The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC
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Receive help after a trucking accident by contacting our team at The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC, headed by renowned attorney, Haytham Faraj. A dedicated and knowledgeable lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in the legal field, he is dedicated to representing plaintiffs and providing skilled advocacy for their rights. Attorney Faraj is known throughout the community for his ethical, whole-hearted representation.
Truck Accidents in Chicago: Facts, Statistics, & Your Rights
Statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation reveal that, over a recent 5-year period, accidents involving tractor-trailers were responsible for between 8.6% and 10.6% of all fatal traffic collisions. In 2005, more than 200 people were killed in accidents involving 18-wheelers. These statistics are particularly sobering in light of the fact that large commercial trucks such as 18-wheelers, tractor trailers, big rigs, and semis account for only 3% of all of the nation’s vehicles.
What causes a disproportionately high number of injuries? Several factors may play a role:
- Size — Trucks are much larger than conventional passenger vehicles, weighing as much as 80,000 pounds or 40 tons.
- Agility — Large commercial trucks have much larger turning radiuses than other vehicles, and take longer to come to a full stop.
- Loads — Even properly loaded, transport vehicles can cause disastrous effects should an accident occur. These effects might be exacerbated should the truck be improperly loaded or overloaded.
- Blind spots — Trucks have much larger blind spots than small vehicles.
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We encourage you to speak with our Chicago personal injury lawyer about your injury as soon as possible. The sooner we are able to help you with your case, the better your chance of a successful resolution. Don’t wait to start the legal process.