The recent severe winter weather cold and snow has posed dangers for everyone on the road. With heavy snow, ice, and freezing conditions, all vehicles are susceptible to motor vehicle accidents. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, as of January 9th in Illinois, there have been seven fatal crashes, and a total of seven deaths since the new year began.
These winter weather dangers even pose serious risks to people operating large vehicles, including semi-trucks. Even these large vehicles are susceptible to the slick and icy conditions that the Midwest winter weather has brought to our roads. Recently, according to MLive, one semi-truck driver was involved in an especially dangerous crash with a plow truck while on his highway route. Emergency authorities had to rush to the scene of the accident on Interstate 96 to help a semi-truck driver escape his vehicle. After becoming pinned in the cab and suffered multiple injuries
According to AOL Autos, if you witness a car accident and notice that an individual may be injured or trapped, call local authorities to report this, you could save a life by doing so. Passing along that a person may be trapped could increase their chance of survival, and authorities will arrive ready to rescue this individual and provide them with care. Alerting authorities as quickly as possible allows emergency responders to quickly report to the scene of the crash to give the victim medical care.
Our firm understands that trauma and injuries resulting from trucking or motor vehicle accidents can be both serious and potentially life-altering. We also realize that victims are often faced with the stress of trying to pay medical bills yet have lost the ability to work or earn income to pay for their medical treatment. If you have been injured due to another driver’s negligence, you should not have to suffer financially due to another’s fault. Our attorneys are experienced in representing victims who have been injured in collisions caused by negligent or reckless drivers and understand that these injuries can be serious and take a long time to heal. You can contact our lawyers for a free consultation, and we can help you determine if you may be able to hold wrongdoers liable. Our lawyers sympathize and zealously advocate for those who are victims of motor vehicle accidents. However, Illinois law places a time limit on how long you can file a lawsuit after being injured, so make sure to call us soon after your accident.