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Schaumburg Truck Accident Attorneys
Despite not being a heavily industrial city, Schaumburg's proximity to O'Hare Airport and several major truck routes draws a regular flow of trucking traffic consistently. Chicago is the most substantial transportation hub in the Midwest, and its suburbs are affected by the traffic that it draws, especially areas along the interstates used most frequently.
The high volume of trucks on the roads throughout Illinois makes the state one of the most dangerous areas to drive in. This driving problem is due mainly in part to poor company policy and reckless drivers. The Schaumburg truck accident lawyers of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are often called upon to represent those who have been unjustly injured in preventable truck accidents.Schaumburg Home to Major Highway Bypass Routes
The heavy congestion of Illinois' interstates during peak traffic hours motivates truck drivers to seek alternative routes during rush hours and traffic jams. I-90 runs through the northern part of Schaumburg and connects drivers to Rt. 72, Rt. 58 and Rt. 53, which are all standard routes by which truck drivers can bypass congestion on I-90. Rt. 72 and Rt. 58 run nearly parallel to I-90 while Rt. 53 will allow drivers to connect to I-290 or I-355, which both act as bypass routes around the city of Chicago.
Drivers who must share the road with the thousands of trucks that pass through Schaumburg daily are at higher risk of being hit by a truck and suffering severe injuries. A Chicago truck accident lawyer understands that the mortality rate of truck crashes and motor vehicle accidents is five times that of accidents involving two cars, which makes it all the more important that negligent truck drivers and companies be held accountable for reckless behavior in truck accident cases.Common Injuries Suffered in Schaumburg Truck Wrecks
Despite advances in safety technology, very little can be done to protect motorists and passengers from the massive power and weight of a semi-tractor. These large vehicles are capable of crushing vehicles entirely beneath their weight and seriously injuring or killing the occupants. The following are common accident injuries that result from truck accidents.
- Broken neck, spine, or back, often resulting in paralysis from the location of the serious injury downward
- Severed limbs or deep lacerations to extremities which facilitate the need for amputation
- Crushed or shattered bones
- Extensive brain injury
- Injuries to internal organs, causing massive internal bleeding or resulting in life-threatening infections
- Wrongful death upon impact or resulting from the injuries sustained in the accident
In 2018, the Illinois Department of Transportation identified 1755 accidents occurring within the city limits of Schaumburg, Illinois, resulting in three deaths and 742 injuries. By far, rear-end collisions (812), turning accidents (348), and hitting a vehicle at an angle (151), topped the list of leading factors in crashes in the city. The three deaths involved one victim hit by a fixed object, one victim involved in a turning accident, and one victim harmed by a rear-end collision.Dangerous and Deadly Schaumburg Truck Accidents
Recent accidents in the Schaumburg area reveal how hazardous the roadways and interstates are for residents and visitors. Some of those accidents include:
- In August 2020, a semi-tractor-trailer overturned on the northbound interstate I fifty-five Lane near Edwardsville. Local law enforcement closed the freeway to medevac the victim from the scene of the crash to the local hospital.
- In August 2020, a man driving a pickup truck pulling a trailer suffered severe injuries in a crash on Illinois Interstate 55. At the time of the accident, the truck was on the left shoulder of the freeway. The accident involved two injured victims in two different vehicles.
For too long, trucking companies have pressured their drivers to meet strict deadlines at the cost of safety. We can no longer allow these corporations to prioritize financial gain over the safety of motorists and the Schaumburg truck accident attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC passionately fight on behalf of the victims of preventable truck crashes so that the drivers and companies that are responsible are forced to change their actions in the future.
If you've been injured or lost a loved one in an accident involving a negligent commercial truck driver, you are entitled to demand compensation for the cost of your medical care, pain, and suffering, out of pocket expenses, and the change of lifestyle you've experienced because of your injuries.Hiring a Schaumburg Truck Accident Injury Lawyer
Contact our injury law firm today to arrange a confidential and free consultation with one of our Schaumburg truck crash attorneys so that we may review the details of your case and let you know what legal options are available to you.
Our tractor-trailer truck accident team has been able to maximize the value of hundreds of our clients' personal injury cases by thoroughly investigating the cause of each trucking accident, assessing the cost of long-term care, determining the impact of injuries on victims' financial futures and relying on crucial experts to back our assertions in court. We are confident in our ability to secure damages on your behalf and will never require payment for our services unless we can do so.
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