Posts Categorized: Truck Accidents

Electronic Evidence Issues in Truck Crash Claims

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A fully-loaded large truck may weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Regulators routinely allow much larger vehicles to travel on the road. These massive vehicles often cause catastrophic injuries, such as wrongful death. As a result, some traditional evidence sources may not be available. The police accident report is a good example. If the victim was… Read more »

Sources of Evidence in a Truck Accident Case

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Vehicle accidents involving commercial trucks, such as eighteen wheelers and semi-trucks, are extremely dangerous and can result in fatal injuries to the victims. This is because of the large size and sheer weight of such trucks that make the collision with a comparatively smaller vehicle catastrophic. There are several forms of negligence on part of… Read more »

Tired Truckers Pose a Serious Threat to Those Who Share the Road

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While sleep needs vary by person, most adults need a minimum of seven hours of sleep in order to function effectively the next day. Unfortunately, many truck drivers operate 18-wheelers and other large trucks with a sleep deficit. And while that may not sound very serious, consider that the National Sleep Foundation states that driving… Read more »

Factors That Contribute to Serious Truck Accidents

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Truck accidents can happen anywhere in the Rockford area—a side-impact crash at the intersection of Alpine Road and East State Street, a rear-end collision on 11th Street,  a head-on crash on Illinois Route 251, or a side-swipe accident on I-90. No matter where these truck accidents occur, the likely result is serious injuries and significant property… Read more »

Cognitive Distraction Increases a Trucker’s Reaction Time

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month, an event sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving. Although we typically think about it as a time to educate those who drive light passenger vehicles—cars, pickups, and SUVs—it is also a good time to remind… Read more »

Lengthy Stopping Distance Contributes to Work Zone Truck Accidents

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It is getting to be that time of year again—the time when we see orange road-construction barrels going up across the country. Construction is underway near Rockford on I-90, as well as on I-39, U.S. 51, U.S. 20, Illinois Route 173, and Illinois Route 2. Road construction can be inconvenient and frustrating—greatly increasing the amount… Read more »

Three Signs a Tired Driver Is About to Cause a Rockford Truck Accident

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When you’re riding down I-90, the last thing you want to think about is that the tractor trailers surrounding you are being driven by tired drivers. Truck drivers work long and exhausting hours, and despite all of the new regulations that are being enforced, many still drive while extremely fatigued. Some drivers will display certain… Read more »

Are the Air Brakes in Good Working Order? The Truck Driver Cannot Tell Without a Visual Inspection

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Truck drivers are required to perform a pre-trip inspection before taking a truck out on the road. This inspection includes an examination of the important systems and safety features including brakes, steering, tires, lights, suspension, and other safety equipment. If any part or system is defective, the driver is required to note the issue on… Read more »