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Truck Accidents Archives

What information will your attorney need following a truck crash?

If you've been involved in an accident with a truck, even if you were fortunate enough to escape serious injury, you're likely badly shaken up. However, if you are considering seeking compensation for damages and injuries via a civil lawsuit in Illinois, there are some things that will help a personal injury attorney provide advice regarding pursuing a lawsuit against the trucking company, the driver and/or any other responsible entities or individuals.

Lack of sleep blamed for fatal Illinois truck accident

We've been hearing about the dangers that fatigued truck drivers pose on our roads for some time now. Now the National Transportation Safety Board has determined that lack of sleep was likely the cause of a fatal crash just over two years ago near Naperville. The accident, which occurred on Interstate 88, killed a tollway employee and seriously injured an Illinois State Police trooper.

Will mandatory electronic logs increase trucking safety?

Within the next two years, commercial trucking and bus companies will have to install electronic logging devices in their vehicles. This new rule was released late in 2015 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Crash victim passes away 16 days after truck crash in Illinois

A recent pair of truck crashes that took place on I-55 in Illinois left several people injured and dead. Now, a new update from Aug. 7 has said that another person injured in one of the crashes has passed away from his injuries. Reports say that the 64-year-old driver involved in a tractor-trailer crash has been pronounced dead.

Truck accident in Illinois kills 4, injures 4

An 11-year-old child and three others were killed in a truck accident on an Illinois interstate just before 2:30 p.m. on July 21, according to a July 22 news release. The truck driver who caused the truck accident has been accused of falsifying his logbooks, which could have led to him driving when federal law would have prohibited it.

Fatal accident takes life of 1, injures others in Illinois

The report of a recent crash involving five vehicles in Illinois states that one man has been pronounced dead from his injuries. The truck crash involved a semi-truck, a sports utility vehicle and other vehicles. The 74-year-old victim was a passenger in the SUV driven by his wife, a 71-year-old woman.

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