Truck accidents take place every day in Illinois and many of those collisions occur in the greater Chicago area. While trucks tend to be involved in fewer accidents per mile traveled than other vehicles, like cars, the damages that results from truck collisions are often more severe. Injuries can affect those in a truck and those in another vehicle, whether a driver of a passenger.
The damages done by a negligent driver’s conduct do not end with a crash. As a victim seeks medical treatment or is forced to take time from work, the financial harm of a collision begins to add up, and can continue for years or even a lifetime. When faced with injuries, seeking the help of a personal injury lawyer may benefit a victim by illustrating the legal options available for relief, including a potential civil claim against an at-fault motorist.
A crash this morning left a motorist in critical condition after both an SUV and a garbage truck rolled over in the accident. Local officials responded to the scene and have reported that the two vehicles collided for reasons that are not yet clear. It appears that the SUV rolled over first and then the garbage truck rolled over after the SUV, landing on top of the SUV and trapping its driver. Emergency crews were able to remove the driver from the SUV before the driver was taken by air ambulance to a hospital in Downers Grove for treatment. It is not clear whether the driver of the garbage truck or any other individuals involved in the crash were hurt.
When investigators arrived at the scene shortly after 8:00 a.m., they closed the area to through traffic near U.S. 30 and Dugan Road. Motorists were being rerouted and encouraged to take another route if they needed to travel in the area.
Hundreds of thousands of car accidents occur in Illinois ever year and in many of those cases, innocent victims are involved simply because they are in the wrong place at the wrong time. The laws in the state, including those that cover Chicago, are designed to make sure that an at-fault driver bears the full weight of their actions when a collision occurs. This may include a traffic ticket or another charge brought by state officials but it can also include a civil claim for monetary relief.
The personal injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. dedicate their practice to the representation of those who have been hurt in traffic accidents and other incidents that caused harm. We provide a free case consultation without any obligation to those who call us toll free at (855) 529-2442 or locally at (312) 924-7575 and we keep a lawyer standing by 24 hours a day.
If you prefer to meet with us in person but you are too injured to travel to our offices, we also offer free in-home and in-hospital consultations so that you can receive the answers you deserve, whenever you need them. If a truck accident has affected your life or harmed your loved one, call Abels & Annes, P.C. today and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Skateboarder Killed by Suspected Drunk Driver, Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog, published September 11, 2014.
SUV driver rescued from beneath garbage truck after Sugar Grove crash, ABC 7 News, published September 12, 2014.