It could be argued that a great portion of responsibility in building a successful truck accident claim is on the attorney's shoulders. This is certainly true because a good attorney knows how to collect the right evidence to support your claim and knows how to present this evidence to the court. However, we believe that a team approach is often the best way to build a winning claim.
Yet another injurious truck accident has occurred in Illinois. This time the accident was located in Minooka, a suburb of Chicago, and involved two semi-trucks and a private vehicle. Here is what is known about the truck accident at this time.
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.
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.
In a twist of irony for the city that only last month was dubbed as America's "Best Bike City," a 23-year-old woman cyclist died on a Chicago street after colliding with a flatbed truck as she commuted to work.
As we wind down on Summer 2016, it's a good idea to mentally prepare for some of the winter driving hazards Chicago motorists must face.
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.
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.
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.
Our readers know only too well the number of commercial trucks on the roads in and around Chicago. Their sheer size and the potential toxicity of the loads that many of them are carrying increase the potential severity of an accident with them.