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Preparing for a car accident claim can be as simple as providing police reports and medical records from the post-accident care you’ve received. It can also become quite complicated, depending on the circumstances of the accident and how difficult the insurance company has decided to be in defending its profits. Chicago car accident attorneys will be able to give you the best possible chance of receiving a settlement that comes close to making you whole financially.
Semi-trucks are so much bigger and heavier than passenger cars that the occupant of smaller vehicles are especially vulnerable if an accident occurs. Victims often suffer permanent injuries that impact them for the rest of their lives. The financial burdens that accompany truck accident injuries can easily soar to the hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars. Fortunately, accident victims may be able to sue the truck driver, the insurer, the trucking company, and others to recover compensation. 
If you were injured in a trucking accident in Chicago, Berwyn, Oak Lawn, Cicero, or a nearby community, call the injury attorneys at Lloyd Miller Law for a free consultation.

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Truck Accidents and the Tired Trucker

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Truck driver resting on his truck wheel

Your Chicago and Cicero Truck Accident Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe are pleased to report that  federal jury has awarded $3 million to the family of a wrongful death victim of a truck accident.  The case involved a collision between two commercial tractor-trailer. Defendant trucker was merging her truck onto the interstate from the emergency lane when she failed to yield the right of way. This caused the victim, who was driving a tandem tractor-trailer to the hit the back of defendant’s truck. Defendant stated that she had pulled off the road to check a light in her cab, then accelerated down the emergency lane to re-enter the right lane. She claimed that she saw the victim’s headlights but miscalculated the distance of victim’s truck. It was determined by the jury that defendant had been on duty for approximately 19 hours prior to the truck accident in violation of the 14-hour “Hour of Service” Rule of the Florida Motor Carrier Safety Act.

Another tragic example of the disregard for safety practiced by some trucking companies and drivers. Please follow your Chicago and Cicero Truck Accident Lawyers at Grazian and Volpe for more safety tips, precautions and discussions of truck and motor vehicle accidents.

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 Law Group, Ltd.

Chicago accident lawyer Kurt D. Lloyd