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Paralyzed Woman Sues in Connection with Illinois Truck Accident

A woman paralyzed in a tractor trailer accident in Illinois in 2008 has filed a suit against 12 parties, including people and companies in connection with the truck accident. The complaint alleges that the drive of the tractor-trailer failed to break in time and hit a car causing that car to hit another car and then a trailer. The vehicles were stopped on the side of the interstate and the defendant ended up colliding with the trailer, because she could not see the trailer in time to avoid the truck accident. The defendant contends that the rear impact guard that the trailer was required to be equipped with was not functioning properly and that is why the defendant’s car slid underneath the trailer when her car crashed into the trailer. She further contends that she would be unlikely to have been paralyzed in the truck accident if the rear impact guard had not been all corroded and had been functioning properly. The defendant’s seat belt was fastened and the airbags deployed, and the defendant says that these safety precautions should have been enough had the guard worked. The defendant is seeking a judgment of over $500,000 from all of the parties involved in the truck accident suit. For more information on this Illinois Truck accident case, click here.