In 2018, the amount of cargo carried by the for-hire trucking industry rose 6.6 percent from 2017. This gain is the largest year-by-gain in freight tonnage since 1998. As the trucking industry continues to transport larger loads of cargo, it is important to be mindful of the safety standards that ... [Continue Reading]
Car accident injury law
Truck Accidents Often Turn Deadly Due to “Underriding”
There were close to 4,000 fatal truck accidents in 2016, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This number has been on the rise since 2009, and is expected to continue rising unless safety rules and other preventive measure are put in place. Most truck crash ... [Continue Reading]
Highway Construction Companies Must Keep Drivers Safe
Our client was a passenger of a vehicle being driven through a poorly lighted construction site. It was extremely dark, and the placement of the construction barrels appeared to create a lane of traffic. As a result, the driver of the vehicle struck the exposed end of a median wall. ... [Continue Reading]
Is Driver Safety in Jeopardy? A Push Towards Increased Cargo Weight in Trucks
The federal government, through the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that the trucks that operate on our roadways carry loads weighing no more than 80,000 lbs. While a few exceptions and higher weight limits apply to ... [Continue Reading]
25 Congress Members Endorse Tearing Apart ELD Road Safety Rule
The ELD mandate that went effective Dec. 18, 2017 requires truckers and commercial carriers to input their worked hours on ELDs, or electronic logging devices. An exception to this new ELD rule allows truck drivers to track their hours on AOBRDs, or automatic on-board recording devices, ... [Continue Reading]
Who is Responsible for a Truck Accident?
If you were hit by a truck on the road, you might simply think that it was the truck driver who lost control and hit you and your vehicle. But the cause of your accident may be more complex and there may be much to uncover. Watch the video to learn more. When a truck crash happens, a ... [Continue Reading]
The Do’s and Don’ts Everyone Should Be Aware of After Engaging in an Accident on the Highway
Being involved in an accident on the highway can be a pretty scary experience. With cars flying past at highspeeds you may be unsure about what you should and shouldn’t do in the aftermath of an accident. The Chicago truck accident lawyers at Dinizulu Law Group, Ltd. care for your safety. That’s ... [Continue Reading]
What is the Number One Cause of Truck Accidents?
Driver fatigue is an extremely common problem in the trucking industry. A study done by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found fatigued drivers are the #1 cause of truck collisions. When these tired and overworked truck drivers cause accidents, as you may know, ... [Continue Reading]