Bad accidents with dump and concrete trucks on the rise

December 28, 2018 Legal Team
Ready-mix concrete delivery trucks and dump trucks travel the roads of Illinois every day and service many types of industrial and construction projects. From 2015 to 2016, dump truck accidents that required towing jumped by 9 percent for a total of 8,206 accidents. Although the growing problem has prompted insurers to raise their premiums,...
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Greyhound, big rig in deadly crash

September 5, 2018 Legal Team
Some Illinois residents might have heard about a Greyhound bus accident on Aug. 30 that resulted in the death of eight people. The accident, which happened in New Mexico, happened when a semi-trailer hit the bus. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident. It has been reported that the truck had lost...
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Minivans, SUVs, pickups among safer vehicles for drivers

May 30, 2017 Legal Team
Illinois drivers of minivans, SUVs and pickups may be less likely to die in a traffic fatality than drivers of passenger cars according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The study looked at data for the model years 2011 to 2014 and at the make and models involved in the...
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Study shows underride guards on trailers could save lives

May 18, 2017 Legal Team
Mounting tractor-trailer trucks with side underride guards could save lives in Illinois and nationwide, according to a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The study marks the first time the agency has analyzed the effectiveness of side underride guards on trailers. In the spring, IIHS conducted tests comparing the protective capabilities...
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