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What Happens When Unqualified Truck Drivers Crash?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets rules and regulations that govern trucking operations in the United States. Unlike federal FMCSA trucking rules and regulations, however, several agencies and departments enforce Illinois’s state trucking regulations. These agencies are: The Illinois Department of Transportation Department of Revenue Illinois Commerce Commission…


The Effect of a Low-Speed Crash on the Body Due to Transfer of Force

Rear-end automobile collisions that happen at low speeds could produce forces strong enough in magnitude to cause many injuries. These include soft tissue injuries, particularly in the neck, also called whiplash, and a highly common injury from rear-end collisions. Other people commonly suffer knee injuries, hip injuries, and other joint…


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Semi-Trucks: The Biggest Vehicles Cause the Worst Injuries

Driving a semi-truck or tractor-trailer requires special training and expertise. When truck drivers fail to operate their vehicles safely, the results can be catastrophic for the drivers and passengers in the vehicles around them. Driving and maneuvering these large vehicles can be difficult and requires significant skill and attention that…


Rear-End Collisions by Lawler Brown Law Firm

Rear-End Collisions: Not Just Fender-Benders but Neck-Snappers

Rear-end collisions are a common occurrence as far as traffic crashes on the road are concerned. Rear-end collisions are very dangerous and can cause serious injuries to the victims involved. Most rear-end collisions result from fault on behalf of the approaching driver, although a driver that stops short without giving…


Speeding Factor Fatal Accidents

Speeding Is a Factor in a Large Percentage of Fatal Accidents

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding remains the number one factor in more than 25 percent of fatal accidents each year, making speeding the number one cause of all fatal accidents across the country. Each fatal auto accident causes untold suffering and grief. If the car…