A federal court awarded $7 million last month to the family of a truck driver who suffered a wrongful in a two truck accident when his truck was struck by another truck in northern Arkansas. This is another case of a driver who was driving longer hours than mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation rules allowed and was clearly fatigued as shown by the evidence. To exacerbate the accident, the offending driver had a bad driving record and inadequate experience. These factors lead to him crossing into the oncoming lane of traffic and colliding with the decedents truck.
Your Chicago truck accident lawyers, at Grazian and Volpe have written numerous articles on our blog detailing the anatomy of truck accidents and points of liability. No longer can the trucking companies deny liability for the actions of its drivers-regardless of their status as independent contractors. As experienced and long standing Chicago truck accident attorneys, we advocate strongly for legislation and enforcement of trucking regulation and safety standards which include protections and guidelines for the education of truck drivers and their driving standards; especially the prevention of distracted truck driving-whether distracted through fatigue; substance abuse; and cell phone use.
Chicago is a major trucking hub exposing all Chicago drivers to large amounts of truck traffic. Your Chicago Truck Accident Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe advise you to stay safe-but if you can’t stay safe-stay with Grazian and Volpe!