Personal injury attorneys do not typically see commercial vehicle accidents as they happen. What we do witness is the aftermath for victims of injury or wrongful death and it is disturbing to say the least. Many of our neighbors might be shocked to learn how often commercial vehicle accidents occur here in Illinois.
Just two days ago, a 24-year-old woman died because of a head-on collision with a semitruck in southern Illinois. Days before, another commercial vehicle accident took the life of a 16-year-old boy from Illinois in a similar incident. While we do not know the cause of these two truck accidents, we can imagine all too well the pain and anguish that the victims' families are feeling. We can imagine this because we have seen it before.
Obviously, commercial vehicle accidents remain a serious problem in our state and in all of America. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,964 people died and approximately 95,000 suffered injuries across the nation in accidents involving trucks and commercial vehicles occurring in 2013. That same year in Illinois, over 1,350 fatal truck accidents occurred.
Sometimes, a truck driver is not at fault when a commercial vehicle accident occurs. Sometimes, it is just an unavoidable accident or the other driver may be the person at fault. We just want all victims to know that anytime fault can be assigned, it is okay to seek compensation so that you can pay for your medical care and be reimbursed for your expenses.
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