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Illinois commercial truck drivers are under tremendous pressure to meet deadlines, ship goods on time, and maintain a regular schedule. When circumstances such as heavy traffic or poor weather cause delays or unsafe conditions, many truck drivers make circumstances even more hazardous—and cause more accidents—by driving at unsafe or excessive speeds.
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 ...
Everyday drivers aren’t the only ones susceptible to distractions on the road. Commercial truck drivers, in the midst of long shifts and while facing tight deadlines, may commonly turn to distractions that can cause horrific accidents on Chicago highways. In fact, recent research indicates that commercial truck drivers are 23.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Numerous factors may lead to commercial truck accidents on Chicago highways. A high rate of speed, vehicle size disparities, inclement weather, and other factors may cause severe collisions or accidents. If you’ve been involved in an accident—and if the truck driver is at fault—you may be entitled to compensation.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires all commercial vehicles and big rigs to be equipped with underride protection, which prevents smaller vehicles from sliding under the truck’s trailer in the event an accident. These metal guards are designed to prevent underride accidents and minimize damage, but collisions may occur for any number of reasons.
A 28-year-old nursing assistant from Cook County was driving on Western Boulevard when another driver pulled out of a gas station, T-boning the side of her car. The woman was able to drive herself to Mercy Hospital where she received immediate care. After enduring the car accident, the woman turned to the experienced legal representation of Chicago personal injury attorney Jare ...
Cook County personal injury attorney Jared Staver knows all too well the severity of automobile accidents and is experienced in dealing with a difficult situation such as this. Recently, a 40-year-old man was a victim in a rear-end accident at an intersection on Dempster Street near Park Ridge in Cook County.
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