Posts Categorized: Truck Accident Lawyer

How Common Are Big Truck Accidents In Illinois?

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Sharing the road with huge tractor-trailers is part of driving American highways, but accidents with big rigs can be disastrous. If a truck hits you, your body and vehicle damage can be severe. If you were injured in a truck accident recently, our Rockford trucking accident lawyers at Fisk & Monteleone Ltd. will hold the… Read more »

Tips To Help Prevent Big Rig Truck Accidents

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Are there ways to avoid accidents with big rigs? Definitely! With the tips outlined below, you can avoid many tractor-trailer accidents. But if you were in a truck accident, do not handle the insurance company alone or you could lose money in your settlement. Contact our Rockford truck accident lawyers at Fisk & Monteleone Ltd…. Read more »

Tips to Avoid Collisions With Big Trucks 

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Most of our posts focus on obtaining fair compensation for serious car crash injuries. But in this one, we would like to shift gears a bit (no pun intended). After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Being mindful of a few tips significantly reduces the risk that you will be… Read more »

How Can the Graves Amendment Affect My Illinois Truck Accident Lawsuit?

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If you have been involved in a truck accident, you may have some serious legal issues to consider. If you are involved in a suit in Illinois, you may wonder how the Graves Amendment may affect your lawsuit. To understand whether this amendment may affect your legal standing, you must first have an understanding of… Read more »

Why Do Trucking Accidents Cause Such Catastrophic Injuries?

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Vehicle weight is perhaps the largest factor in truck crash injuries. The average fully-loaded large truck weighs over 80,000 pounds. Furthermore, regulators often grant waivers that allow even larger vehicles on Illinois highways. That’s especially true in the post-coronavirus era since goods shipment has a higher priority. Other factors include the policies of transportation and… Read more »

Why Injuries From Truck Accidents Are So Catastrophic

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In a nutshell, force is the reason injuries from large truck accidents are so severe. When fully loaded, these vehicles weigh more than 80,000 pounds. No vehicle safety system can possibly absorb that much force, especially if the truck is traveling at or near freeway speeds. Insurance companies have essentially no compassion for accident victims…. Read more »

Reasons Why Big Truck Accidents Cause So Much Damage

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Auto accidents are an everyday occurrence in Rockford. Most accidents involve one or two passenger vehicles and only result in minor injuries. Unfortunately, there is a more select group of motor vehicle accidents that typically yield a far greater amount of damage to lives and property–those involving semi-trucks. Anytime that a big truck accident occurs,… Read more »

If A Moving Truck Hits Me, Can I Sue the Company?

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Many U-Haul, Ryder, and other rental moving trucks weigh about 30,000 pounds. When these massive vehicles are involved in car crashes, the injuries can be catastrophic. Such wrecks are all too common, as these vehicles usually require a commercial license to drive. Unfortunately, many moving truck rental tortfeasors (negligent drivers) have little or no insurance…. Read more »

Special Issues in Rockford Large Vehicle Wrecks

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At one time or another, most goods travel on a big rig truck. These vehicles are usually the most cost-efficient way to move freight from one place to another. These trucks also weigh upwards of 80,000 pounds when they are fully loaded. It is very difficult for even experienced drivers to control these machines, even… Read more »

Know a Trucker’s Blind Spots to Avoid Accidents

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For most types of vehicles, such as SUVs, cars, vans, and small trucks, blind spots are common and often small. While people driving passenger vehicles can eliminate the blind spots by correctly positioning their side mirrors, the same cannot be said for a semi-truck or 18-wheeler driver. This is because the side of a truck… Read more »