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Truck Rolls-Over in Ridgeland on I-294

A box truck rolled over on Interstate 294 after it was involved in an accident with a car. Emergency crews were called to I-294 about 3:14 a.m. Wednesday after receiving reports of an accident in the southbound lanes near Ridgeland Avenue, Illinois State Police said. They found the truck rolled over and the driver with minor injuries, state police said. The right southbound lane of I-294 is currently blocked near Ridgeland Avenue as a tow truck works to clear the site of the accident, state police said. Orignially posted on Chicago Sun Times...

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Chicago Truck Accident Attorney

Large trucks take part in a high % of automobile accidents & deaths. According to the IIHS, in 2010 over half a million large trucks as well as commercial vehicles were involved in accidents. Those accidents led to over 10,000 severe injuries and over 5,000 deaths. Unfortunately, the trend lines indicate a growing problem. The same data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety from 2009 data indicated only 3,200 deaths, representing a startling forty five percent increase in just one year. The issue is likely to continue to rise as industry insiders confirm that over twenty percent more trucks...

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Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents are happening far too often today. Driver error is the most common cause of trucking accidents. The United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that 87% of the most critical reasons for accidents with trucks were due to the driver. Truck Related Accidents Trucking accidenst are normally more dangerous than a typical automobile accident due to the vehicle weight and it’s cargo. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s 2011 Crash Data report, there were over 10,000 truck-tractors with semi-trailer accidents alone. There are many different consumer friendly laws apply that apply to truck accidents. The trucking company...

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Injured while Driving a Truck?

The massive, obtrusive character of any truck as well as the high speeds in which they travel frequently leads to serious dangers for other people while traveling.  Even at low speeds, sufferers of tractor-trailer crash accidents and truck wrecks can suffer really serious, even fatal injuries when linked to a trucking accident.  The Horwitz Law Group, our Chicago truck accident lawyers, offer aggressive, personalized service to make sure that our clients recover the compensation they deserve after any sort of accident. Why Do Trucking Accidents Occur? Truck accidents can occur for a variety of reasons - or no particular reason whatsoever. When...

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Full and Fair Compensation for Injured Victims

TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY CHICAGO - THE HORWITZ LAW GROUP Large commercial vehicles place everyone on public roadways at risk. Because these trucks and tractor-trailers are slow to stop, difficult to maneuver, and as heavy as 80,000 pounds, they frequently cause serious injuries and fatalities during traffic accidents. In situations where truck accidents could have been prevented, injured victims and families may have the right to recover their damages by filing a personal injury claim. INJURED IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT?  CLICK HERE FOR A FREE CASE EVALUATION At The Horwitz Law group., our Chicago truck accident attorneys are prepared to fight for victims and families...

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T-Bone Accident Injury Attorney

T-bone accidents may look like a steak, but they certainly don’t taste as good! T-Bone Accidents are a type of side impact crash that is often the result of aggressive driving.  The accident could be the result of a driver changing lanes abruptly, trying to beat a red light, or pulling into an intersection too soon.  T-bone collisions are one of the most serious type of accident and cause a lot of fatalities. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety found that about 51 percent of deaths occur between cars.  The estimated percent of deaths when factoring in SUV’s and...

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Overload Trucking Accidents

Being involved in a collision with a truck can be devastating. When that truck is overloaded, it is more likely to be involved in an accident. Overloading a truck is when a truck carries over the maximum capacity determined by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Overloading a truck by stacking cargo too high is a risk because items can fall off and can hit other vehicles or cause road hazards. Having too much weight carried in the truck puts strain on the vehicle which can lead to brake failure and also reduces the ability to handle as well in...

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Chicago Personal Injury Lawsuit : A Case Study

TYPE OF LAWSUIT:  This case involved a semi trailer truck striking a pedestrian in a parking lot.   A lawsuit was filed against the trucking company for personal injury, past present and future loss of normal life, past present and future pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of wages as well as past, present, and future medical.  The plaintiff came to The Horwitz Law Group to file a lawsuit against the trucking company whose driver ran her over in a parking lot as she was standing in front of her semi trailer truck waiting for her co-driver to exit the cab of the semi. ...

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Truck Driver Fatigue & Auto Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that more than 55,000 accidents as a result of fatigued drivers every year.  Surveys that were conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found that about 60 percent of drivers admit to driving drowsy.  Truck drivers are particularly at risk due to long hours and few breaks.  Truck drivers are often on the road for more than eight hours which can double the risk of an accident.  Driver fatigue contributes to about 71,000 injuries and kills, on average, 1,550 people every year.  About 97 percent of the deaths were those of the non-truck automobile. ...

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Chicago Trucking Accident Attorney

A commercial truck can weigh about 25 times as much as a typical car.  Due to this increase of weight, most accidents result in serious and even fatal injuries. Truck accidents are usually not the fault of the driver but the result of road hazards or the negligence of other drivers. If the truck is carrying hazardous or flammable materials, secondary injuries can occur.  The liability may not be limited to the truck driver.  In some cases, contractors, employers, and trucking companies may be required to compensate for injuries.  The manufacturer or shipper of any hazardous materials carried may also be...

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