Recently, our Chicago truck accident lawyers read a report on the DestinLog.com detailing a devastating semi truck accident which left three individuals in serious condition. A semi truck was traveling eastbound along an interstate highway when it collided with a disabled roadside pick up truck. The disabled vehicle was in the process of being towed by the driver’s father when it was struck by the semi truck. The semi truck also collided into tow truck, resulting in the severe injury of the 20-year-old pick up driver and his two sisters. The driver’s father also sustained injury but was later released from the hospital. A further investigation into the accident is currently being conducted. The semi truck driver has been charged with careless driving.
Our blogs frequently discuss the adverse consequences that result from semi truck collisions. Efforts must be taken in order to reduce the high number of injuries and fatalities that result from the negligent operation of large commercial vehicles. Unsafe semi truck driving — through means of cell phone use, driver fatigue, or even overloaded semi truck trailers poses a severe threat to the safety of all roadway users. With over 416,000 large commercial vehicles involved in a collision each year – according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, careless drivers and their company must be held responsible for the 4,000+ fatalities and 5,000+ injuries that result.
Every year, our experienced Illinois truck accident lawyers provide legal representation to the victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents. We recently obtained a $6.5 million settlement on behalf of a Huntley, Illinois family who endured a devastating loss and substantial injuries as a result of a negligent semi truck driver. During the investigation, it was discovered that in addition to the semi truck’s excessive speed, the driver was also under the influence of marijuana and operating an overloaded trailer.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a collision with a semi truck, it is important to have knowledgeable legal professionals working on your case. Our attorneys will help evaluate your case and help determine the best course of civil legal action. Personal injuries or wrongful death claims often causes severe hardship and our Illinois truck accident attorneys will help you obtain maximum compensation for damages incurred, as well as, hold the wrongdoer accountable for their negligent conduct.