UPI.com reported last week on a large truck roll-over that struck near I-90/I-94 on Tuesday. An animal-hauling truck hauling nearly 80 pigs tipped over after the driver lost control while behind the wheel. The semi ultimately fell over 25 feet on the Indiana Toll Road exit ramp below.
The crash killed 23 pigs that were traveling in the trailer and caused structural damage to the highway itself. The ramp that was damaged in the accident will be closed indefinitely. The scene following the crash was a bit chaotic as many of the surviving pigs were wandering around the roadways near other traffic. All things considered, it is fortunate that there was not more damage and injury following the trash. Too often the wreckage and resulting traffic problems following these truck crashes lead to secondary accidents just as deadly as the first.
Our Chicago truck accident attorneys work every day to help victims of all types following these trucking accidents. For over more than two decades our team of lawyers has developed true expertise in the ins and outs of the legal world as it pertains to semi accidents.
There is often much more to an accident that the specifics of where the crash happened and how it happened. In some cases there may have been physical problems with the vehicles that were not apparent on first sight or the company which operates the machine may have failed to comply with other safety measures as it relates to their drivers and their trucks. The prevalence of these and other legal issues are exactly why it is important to work with a truck crash lawyer if you have been in one of these accidents.