Posted on December 8th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
A recent accident in Illinois has once again shown how damaging truck accidents can be when truckers are negligent or fatigued from long hours. The accident occurred on I-57 in Northern Illinois near Chicago when a semi-truck failed to observe a traffic stop, causing an eight-vehicle collision that killed one person an injured two others. Although no specific cause is known at this time, authorities believe the trucker may have been experiencing driver fatigue that affected his ability to pay attention. If the accident does prove to have been the trucker’s fault, both he and his employer could be liable to the families affected by this accident in civil litigation. Traffic accidents involving trucks and other larger vehicles can have devastating results when the driver was negligent or reckless on the road.
After getting in an accident, it is important to contact a Truck Accident Attorney immediately to learn your options for compensation. At Page Cagle in St. Louis, our premier personal injury attorneys are available now for a free consultation, so call us today.