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Category Archives: Truck Accidents

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

By Harvey L. Walner |

We rely on semi trucks to deliver food and goods to stores and other locations. However, these trucks are huge and can cause serious accidents. These trucks can weigh 10-20 times more than passenger vehicles, so a collision can be catastrophic and even deadly. Like car crashes, truck accidents can be caused by a… Read More »

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Semi-Truck Crashes into Charter Bus on I-294

By Harvey L. Walner |

A semi-truck crashed into an unoccupied charter bus during rush hour on Monday night, engulfing the bus in flames on I-294. The accident took place around 6:50 p.m. on the interstate near Berkeley, when the truck struck the rear of the bus and it burst into flames that could be seen streets away from… Read More »

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The semi-truck hit the apartment building on Torrence Avenue just south of 184th Street shortly after 5 a.m.

By Harvey L. Walner |

Two people were transported to hospitals after a semi-truck crashed into a residential building in south suburban Lansing Tuesday morning. The semi-truck hit the apartment building on Torrence Avenue just south of 184th Street shortly after 5 a.m. At about 7:58 a.m., crews were able to extricate the driver from the cab of the… Read More »

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Tired Truck Drivers

By Harvey L. Walner |

A truck driver who had not slept in 24 hours caused an accident that killed one passenger and critically injured actor Tracy Morgan on June 7th. This accident came days after the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to suspend current regulations limiting how many hours truck drivers can spend on the road during any one… Read More »

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Liable Parties in Chicago Truck Accidents

By Harvey L. Walner |

As with any type of auto accident, Chicago truck accidents are typically more complex than they appear. However, securing compensation following truck accidents tend to be even more difficult as liable parties who are not anywhere near the scene of the accident may also be involved. Determining liable parties in Chicago truck accidents requires… Read More »

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Chicago Truck Accidents Due to Unrealistic Schedules

By Harvey L. Walner |

You may be surprised to learn that one of the most common contributing factors in truck accidents is unrealistic schedules placed on the truckers by the company he or she works for, or the company being delivered to. These schedules can cause a trucker to forgo sleep, falsify driving logs, result to the use… Read More »

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Override/Underride Accidents in Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

Overrides occur when a truck runs over a passenger vehicle. Underrides occur when a smaller vehicle slides underneath a truck. Both are made possible by the large height difference between the top of a car and the bottom of a tractor trailer. Both underride and override often result in serious or fatal injuries for… Read More »

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