Illinois semi truck accidents on the rise
TRUCK TRAFFIC has exploded all around the State of Illinois, and too often we have been called on to help families whose loved ones have been killed or injured in truck crashes. And like any other industry, unscrupulous motor carriers, brokers, shippers and drivers avoid safety regulations, with catastrophic results.
Understanding industry rules and regulations is critical. There are certain common causes of truck collisions, and like any industrial failure, knowing what to look for is crucial.
Intrastate Commercial Motor Carrying is governed by the Illinois Commerce Commission, while Interstate trucking is governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
In addition to understanding regulatory compliance, trucking cases involve technology, business practices, insurance coverage, and discovery of documents [Link] and electronic records unfamiliar to the vast majority of lawyers.
If you are an attorney looking for assistance with a trucking case, we’d be happy to help. We have handled cases throughout Illinois in both State and Federal Courts, and partner with local firms who understand that having experienced co-counsel on their team gives them a distinct advantage.
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9/2/2014: Francisco Espinal-Quiroz faces reckless homicide charges following an I-55 crash that killed five people. NBC 5’s Dick Johnson reports. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014)