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  • 3 Locations Where Trucks Make the Most Dangerous Turns

    Commercial trucks can weigh many tons more than other cars on the road and may be limited in their mobility by size and speed. And, with constant pressure to meet tight deadlines and long drives, exhausted or stressed drivers may be particularly susceptible to making life-altering mistakes. One such mistake is a wide-turn accident, which happens when a collision is caused by a ...

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  • 4 Common Causes of a Chicago Rear-End Collision

    It’s bad enough when two passenger vehicles become entangled in rear-end collisions; these accidents can often lead to painful injuries, extensive auto damage, and snarled traffic—especially on congested Chicago roadways. But rear-end accidents in which a commercial truck slams into a smaller vehicle can be downright catastrophic. And these accidents are more common than we’d like to admit.

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  • Three Chicago Men Receive $64,000 Settlement In Rear-End Accident

    Three young males recently called upon the legal services of Staver Law Group after being involved in a Chicago rear-end accident. The men were traveling northbound on 1-94 in Cook County when they were unexpectedly rear-ended by another vehicle. Immediately after the accident, they presented themselves to Ingalls Memorial Hospital where they received treatment for their minor injuries.

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  • Hazardous Materials in Trucking Accidents

    Commercial trucks transport a variety of good and materials throughout Illinois, including food, furniture, and natural materials. But many of these trucks carry hazardous, corrosive, flammable, or otherwise toxic materials that put Chicago drivers at risk. Federal laws are in place to ensure that commercial truck drivers carrying hazardous materials on Illinois highways take ...

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  • 3 Tips for Avoiding Bike Accidents

    Motor vehicle accidents involving bicyclists result in thousands of injuries and hundreds of fatalities every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that in 2013 alone, cyclist fatalities made up 3 percent of all traffic deaths in Illinois. However, many bike accidents are preventable, and you can greatly reduce the risk of a fatal crash by follow ...

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  • Commercial Trucks and T-Bone Crashes

    Broadside accidents, more commonly known as T-bone crashes, are among the deadliest and most tragic on roads and highways throughout Chicago and Illinois. Unlike head-on collisions, drivers are not typically protected by bumpers, airbags, or other safety measures; rather, drivers are exposed, and the effects can be felt for years.

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  • When Truck Drivers Turn to Stimulants

    Truck driving is a difficult profession. Drivers face tight deadlines, struggle with long hours, and must keep a difficult schedule to ensure goods are delivered safely and on time. And while numerous federal regulations are in place to safeguard against risky behavior, accidents nevertheless happen when truck drivers try to compensate for those factors by taking stimulants or driving fatigued.

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  • $25,000 Settlement For Man Involved In Three Car Rear-End Accident

    While driving eastbound on I-290 one day, a 48-year-old man was involved in a rear-end accident involving three cars. The man was the last car in a row of three to be rear-ended in a domino effect collision. The Chicago man drove himself to Central Dupage Hospital where he underwent rapid treatment and diagnosis for a concussion, pinched nerves, disc bulges and cervical andl lumbar strains.

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  • The Importance of Black Boxes in Truck Accidents

    In the event of a truck accident lawsuit, it can be difficult to determine who’s responsible and what happened in the moments leading up to the collision. Luckily, an event data recorder (EDR) can help piece together an accident and provide clues whenever property damage or an injury occurs. When it comes to determining fault for an accident, there are few factors more importa ...

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 29 readers -
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