Fatal Cyclists Accidents & City Truck Side Guards & Mirrors

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a series of devastating accidents in Chicago and nearby cities where cyclists were killed after colliding with right-turning trucks. The City of Chicago responded to this by passing a new ordinance requiring city-contracted trucks to install side guards and additional mirrors. The ordinance is to be implemented in […]

Truck Under-ride Accidents Have Devastating Consequences

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When large trucks traveling at high speeds become involved in an accident with a smaller vehicle, the results are often devastating. Truck accidents that involve a smaller vehicle colliding with a truck from the rear-end result in a truck underride accident. In a truck underride accident, the smaller vehicle that hits from the rear goes […]

Truck Blind Spot Accidents

Because of large blind spots, a truck driver cannot always spot all vehicles easily. In motor vehicles, a blind spot is defined as an area which the driver cannot see directly while operating the vehicle. A truck driver is required to check any blind spots with the help of properly adjusted mirrors. Not checking all blind spots can make a truck or […]

Long-Haul Truck Drivers Face Increased Motor Vehicle Accident Risks

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Truck drivers are often required to drive more hours, putting the lives of other motorists on the road in danger. A network of truck drivers deliver products all over the country. Due to the demanding nature of the job, trucking companies are facing a shortage of employees. This has led companies to demand more from their existing truck drivers. Truckers are required […]

Herniated Disc Injuries Caused by Truck Accidents

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A herniated disc injury may take an extended period of time to heal, requiring extensive treatment and even surgery. A common injury caused by truck accidents is a herniated disc. Our spine is made of 26 vertebrae cushioned by soft discs. A herniated disc, also known as a slipped disc, is a condition in which the disc slips out […]

Lawyers Who Handle UPS Truck Accident Cases

The other day, I was sitting in my living room and I heard the doorbell ring. I got up, walked to the door and by the time I opened the door, no one was there. Instead a UPS (United Parcel Service) truck driver was driving his big brown truck away and a package was on […]

Trucking Safety

Each year, more than 4,000 people are killed in accidents involving trucks according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). That doesn’t include people who receive serious injuries in accidents involving trucks. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found that truck driver fatigue is a factor in 30 to 40 percent of the […]