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New ELD Mandates Truck Driver Compliance

Apr 04 2018 in Truck Accidents

December 2017 was the deadline for trucking companies and independent truckers to install electronic logging devices (ELDs) in their commercial motor vehicles. ELDs, introduced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), attach to the truck’s engine and record the number of hours a trucker…

Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Apr 02 2018 in Auto Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents

The most recent data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that almost 5,400 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle-related accidents in 2015. Additionally, another 70,000 were injured. These pedestrian accidents, on average, kill a person every 1.6 hours and injure one…

How to Make Chicago Roads Safer

Mar 29 2018 in Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

In 2017, the number of deaths related to motor vehicle accidents reached nearly 40,000. While this figure is slightly lower than the number of fatalities in 2016, it still follows a trend of a steady increase in deaths since 2014. Motor vehicle deaths in Chicago…

How Truck Accident Claims are Investigated

Mar 28 2018 in Truck Accidents

An accident involving a commercial truck can be a devastating event. When fully loaded, eighteen-wheel semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Their sheer size is enough to cause serious damage, injuries, and even death. If the accident was a result of the truck driver’s…