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What to Do After a Truck Rollover Injures You

Rollovers involving tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, and other trucks not only block the roadway and cause traffic jams but also result in catastrophic injuries and deaths. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), 47 percent of deaths in large truck accidents in 2019 occurred in crashes where a vehicle rolled…


Falling Cargo Accidents

The cargo that large trucks carry can weigh thousands of pounds. Trucking and loading companies must follow strict guidelines for cargo securement to prevent shifting, spilling, leaking, and falling cargo. Unfortunately, not all companies properly secure and load cargo, which can result in falling cargo accidents. When cargo falls from…


Reasons to Hire an Attorney even if you Believe you can Handle Insurance Negotiations on your Own

Following a car accident that was the fault of a negligent1 driver, many people choose to simply handle negotiations with the responsible party’s insurance company on their own. Injured victims may choose to do so because they do not believe they need an attorney, believe an attorney will be expensive,…


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…