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Truck Accidents

Chicago Bicyclist Run Over By Truck On Northwest Side

On Tuesday, June 23, a city of Chicago truck driver reportedly ran over a bicyclist on the city’s Northwest Side at the intersection of Milwaukee and Belmont avenues in the Avondale neighborhood, trapping her under the vehicle. The truck driver and bicyclist reportedly were making right turns when the driver hit the cyclist and dragged her for several feet until witnesses yelled at the truck...
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What to Know About Truck Drivers and Substance Abuse

Commercial truck drivers play a crucial role in the American economy, transporting countless goods across state lines every day of the year. It is estimated that there are currently 1.7 million long-haul truck drivers in the U.S. However, long hours, boredom, and isolating circumstances are daily realities for truck drivers and make them highly susceptible to the dangers of substance abuse and addiction. American Addiction...
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4 Things You Should Look for When Hiring a Truck Accident Lawyer

Collisions with commercial trucks are often catastrophic and cause serious emotional, mental, and financial damage to the victims. And more often than not, those victims are the ones in the passenger vehicle, not the truck. Dealing with truck accident claims is an equally jarring process. Unfortunately, trucking companies and their insurers are usually out to save money, not promote your best interests. In the aftermath...
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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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