If you navigate Illinois roadways on a daily basis, you may be familiar with driving alongside tractor trailers. What you may not know is just how dangerous driving next to tractor trailers can be, especially when the truck driver manning the enormous vehicle has spent more than 14 hours behind the wheel. Drowsy truckers are a major problem for people in Illinois and across the United States. They are responsible for causing thousands of truck accidents, injuring and killing many people along the way.
Here at the Law Office of Kerley & Associates, we know the dangers you face when driving on Illinois’ streets, roads, highways and freeways. Motor vehicle accidents happen all too often, and when they do, you could receive catastrophic burns as the result. Per the American Burn Association, 3,275 Americans died following fiery crashes in 2016 alone.
Few things can be as terrifying for you and other Illinois residents as a sudden dog bite. Whether you or a loved one was nipped by a startled family pet or viciously attacked by an aggressive dog, the physical scars can be significant and long-lasting. The emotional ramifications of a dog attack are often just as serious.
After an Illinois car accident, you could find yourself dealing with various financial losses and expenses. An accident can lead to difficulties well into the future, but you may not have to carry this burden alone. If your accident was the result of the negligent or reckless actions of another person, you could have grounds to seek financial compensation through a civil claim.
At the Law Office of Kerley & Associates, we know how impatient you usually feel when you get stuck behind a line of 18-wheelers on one of Illinois’ roads or highways. If traffic is so heavy that you cannot quickly pass the trucks one by one, your frustration increases and you may attempt to pass several at once when you get a chance to do so, such as on a downhill grade with no oncoming vehicles. This can be a dangerous decision, however, because as Evan Transportation explains, the possibility of a jackknife increases substantially when a truck goes downhill or when it goes around a curve or turn in the road.