Truck Accident

The Hidden Risks of Improper Truck Loading

In the United States, there are numerous laws that regulate the amount of weight a large truck can carry, how the weight is distributed, and the way a large truck load is secured. Large trucks that are not loaded correctly or are loaded too heavily are not just in violation of federal and state … [...]

Truck Under-Ride Accidents Increase Fatality Risks

A truck under-ride accident, a collision that allows a passenger vehicle to slide partially or entirely under a truck or trailer, increases the odds of fatality for the vehicle driver and passengers. As a Lake County truck accident attorney knows, severe damage to a car’s roof, hood, windshield, and … [...]

When Bad Brakes Cause Casualties

Faulty brake systems are responsible for causing roughly 29% of all truck accidents nationwide. When they squeal, scream, or smoke, it is the responsibility of the vehicle's owner to repair or replace the components that are malfunctioning. When this doesn't happen, it is the vehicle's operator, and … [...]

What makes big rigs so dangerous

While all motor vehicle accidents are unnerving and potentially dangerous, few leave behind the devastation that is common with big rig accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are nearly 450,000 vehicle accidents that involve large trucks every year in the … [...]

Prevent Truck Accidents: Avoid the “No Zones”

Commercial trucks travel U.S. highways every day transporting goods to different locations. Although large commercial trucks and tractor-trailers serve a vital purpose to the economy, they often pose serious threats to drivers in smaller passenger cars on the road. … [...]

Bogdan Martinovich, Attorney at Law, Continues to Fight for Truck Accident Victims

Truck Accident Fatalities on the Rise Despite the research, legislation, and strategies from multiple levels of government and private organizations, injuries and fatalities from truck accidents continue to rise in the United States. According to web site SafeRoads.org, large truck crash … [...]

Trucking Firms Settle Claims from 2009 Wilmington Crash

On January 3, 2009, Eugene Hajer was driving his pick-up truck through Custer Township in Will County. As he was traveling between Wilmington and Kankakee on Illinois Route 113, he made a left turn onto a neighbor's property at precisely the same moment Alfred Criswell, Jr. attempted to pass him. … [...]