One of the most negative consequences of truck accidents is when they lead to simultaneous and sequential truck and motor vehicle accidents. As you know, highways and interstates are often crowded with many vehicles all traveling at high speeds. When accidents occur on highways, especially those involving large trucks of great size and weight, it is easy for successive collisions to occur. For that reason, it is especially important that all drivers be alert and safe. Avoiding negligent driving practices will not only prevent accidents from happening, but prevent multiple accidents on our Illinois highways as well. One accident is bad enough, but additional negligence that causes more collisions puts even more lives at risks than initially.
According to recent articles by the Chicago Sun-Times and ABC, a truck driver struck another semi-truck driver who was standing outside of his vehicle taking pictures after a minor crash near the Chicago Kennedy Expressway in the Noble Square neighborhood. The collisions occurred in the 1300 block of West Division Street. The driver who was hit died at the scene.
Victims of pedestrian accidents are at greater risk for suffering serious injuries and even death due to the difference in size between a person and a vehicle weighing several tons traveling at high speeds. When pedestrian accidents are not fatal, they are often severe and life altering. Victims often suffer serious personal to vital areas of the body such as the head, neck and spine, which can lead to paralysis. Victims also often suffer broken and dislocated limbs, which can lead to lost use of a limb, or may even lose the limb entirely due to the severity of the injury.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to negligence of another person, it is important that you seek legal assistance in order to obtain justice and compensation for your emotional and physical suffering and financial hardship from medical bills, lost wages, or funeral costs. Our accident lawyers have successfully represented injured plaintiffs in truck accident lawsuits for over 20 years. For instance we recovered a $10 million settlement for a minor child who was hit by a Chicago fire truck while playing outside. Our firm may be able to help you with your case as well, and we would be happy to discuss your legal options with you in a free consultation.