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Commercial Vehicle Accidents Archives

2-year history of accidents involving Chicago buses

Anytime you take to the roads in Chicago, you take on a certain amount of risk. Car, truck and commercial vehicle accidents make up a large portion of this risk. Driving safely and defensively will go a long way in helping you avoid commercial vehicle accidents, but there is no way of preventing them altogether.

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.

What you should know about contributory negligence in Illinois

Before we get started, we want to say that contributory negligence could be a factor in any personal injury case in Illinois. We have chosen to put the focus on commercial vehicle accidents in this blog post because they so often result in serious injuries.

A lawyer's perspective on commercial vehicle accidents

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.

Plan a safe trip this Memorial Day weekend

According to projected figures supplied by AAA, the 2016 Memorial Day weekend is expected to have the second highest volume of traffic ever in the history of the holiday that traditionally kicks off the summer. There are reported going to be over 38 million residents of the United States heading out on the nation's highways over the holiday weekend.

How dangerous are large trucks on the highways?

Large urban hubs like Chicago see a great deal of freight being shipped through the city every day inside of 18-wheelers. But when large trucks and smaller passenger vehicles collide, those in the smaller trucks and cars are incredibly vulnerable to injuries and deaths.

Driver in fatal hit-and-run was in a United Airlines vehicle

A 54-year-old Morton Grove man is facing a felony charge for a fatal hit-and-run accident involving a 25-year-old bicyclist. The accident occurred on the evening of July 13 at Pennsylvania Avenue and Algonquin Road in Des Plaines. Authorities say that the car involved in the accident is owned by the driver's employer, United Airlines.

Oil shipment rules to reduce commercial vehicle accident injuries

Undoubtedly, you have seen them before if you've ever been caught waiting for a train to pass. Chances are you probably paid little attention to the long cylindrical, cigar shaped oil tank container railcars used to ship crude oil by train. Those cars may soon become a thing of the past once new safety regulations take effect.

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