Truck Accident Deaths Soar to Alarming Levels

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatalities in accidents involving large trucks increased by 5.4 percent in 2016 over the number of deaths that occurred in 2015, which was the highest number since 2007. An increase in the vehicle miles traveled and reckless driving behaviors such as speeding, driving while impaired and not… Continue reading Truck Accident Deaths Soar to Alarming Levels

Third Party Liability Could Be the Road to Recovery After a Truck Accident

Illinois residents who are victims of truck accidents may be able to hold parties other than the truck driver liable for personal injury claims. Holding third parties liable for trucking accidents may help injured victims recover damages that are sufficient to pay for their losses. While truck drivers may have been negligent, other parties might… Continue reading Third Party Liability Could Be the Road to Recovery After a Truck Accident

The Deadly Dangers of Truckers Distracted Driving

Truck accidents caused by distracted driving claim thousands of lives each year even though there are strict rules in place to prevent truckers from driving while distracted. In recent years there have been approximately 330,000 distracted driving accidents recorded per year. These cause more than 421,000 injuries each year and approximately 9 fatalities every day.… Continue reading The Deadly Dangers of Truckers Distracted Driving

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 passenger compartment are common in truck under-ride… Continue reading Truck Under-Ride Accidents Increase Fatality Risks

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 potentially their employer, that is responsible for any crash the… Continue reading When Bad Brakes Cause Casualties

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 United States. Unfortunately, these accidents result in the death of approximately… Continue reading What makes big rigs so dangerous

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. (Article continues below Infographic) Avoid the Four “No Zones” Large trucks create safety hazards because of… Continue reading Prevent Truck Accidents: Avoid the “No Zones”

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 fatalities across the country have increased from 2010 to 2013. Specifically, there was a… Continue reading Bogdan Martinovich, Attorney at Law, Continues to Fight for Truck Accident Victims