Chicago Semi-Truck Accident Attorney

Chicago Semi-Truck Accident Attorney

When a semi is next to you on the road, you recognize its immense power and size. The fact is that truck accidents are just as dangerous as their massive size implies, and if you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you can expect your losses to reflect this incredible level of danger. If a truck driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a truck accident, don’t wait to reach out to an experienced Chicago semi-truck accident attorney for the professional legal guidance you need. 

The Eye-Popping Statistics

Deadly truck accidents are on the rise, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which shares all the following sobering statistics:

  • In 2019, fatal truck accidents increased by two percent (over 2018) from 4,909 total deaths to 5,005 fatalities, and the number of trucks that were involved in traffic fatalities per 100 million miles traveled rose by 4 percent.  
  • The number of fatal truck crashes increased by a whopping 48 percent from 2009 to 2019. 
  • From 2009 to 2015, injury-causing truck crashes increased by 63 percent, with 97,000 total injuries. 
  • From 2016 to 2019, injury-causing truck accidents increased by 13 percent. 

Suffice to say that the semis on our highways do more than their fair share of damage, and that giving trucks a wide berth on the road is always in your best interest.  

Truck Driver Negligence

The trucking industry is ever-growing, and it continues to bustle in response to our bustling economy. When trucking companies, however, push their drivers beyond the limits of safety, dangerous accidents are often the end result. When truck drivers themselves fail to put safety first, they directly impact the safety of everyone with whom they share the road. Truck driver negligence is often at the heart of life-threatening truck accidents, and it can take all the following dangerous shapes:

  • Impairment – The law has no time or sympathy for professional drivers who don’t take their obligation to drive unimpaired by alcohol and/or drugs seriously.
  • Excess Speed – The only thing that can make a dangerous truck accident more so is excess speed.
  • Distraction – Distraction behind the wheel of an immense 18-wheeler is a recipe for dangerous truck accidents. Truck drivers are responsible for adhering to the rules of the road, including driving distraction-free, and putting down their phones is the first thing they should do.
  • Aggression – There is absolutely no safe place for aggression behind the wheel of a big rig.

Turn to an Experienced Chicago Semi-Truck Accident Attorney Today

The accomplished Chicago truck accident attorneys at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., have a wealth of experience guiding challenging claims like yours toward advantageous outcomes. Your claim is important, so please don’t wait to contact us for more information about how we can help you today.

If you have been injured in a personal injury or work-related accident, do not hesitate to contact our office at (312) 332-5400

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