When a collision occurs between two vehicles, it is generally referred to as a traffic accident or motor vehicle accident. However, when one of those vehicles is a large commercial truck, the type of accident is way different from other accidents involving regular automobiles.
Trucking accidents are unlike car accidents for several reasons. The main difference is the damage a truck causes a smaller vehicle will be far greater than if two smaller cars collided in Illinois. This is because large commercial trucks are heavier than cars and act as gigantic missiles. Sadly, trucking accidents cause much greater harm, which often results in severe or even fatal injuries. Because trucking crashes are serious in nature, it is important that victims or their families realize that truck drivers and trucking companies have federal trucking regulations and requirements they have to adhere to. When they fail to follow these laws, victims can hold them accountable for their damages and losses.
If you are a victim of a truck accident on I-94, you need to speak with an experienced injury attorney who has represented injured trucking accident victims in the Chicago area. To find out how the Law Offices of Lane & Lane can help you hold the trucker and trucking company liable and get you the most compensation possible, call us at 312-332-1400 or connect with us online at http://www.lane-lane.com/contact.cfm.