Illinois Interstates: Crossroads of the Nation
Posted on May 3rd, 2021 by Zane Cagle
The 23 interstate highways that crisscross Illinois are all linked to the 13 Illinois interstates that carry traffic across Illinois borders into surrounding states and throughout the country via the national interstate system. In 2012, when the state of Wisconsin unveiled a plan for expanding the Interstate 39/90 corridor from the Illinois state line to Madison, they noted that 35 percent of the traffic on I-39 comes from heavy trucking. This is especially noteworthy to Illinois drivers.
Truck drivers do an important job. They transport nearly all of the goods that we purchase in Missouri and Illinois. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulates the trucking industry to promote the safe driving of truckers and to reduce the number of accidents resulting in serious injury and death. Like the rest of us, truck drivers work long hours to make a living, however, when a truck driver makes an error, it can be a life or death scenario in seconds as illustrated in yesterday’s accident. When drivers of any kind drive fatigued or do not follow the road signs, they endanger others.
If You Have Been Involved in a Truck Accident
If you have been in an accident with a semi-truck, you are probably seriously injured. If not, then you are one of the blessed few. Often truck accidents result in tragic death and serious injury. Because of the traumatic and damaging nature of truck accidents, most are investigated by interstate authorities. If you have been involved in one of the accidents, seeking legal representation is critical. A rule of thumb: if your only damage is property damage, you probably do not need an attorney, however, if you have physical injuries or several injuries or have lost a loved one, legal representation is a must. When seeking legal assistance, be certain you have an experienced truck accident lawyer who is familiar with the many regulations and regulatory groups in the United States. Our attorneys at The Cagle Law Firm have represented many truck accident victims and truck drivers as well. Call one of our attorneys at (314) 276-1681.