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Common Truck Driver Errors That Cause Crashes

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IL injury lawyerOver 160,000 truck accidents occur each year, with 32% of those accidents involving injuries. Studies show that truck driver errors are responsible for 87% of crashes.

If you have been the victim of a truck accident, you need the legal guidance of a Park Ridge truck accident lawyer.

Causes of Truck Driver Errors

While there may be a variety of factors contributing to a truck accident, truck drivers are usually the source of most accidents.


IL injury lawyerDistracted driving is a prevalent and dangerous behavior on the roads, despite strict cell phone and driving laws in Illinois. One of the most common outcomes of this inattention is rear-end accidents. These accidents occur when a vehicle collides with the vehicle in front of it.

While many people underestimate rear-end crashes and consider them “fender benders,” these collisions can result in serious injuries and costly losses for victims. 

Below are only some reasons why distracted drivers often cause such accidents. If you suffered injuries, speak with a Park Ridge car accident attorney today. 


If you live in or near Cook County, Illinois, you are well aware of the problems with I-294. Just this past August, a semi-truck driver was killed on I-294, causing two northbound lanes to be shut down.

Accidents like this are all too common on I-294. Our Park Ridge car accident attorney, Patrick Quinn, is here to discuss how aggressive driving contributes to car accidents on I-294 and what measures you can take to keep yourself safe.

 What is Considered Aggressive Driving?

Aggressive driving is more commonly referred to as road rage. Drivers who display road rage put themselves, bicyclists, pedestrians, and other motorists’ lives in danger.


Wrong Way Traffic Accidents

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IL accident lawyerThe Federal Highway Administration (FHA) reports that wrong-way accidents cause between 300 and 400 traffic fatalities annually. Far too many motorists are injured or killed due to the negligence and carelessness of wrong-way drivers each year. Suppose you or someone you love became a victim in a wrong-way freeway accident. In that case, you need a Park Ridge car accident lawyer to help you seek a settlement or court award to compensate you for your damages. 

What Causes Wrong-Way Freeway Accidents?

Wrong-way vehicle accidents are usually caused by some form of driver error, and a significant number occur because a driver mistakenly enters a freeway exit ramp. Some contributing factors to these mistakes can vary from one accident to the next, and your Park Ridge car accident lawyer can help determine the cause.

According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 58 percent of wrong-way drivers who cause an accident are driving under the influence (DUI). Almost 50 percent were confirmed to be alcohol-related, approximately four percent were under the influence of drugs, and more than three percent had been consuming alcohol. Other causes of wrong-way freeway accidents are caused by:


Slip and Fall Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries

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Glenview, IL premises liability lawyerMost Americans have experienced a slip and fall before at some point in their lives. Most of the time, it is a minor event, and maybe it even happens on their own property. However, other slip and fall injuries are more serious and can occur on property that belongs to someone else. In the event that you have recently experienced a slip and fall resulting in injury, it is time to connect with an experienced Glenview slip and fall injury lawyer.

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can result from many different circumstances. Illinois has its fair share of winter weather, which can often cause slip and fall accidents. However, property owners are still responsible for ensuring their property is reasonably safe for visitors and customers. They should shovel driveways and treat sidewalks to prevent ice, clean up water accumulation in entryways, and plow parking lots. 

A lack of property maintenance and repairs is another potential cause of slip and fall accidents. Sometimes, property owners ignore or do not take the time to fix or maintain their property as they should. Broken stairs or railings, torn carpet, or inadequate lighting can all lead to a slip and fall.

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