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Posted By Legal Team | December 11 2023 | Truck Accidents

Truck Fatalities Crisis Calls for Bold Solutions

A sharp rise in deaths from heavy truck crashes, which are up almost 50 percent in the last 10 years, has federal officials more eager than ever for solutions. Many know what needs to be done and have a federal Administration willing to cooperate, but a lack of consensus prevents any real movement forward. The…

Posted By Legal Team | February 28 2023 | Truck Accidents

Deadly Semi-truck Accidents Are Increasing

Semi-truck accidents can have consequences for all involved. Because of their size and weight, semi-trucks face driving challenges that include acceleration, braking, and maneuverability. When they collide with small vehicles, passengers are much more likely to die or sustain severe injuries. Common injuries are neck, head, and spinal cord injuries; traumatic brain injuries and burns,…

Posted By Legal Team | May 13 2022 | Firm News, Truck Accidents

Train-truck crashes often catastrophic

The tragic train-truck crash in Clarendon Hills on Wednesday that killed a Metra BNSF passenger also injured four other passengers including the conductor and train engineer. The train struck a slow-moving semitrailer truck when it became stuck behind another vehicle. The truck driver leaped to safety without injuries. A federal investigation will ultimately identify the…

Posted By Legal Team | February 7 2022 | Firm News, Truck Accidents

Why Trucking Insurance Minimums Must Be Increased

Commercial truck drivers who’ve been in vehicle accidents where injuries occurred know those accidents can be costly. Lost wages, hospital stays, surgeries and physical therapy can easily exceed $1 million. Yet the current minimum liability insurance coverage for these crashes is only $750,000 – an amount that hasn’t changed in four decades. The Motor Carrier…

Posted By Legal Team | April 9 2021 | Firm News, Truck Accidents

Which Occupation Has the Most Fatalities?

Some jobs are more dangerous and have a higher risk of fatal injuries than others. You may think that being a firefighter, police officer or construction worker is the most dangerous, but in Illinois at least, work that requires driving a small or large truck to deliver goods is number one. According to the Bureau…

Posted By Legal Team | March 14 2021 | Firm News, Truck Accidents

Federal Rule To Require Speed Limiter Devices On Trucks Would Aim To Reduce Truck Accidents

If you spend much time on the highway, you know that nothing is quite as frightening as a semi-trailer barreling along at 80 mph. The federal government has long tried to require speed limiters on large trucks that would hold their speeds to a set level — probably 68 mph or lower. Yet no rule…

Posted By Legal Team | February 15 2021 | Firm News, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Truck Accidents

Wintry Weather Typically Drives Up Car, Truck Accidents

The  colossal crash on an icy Texas interstate near Fort Worth, which involved over 130 vehicles and left six people dead and dozens injured, was one of numerous tragic roadway accidents that occurred during a ferocious winter storm last week that pummeled parts of the U.S. rain, sleet and snow. One of the worst crashes…

Posted By Legal Team | December 18 2020 | Firm News, Truck Accidents

It’s Full Steam Ahead for Autonomous Trucks, But Are they Safe?

While self-driving cars aren’t ready to hit the roadways, fully autonomous trucks are right around the corner. Walmart announced this month it will use autonomous box trucks to make deliveries in Arkansas starting in 2021. The giant retailer has been working for 18 months with a company called Gatik on the pilot. Next year, the…

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