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An Overworked Delivery Driver Hits You – Who’s to Blame?

By Brady McAninch on June 21, 2018

In this day and age, the majority of us are familiar with a delivery-service-gone-wrong scenario, whether it’s receiving the wrong size shoes before your big conference, or a Christmas gift arriving on your doorstep well into the New Year (and in pieces). What do you do when this happens? You go straight to the source—the shoe company or gift shop where you purchased the items is responsible for making the order right.

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Tractor-Trailer Underride: Not Your Average Rear-End Accident

By Brady McAninch on May 21, 2018

Rear-end car accidents. They’re equivalent to a fender bender, and all parties can leave with just an exchange of insurance information, right? Wrong. These accidents can be quite dangerous, especially when a tractor-trailer enters the mix.

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New Transportation Safety Laws? Maybe Not…

By Brady McAninch on April 23, 2018

New Administration = Rollback of Transportation Safety Legislation

A new presidential administration brings many changes. One such change under the Trump administration is the rollback of many federal transportation safety rules and regulations. At least a dozen safety rules that were under development or already adopted have been repealed, withdrawn, delayed, or put on the back burner during Trump’s first year in office, according to an Associated Press review of the Department of Transportation’s rulemaking activities.

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Driverless Trucks May Be the Future of Freight

By Brady McAninch on March 19, 2018

It’s 2018, and while we may not have the robot maids and flying cars The Jetsons promised us, vehicle automation technology is moving full-steam ahead. We see occasional news articles about tech companies like Uber or Google testing driverless vehicles, but many of us really don’t understand much about the concept.

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Long-Haul Truck Driving: Dangerous for Everyone

By Brady McAninch on February 1, 2018

Well, the results are in for 2016’s most dangerous jobs in the United States. (Drumroll, please.) The U.S. Department of Labor named logging the most dangerous job, with 135.9 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers. Loggers often work in rugged and steep terrain, handle dangerous machines and chainsaws, and deal with the unavoidable momentum of crashing, rolling, and sliding trees.

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Truck Accident Settlement Calculator

By Brady McAninch on September 25, 2017

How to use the circumstances of your case to estimate the value of the potential damages in your truck accident case

Truck accidents can leave victims financially unstable, physically strained and emotionally drained. Medical bills and lost income can add up—the law holds the party at fault responsible for your loss, both monetary and emotional.

As with other personal injury cases, truck accident settlements are intended to help you—the victim—return to the same condition you were in prior to the accident.

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Involved in a trucking accident? They are already working to devalue your claim.

By Brady McAninch on August 25, 2016

Anyone who has ever been in a car accident knows the fear that goes along with it.  Am I ok?  Are my passengers ok?  Is the other driver ok?  Is my car totaled?  How am I going to get to work?  What are my rights to recovery?

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

By Brady McAninch on August 16, 2016

Each year, tractors-trailers, commercial trucks, semis, and 18-wheelers are responsible for thousands of accidents on American roadways. In fact, according to a recent study performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 5,000 individuals each year die in truck accidents throughout the United States.

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Semi-Truck Accidents: Too Common in Illinois

By Brady McAninch on July 19, 2016

I am sure we’ve all had a frightening experience with a semi-truck: whether it’s looking up in your rear-view mirror to see a semi-truck’s grill feet away from your bumper; dodging falling rocks from a semi-trailer; or trying to pass a swerving semi on a narrow road.

Recently, I was run off the highway when a semi failed to check his blind spots and entered the lane I was in.  Thankfully, I did not have my children in the car, and there was enough room on the shoulder to avoid being crushed by the semi.

Unfortunately, truck accidents are surprisingly common in Illinois.

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