Assigning all trucks to one generic category is somewhat misleading as the type of truck and its intended use commonly plays a role in how or why and incident may have occurred. Understanding the specific design elements, mechanical systems and federal and state regulations for each type of vehicle is an important element in the successful prosecution of personal injury cases involving trucks.
As attorneys who have experience prosecuting trucking companies, maintenance contractors and vehicle manufacturers, we commonly draw upon the specific regulations applicable to each type of vehicle in our truck and commercial vehicle accident practice. This intricate understanding of the specific issues involved in each type of truck injury case frequently means the difference between a case that gets resolved expeditiously—and for fair value vs. a case that drags through the litigation process.
Regardless if you or a family member was injured due to the fault of a traditional semi-truck driver or the negligence of an operator of a truly specialized vehicle, our Chicago Truck Injury Lawyers stand ready to move forward with your case.
Any vehicle that is designed to transport ten passengers or more, not including the driver qualifies as a bus under law and is to be treated as such. Most buses are large and long enough to have the same kinds… more »
Teetering between passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles, passenger vans are commonly used to transport people in both a commercial and private enterprises. Because these vehicles can be used to transport a large number of occupants, drivers are frequently rotated over… more »
Whether it’s for a road construction project or simply to transport construction vehicles or equipment from one site to another, drivers on roadways have little choice, but to share the roads with heavy, oversize construction vehicles—that may never have been… more »
The proliferation of recreational vehicles (RV’s), such as campers and motor homes, has become incredibly popular as more and more people seek to enjoy the ‘freedom of the road’ and cost-saving alternatives to extended hotel stays. While RV’s have become… more »
We’ve all seen trucks barreling down the highway with a series of rectangular boxes dangling in tow. Sometimes different shapes sizes and colors, to the uninitiated, these vehicles are known as trailers and they are the devices used to haul… more »
Millions of packages are delivered to homes and offices everyday by delivery trucks operated by private shipping companies such as: United Parcel Service (UPS), FedEx and DHL. Collectively, these companies derive profit by: delivering as many packages as possible as … more »
Cement trucks are not like ordinary trucks and have a much higher risk of being involved in severe accidents that can cause severe injuries or death. Because of the weight displacement in the back of the vehicle, cement trucks are… more »
The number of farm related deaths that result from roadway collisions with agricultural vehicles has risen by 24% since 2008, signaling the need for increased awareness of farm equipment on the road and how to prevent accidents. Accidents involving farmers… more »
According to Sec. 15-102 of 625 ILCS 5/15-102, the maximum width of any normal load being transported in Illinois may not exceed eight and a half feet and any load wider than this is classified as an oversize load. Oversize… more »
Garbage trucks have high risks involved both for those who work on or around them as well as for those who happen to be walking or driving by when they are in operation. These large trucks are unique in that… more »
Full-sized pickup trucks are used for a variety of occupations as tools of the trade, as well as for personal use. Many construction companies, landscapers and other industries that need to carry large tools and supplies with them to a… more »
One of the many different types of commercial large trucks on the roads is the tanker truck. These large trucks have all the same issues as any large trucks with heavy weights, long stopping distances and drivers that have often… more »
If you have been injured in any type of truck accident with these sorts of vehicles, the Chicago Injury Center has focused and dedicated legal professionals and attorneys that are there to help you fight for your rights. Contact our Truck Accident and Injury Attorneys 312-818-4450 for a free case evaluation, or if you have any questions regarding an accident or injury sustained due to any type of truck.