents happen in rural areas and on Interstate highways.
  • 82% of fatalities are not the occupants of the large truck

Drivers of large trucks are specially trained and must obtain specific licenses for a reason. They are driving what ultimately can be a deadly weapon. While the sheer massive size of these trucks protects the occupants, much like a driving a tank, they can plow through other vehicles with deadly force.

We Can Help

Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers are here to see that larger trucks bear the weight of their responsibility to you on the road. If you or someone you love has been injured or lost their lives due to a negligent driver, you need a personal injury attorney in Cleveland, Ohio. You need Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers. Contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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