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Truck accident injures three victims in Illinois

A recent truck accident in Lena injured three victims and caused the driver of the truck to be cited by authorities. While traffic slowed for construction, a semi-truck failed to do so and struck an SUV, which caused a chain reaction that resulted in four vehicles being struck in total. Three people suffered serious injuries in the truck accident. The driver of the semi-truck was cited for driving too fast for the conditions.

Victims of truck accidents should understand their options

Legal options are available to victims of truck accidents to protect them from the unexpected damages they may suffer. Truck accidents can result in serious harm and damages greater than those suffered in a passenger vehicle accident. While the consequences of a passenger vehicle accident can be serious, a truck accident have a higher likelihood of resulting in catastrophic injuries and damages.

Report confirms cell phone use increases odds of accident

A recent study confirmed what many Cook County, Illinois, residents already know intuitively, which is that a person who is using his or her cell phone behind the wheel stands a greater chance of getting in to a car accident than someone who is driving free of distractions.

Drivers have a responsibility to slow down in the snow and ice

A previous post on this blog discussed how relatively recent icy and snowy conditions in the Chicago area left at least one person dead. With spring still several weeks away, it is highly possible that the area will see more wintry weather and the slick roads that come with those conditions.

Slick roads cause accidents, at least one fatal, in Cook County

Icy road conditions recently struck Cook County and other parts of the greater Chicago area recently and have been blamed for car accidents across the area. Unfortunately, at least one of these accidents ended with a fatality.

Overview of dram shop liability in Illinois

Previous posts on this blog have discussed how the family of a Cook County resident killed in a fatal drunk driving accident can seek compensation from the responsible for compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. This is true no matter what the outcome of the drunk driver's criminal case is.

Suburban crash kills 1, police allege alcohol use

Police have charged a man who lives in the suburbs of Cook County has been charged with reckless homicide in connection with a fatal drunk driving accident that took place in Tinley Park, a suburb of Chicago to the southwest of the city. The man also faces a DUI charge and several other charges in connection with the accident, including failure to stop.

The government's role in monitoring truck drivers

Thousands of trucks share the roads with other drivers throughout the United States, transporting cargo across the country. These trucks are vital to a productive and successful society. Although a vast majority of these journeys are completed without incident, there are times when trucks are involved in accidents, oftentimes with serious, catastrophic or even deadly results.

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