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Truck Accidents

Breaking Down the Definition of a Commercial Vehicle

When most of us read the words “commercial vehicle,” we think of eighteen-wheeler trucks that weigh tens of thousands of pounds and cause catastrophic damages in a collision. But these so-called big rigs are just one kind of commercial vehicle on the road, and they’re not the only type you may encounter in the event of an accident. Small vans and buses can be commercial...
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The Type of Commercial Vehicle Could Affect Your Truck Accident Claim

When most of us read the words “commercial vehicle,” we think of eighteen-wheeler trucks that weigh tens of thousands of pounds and cause catastrophic damages in a collision. But these so-called big rigs are just one kind of commercial vehicle on the road, and they’re not the only type you may encounter in the event of an accident. Small vans and buses can be commercial...
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What You Need to Document Right After a Truck Accident

Truck driving comes with a unique set of safety considerations, both for the one behind the wheel and for passengers in surrounding vehicles. The mere size of something like an eighteen-wheeler makes it much more complex to drive — or even pass on the highway — and therefore makes any kind of collision with it equally sizable. And while they’re not always fatal, truck accidents...
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Bob Clifford, Kevin Durkin and Tracy Brammeier Obtain Record $35 Million Settlement for Young Woman Injured When Dragged by Truck in Chicago

After a week at trial, Robert A. Clifford and Kevin P. Durkin, partners at Clifford Law Offices, along with associate Tracy A. Brammeier obtained a record $35 million settlement on behalf of a 24-year old woman who was severely injured after a truck ran over her at a Chicago street corner and dragged her for 60 feet. The settlement is considered a record in the...
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Clifford Law Offices Files Case on Behalf of Woman Whose Foot is Crushed by Truck in Hit-and-Run in Chicago

Clifford Law Offices filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 against a major trucking company whose currently unknown driver allegedly fled the scene after crushing the foot of a woman standing at a corner where the truck was making a right-hand turn on Chicago's Southwest side. Cook County Circuit Court Judge John H. Ehrlich also entered an order on...
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