Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Chicago, Cicero, Oak Park, Berwyn and Nearby Areas in Illinois
There are many reasons why truck accidents occur. One source is driver error. When a driver of any vehicle makes a mistake or is careless, an accident can result. When it is the driver of a tractor-trailer who acts this way, the resulting damage can be catastrophic.
Dangerous Truck Driver Errors
Some of the most typical examples include:
Commercial truck drivers are constantly traveling across state lines, so what happens if you’re in a truck accident outside the State of Illinois? You will most likely need to file your claim in the state where the accident occurred, but there are exceptions. Our accident lawyer, Ronald Sklare, explains your rights after an out-of-state truck accident in the video above.
The maximum weight of a semi-truck is 80,000 pounds, so it's not surprising that these behemoths are more likely to cause death and catastrophic injury in the event of a crash. What is surprising is the rate at which these fatal accidents occur.
Sleep-related truck accidents are a well-known problem in Illinois and throughout the United States. Some studies suggest undiagnosed sleep apnea could be one of the causes behind the increasing number of fatal truck accidents.