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February 21, 2020

Mechanical Truck Failure

By Dave Abels

In one recent year, 11,011 crashes involved tractor-trailers on Illinois roadways. While no definitive breakdown explores the causes of these crashes, they account for more than 3 percent of all accidents in the state. While a small number, these accidents still resulted in more than 2,000 injuries and more than 100 fatalities. Mechanical Failures in […]

Posted in: Truck Accidents

According to the American Trucking Association, the United States has about 3.5 million professional truck drivers. Any of these drivers have the potential to cause an accident. You or a loved one could be the unfortunate victim of such an accident, suffering serious injuries as a result. Because commercial trucks are much larger and heavier […]

Posted in: Truck Accidents

Damages Could Top $4 Billion For years, the statutes of limitations on sexual abuse and on rape has prevented many people from seeking compensation after suffering sexual abuse at the hands of a Catholic Church official. But not anymore. Fifteen states—including New York, California, and New Jersey—have passed resolutions allowing victims to file sexual abuse […]

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Recovering After a Chicago Drunk Driving Car Accident

Few accidents are harder to understand than a Chicago drunk driving accident. For decades, state and federal governments, as well as several major non-profit organizations, have devoted millions of dollars to prevent drivers from getting behind the wheel after they have had too much to drink. However, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), […]

Posted in: Car Accidents

If you get a little flutter in your chest every time you get in a car, you’re not alone. Driving can be scary. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 311,679 accidents in 2017. That’s 854 accidents per hour! Of these accidents, over 10 percent were broadside collisions. Broadside collisions, more commonly referred […]

Posted in: Car Accidents

We drive by tractor-trailers every day. They are on our highways, our side streets, and in retail store parking lots. Indeed, we’re surrounded by them so often that we almost take them for granted. Recent numbers suggest that tractor-trailers transport approximately 68 percent of all goods in the United States. But while we depend on […]

Posted in: Truck Accidents

Semi truck accidents: We know they occur, but we never consider what happens when we are in a car that collides with a truck. During one recent year, there were 13,017 accidents involving tractor-trailers (also known as semi trucks) on Illinois roadways. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 807 of these accidents occurred in […]

Posted in: Truck Accidents

More than nine million registered drivers, in 11,704,038 registered vehicles, traveled hundreds of millions of miles during 2018, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation crash facts report. During this time, there were 319,146 accidents reported, with more than 90,000 of them being rear-end collision accidents. These accidents accounted for 78 deaths, 1,508 incapacitating injuries, […]

Posted in: Car Accidents

It doesn’t take much effort to recognize that pedestrians face unparalleled danger near roadways. While vehicle occupants have the benefit of a more controlled environment during an accident, pedestrians have no protection at all in events like these. We all know that flying debris can prove dangerous or deadly during a motor vehicle crash, but […]

Posted in: Car Accidents

January 7, 2020

Head-On Truck Accidents

By Dave Abels

When a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle are involved in a head-on collision, the outcome is generally tragic for the passenger car. This is mostly due to the sheer size and weight of large trucks like semis. If you or a loved one has been injured in a head-on accident with a commercial truck, it […]

Posted in: Truck Accidents

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