Commercial truck accidents can be deadly
A majority of Chicago’s motorists and drivers have grown accustomed to sharing lanes with commercial trucks often known as “semi-trucks” or “18-wheelers”. It can therefore become easy to forget or even underestimate the weight of these trucks. An accident with another car can be extremely dangerous, but a collision with a 2,000-3,000 pound commercial truck can prove lethal. The dangers of commercial trucks are not limited to crashes or collisions, however. Often times commercial trucks are loaded with cargo that can more than double their overall weight. A freight that comes loose and lands on the road can not only only be an antecedent of danger, but it can emit noxious chemicals, liquids and/or gases that can further threaten your safety and that of other drivers. If you have been hurt in a commercial truck accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group: (312) 641-9200.