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Truck Accidents Archives

Common reasons for commercial truck accidents

Car crashes involving a commercial vehicle are much more likely to result in an injury or fatality. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that out of 141,000 observed crashes involving a commercial truck, 87 percent of them were a result of driver error.

1 killed, 3 injured in Chicago box truck accident

Most of the time when personal injury lawyers talk about truck accidents, the truck driver seems at fault. However, there are times when the other driver, or perhaps an unknown event, may have caused the accident. A recent collision involving a pickup truck and a box truck near Chicago shines a harsh light on truck accidents in which the driver seems to bear no fault.

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.

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