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What Causes a Truck Tire Blowout?

Published on Apr 19, 2022 at 5:59 pm in Truck Accidents.

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A truck tire blowout is a dangerous event with the possibility for severe injuries or even loss of life. Any sudden loss of pressure combined with an outward rupture or explosion of a tractor-trailer’s tire is likely to cause an accident when other vehicles are around.

Understanding the causes of a truck tire blowout is key to preventing related truck accidents. Both trucking company employers and truck drivers themselves should be familiar with the risk factors for truck tire blowouts, as well as what actions to take to correct any dangers and protect others from harm. Unfortunately, at Prince Law Firm we have dealt with far too many truck accidents caused by tire blowouts. Here are some of the most common causes of truck tire blowout our Marion truck accident attorneys see.

What Are the Busiest Interstates for Trucks?

Published on Apr 13, 2022 at 6:08 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Illinois is considered a major transportation hub due in no small part to its centralized location and access to the Atlantic Ocean via the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Mississippi River that defines part of Illinois’ border with other states also provides access to the Gulf of Mexico. Whether dealing with imported or exported goods, there is a fair chance that a product will travel through Illinois at some point.

What Information Does a Truck Black Box Provide?

Published on Feb 28, 2022 at 4:23 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Large trucks can be dangerous, but they are also a necessary part of everyday life in Illinois. Everything from grocery stores and restaurants to retail establishments rely on these large trucks to safely transport products in a timely manner. Protecting passenger vehicle occupants while also balancing consumer needs is essential.

How to Find the Collision History for a Trucking Company

Published on Feb 12, 2021 at 2:35 pm in Truck Accidents.

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After a truck accident, you can take legal action to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. When you’re compiling evidence for your case, it may help to have a background on the trucking company that was involved in the accident. If this trucking company has a history of causing accidents, this may provide more information on how and why your accident occurred and could help your truck accident claim. Let’s go over how to find the collision history for a trucking company.

Heavy Truck Fatalities Continue to Rise Despite Decline in Total Road Fatalities

Published on Oct 29, 2020 at 6:15 pm in Truck Accidents.

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When large trucks collide with regular sized vehicles, the accident often produces serious injuries, and is more likely to be fatal than regular collisions. While there are many different reasons that truck accidents happen, they are usually from driver error, a company mistake, or a manufacturer defect.

Even though acts of negligence can be prevented through caution and awareness, accidents still happen. In fact, deadly collisions involving large trucks are continuing to rise even though total road fatalities are on the decline.

How Are Speed Limits Enforced for Truckers?

Published on Jul 25, 2019 at 2:04 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Truck drivers are often on the road for a long stretch of time. They’re on a schedule to get from Point A to Point B as quickly as possible and then go on to the next job. However, this doesn’t make them exempt from the rules of the road. A speeding truck can cause a significant accident that could result in serious injuries or death. But what are the penalties for speeding truckers? We’ll take a look at what can happen when a truck driver is given a speeding ticket.

How Will Federal Trucking Regulations Affect My Truck Accident Claim?

Published on Sep 27, 2018 at 9:42 pm in Truck Accidents.

No matter where you live, there are bills in place that establish basic traffic laws. Stop signs, yield signs, and lane markers are recognizable throughout the country. All vehicles are required to follow these laws for the benefit of themselves and others.

Separate laws, however, exist for larger trucks and commercial vehicles. There are additional federal and state laws that regulate what trucking companies, truck drivers, hiring managers, trainer, supervisors, managers, and dispatchers can and cannot do. These laws are in place to save lives.

In Illinois in 2015, there were a total of 11,769 crashes involving tractor trailers, accounting for 38 percent of all motor vehicle accidents in the state. Of those accidents, 9,775 resulted in property damage, 2,284 resulted in injury, and 80 resulted in death. A high percentage of those crashes occurred in urban areas. The laws put in place by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Illinois’ Department of Transportation (IDOT) exist to prevent those accidents.

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