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    Clifford Law Offices Named to 2024 Best Car, Motorcycle, and Truck Accident Lawyers Lists on Expertise.com

    Clifford Law Offices Named to 2024 Best Car, Motorcycle, and Truck Accident Lawyers Lists on Expertise.com

    Clifford Law Offices has been recognized in 2024 for its inclusion on multiple Expertise.com professional service lists including being selected among the top motor vehicle accident law firms in Chicago. Expertise.com carefully selects the top lawyers and law firms across geographical regions based on the following numerous variables across five categories: Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability, and Professionalism. After reviewing the quality and history of thousands of firms in the area, Expertise.com has selected Clifford Law…

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    Tragic Truck Crash in Downstate Illinois
    Posted on October 1, 2023 To

    Tragic Truck Crash in Downstate Illinois

    Five people, including three from central Illinois, are reported to have been killed in a truck crash on U.S. Highway 40 in Effingham County, Illinois. The tragedy occurred on September 29, 2023, when several vehicles were involved in a crash near Teutopolis, about 75 miles from the state’s capital, Springfield. At least five other people were injured and airlifted to area hospitals for treatment. Responders in hazmat suits tried to rescue those involved and clean…

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    Clifford Law Offices Receives $19.3 Million Settlement on Behalf of Two People Killed When Rear-Ended by Semi
    Posted on August 7, 2023 To

    Clifford Law Offices Receives $19.3 Million Settlement on Behalf of Two People Killed When Rear-Ended by Semi

    Robert A. Clifford and James C. Pullos, partners at Clifford Law Offices, obtained a $19.3 million settlement on behalf of a driver and passenger who were killed when they were pushed off the road into oncoming traffic by a semi-truck on Interstate 80 in Grundy County, Illinois. Sofiane Bessai, 33, of Elgin, was driving a car westbound on Interstate 80 with Brayan Jimenez Velasquez, 26, of Lake County, Indiana, when they were rear-ended by a…

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    Kevin P. Durkin Speaks on WGN Radio on Tragedy In Downstate Illinois on Interstate 55
    Posted on May 3, 2023 To

    Kevin P. Durkin Speaks on WGN Radio on Tragedy In Downstate Illinois on Interstate 55

    Kevin P. Durkin, partner at Clifford Law Offices and head of its trucking practice area, spoke on May 3rd, 2023, on WGN Radio (720 AM) regarding the 72-car pile-up on Interstate 55 that left seven people dead and dozens injured. Durkin spoke about what to do when a large-scale incident occurs and what federal law requires when commercial trucks are involved. Listen to the entire segment by clicking here.  

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    Investigations Continue in Deadly Illinois Dust Storm Pileup
    Posted on May 2, 2023 To

    Investigations Continue in Deadly Illinois Dust Storm Pileup

    Investigators Need to Find Out if 72-Car Pileup in Downstate Illinois Could Have Been Avoided if Motor Vehicle Laws Were Followed As the investigation continues on a two-mile stretch of highway in downstate Illinois, it makes one pause to think if the 72-car pileup should have even happened at all. The Federal Motor Vehicle Carrier Administration and the Department of Transportation expect trucking companies and motor carriers to practice defensive driving – an industry term…

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    Breaking Down the Definition of a Commercial Vehicle
    Posted on May 1, 2023 To

    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 vehicles, as could a tiny sedan in certain circumstances. Because…

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    Clifford Law Offices Named to 2023 Best Car, Motorcycle, and Truck Accident Lawyers Lists on Expertise.com

    Clifford Law Offices Named to 2023 Best Car, Motorcycle, and Truck Accident Lawyers Lists on Expertise.com

    Clifford Law Offices has been awarded a place on several of Expertise.com’s 2023 lists identifying the top motor vehicle accident lawyers in Chicago. Expertise.com carefully selects the top lawyers in the city based on the following five criteria: Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability, and Professionalism. After reviewing 724 Car Accident Lawyers, Expertise listed Clifford Law Offices as one of the top 30 firms. Additionally, the firm was listed in the top 16 Motorcycle Accident Lawyers out…

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    Truck Injures St. Ignatius Hockey Team; Clifford Law Speaks Out About Truck Driver Safety Concerns
    Posted on November 14, 2022 To

    Truck Injures St. Ignatius Hockey Team; Clifford Law Speaks Out About Truck Driver Safety Concerns

    Truck Crash Injures St. Ignatius Hockey Team; Driver’s Record and Knowledge of Company Executives May Become Critical Issue At least 16 members of the St. Ignatius Prep High School junior varsity hockey team were injured Saturday, November 12, 2022, when a semi-truck driver slammed into their school bus after the team played in Culver, Indiana, near South Bend. The media reports that the truck driver from New York is being held in police custody pending chemical…

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    Truck Accident Settlement and Verdict Highlights
    Posted on March 2, 2022 To

    Truck Accident Settlement and Verdict Highlights

    Over the past decades, Clifford Law Offices has developed a highly skilled team of truck accident attorneys who have handled cases resulting in large and record-setting verdicts and settlements. Our firm understands how trucking companies and their insurers operate and use detailed investigation, tact, and a thorough understanding of trucking laws to consistently obtain top results for their clients, making Clifford Law Offices an industry leader within this practice area. Statistically, accidents involving a truck…

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