7 Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Nobody expects that they will sustain an injury when they go about their daily activities. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of individuals, businesses, or entities in Illinois cause significant injuries to others. There are countless ways in which personal injury cases arise in this state. However, we have found that…

Truck Driver Fatigue and how it can Affect Your Case

Operating a vehicle while fatigued is never a good idea. This is true for any driver on the roadway. However, operating while drowsy is a significant problem for drivers of large commercial trucks. When truck drivers are tired behind the wheel, the potential for devastation should an accident occur is tremendous. Here, we want to…

Spoliation Letters For A Truck Accident

Accidents involving large commercial trucks are often devastating for those involved, and it is crucial that a thorough investigation be conducted after these incidents. There is usually a significant amount of evidence that needs to be obtained when working to determine liability for a commercial truck crash. However, it is not uncommon for evidence in…

How Fault Is Determined In A Semi-Truck Accident

In the aftermath of a crash involving a semi-truck, it is absolutely crucial that liability be determined so any victim can secure the compensation they are entitled to. Accidents involving large commercial trucks can become very complicated personal injury cases, particularly when dealing with the various parties involved. This can include the truck driver, the…

Steps to Take for a Successful Truck Accident Claim

Accidents involving large commercial trucks are often devastating for victims. These trucks are much larger and weigh much more than traditional passenger vehicles, and it is not uncommon for those involved to sustain catastrophic injuries or death in the event of a negligent truck driver causes a crash. According to data available from the Illinois…

Common But Deadly Types of Truck Accidents

If you’ve ever driven beside a semi-truck, you already know the severe discrepancy in weight and size between trucks and passenger vehicles. Commercial trucks are large, imposing vehicles that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Their size often leads to devastating crashes and severe injuries for those involved.  Often, post-collision investigations reveal that commercial truck…

Types of Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving large commercial trucks are often devastating. Due to the large size and weight of these vehicles, they are strictly regulated. However, we know that accidents are common. According to the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were 4,761 fatalities and approximately 148,000 injuries as a result of heavy truck crashes during…

Illinois Trucking Laws

The trucking industry is vital to the economy here in Illinois and throughout the US. All commercial trucks operate under either state or federal laws (and sometimes both). Because of the safety risks that larger trucks pose on the roadways, both the drivers and the trucks themselves face much more stringent requirements to be roadworthy….

Illinois Trailer Laws

Whether you are an individual needing to haul some heavy materials or a business that operates trucks, it is important to understand all laws pertaining to trailer use in Illinois. Some of the worst accidents that occur on our roadways happen due to drivers not complying with trailer laws. In Illinois, a trailer is defined…

Common Truck Accident Injuries in Illinois

Due to their size and weight, trucks are involved in some of the most traumatic crashes in the United States. These collisions killed more than 4,000 people in 2013, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Most of these victims were occupants in passenger vehicles. If you were injured by a negligent truck driver…