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Truck Accidents: Factors That Cause Personal Injury

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Truck accidents are caused by a number of factors. Chicago is a crossroads for trucking the United States and as long time Chicago Truck Accident Lawyers we spend a great amount of time speaking and writing about defense tactics that drivers can employ and issues to be wary of when driving on the road with trucks and other large commercial vehicles.

Truck accidents are serious and often fatal, and the driver of a smaller vehicle usually bears the brunt of the physical and property damage. South Chicago sustains the greatest amount of truck traffic, so as always, please refer to our other blogs regarding safety and trucking and have those inexperienced drivers you know also educate themselves.

This article just addresses the 20 most frequently cited factors contributing to accidents involving trucks and if you can be visually and mentally aware of some soft spots, we hope we won’t have to see you as an injured victim of one of these terrible motor vehicle accidents. The dangerous factors are as follows:

  • rushed deliveries
  • driver fatigue
  • improperly trained or inexperience driver
  • aggressive driving
  • driver with history of reckless or dangerous driving
  • driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • speeding or driving to fast for conditions
  • unsafe equipment – watch for taillights
  • oversized or overloaded vehicle
  • Poorly maintained brakes and vehicles
  • driver error
  • blind spots-stay out of them
  • driver stress and inattention
  • careless backing
  • shifting
  • spilling or spilled loads
  • sudden stops
  • overturned trucks
  • failing to inspect
  • driver distracted because of cell phone, texting or on-board computers

It’s driving season in Chicago- drive safely and if you can’t stay safe-stay with the Chicago and Cicero Truck Accident Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe!

About the Author

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Miller Law, Ltd.

Years of Experience: Over 35 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active
Bar Admissions: Illinois State Bar

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Miller Law, Ltd.

Years of Experience: Approx. 20 years
Minnesota Registration Status: Active
Bar & Court Admissions: Illinois State Bar Association U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Miller Law, Ltd.

Years of Experience: Over 35 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active
Bar Admissions: Illinois State Bar

Kurt D. Lloyd is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer who focuses on medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He lives in Chicago and represents injured clients throughout Illinois. He is also the founder of Lloyd Miller Law, Ltd.

Years of Experience: Over 35 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active
Bar Admissions: Illinois State Bar