Automobile accidents can cause extreme physical injury to victims. And, in addition to physical pain and suffering, these injured victims must deal with large and unforeseen medical bills, lost wages, and emotional trauma. Most often, auto accidents are caused by a driver's negligence or recklessness. But in some cases, vehicle design flaws can contribute to the accident. For example, in SUV rollover accidents, faulty original equipment, or after-market equipment could be to blame.
A trucking accident occurs when large trucks (10,000+ lbs.) collide with other vehicles or pedestrians. Around 500,000 trucking accidents occur every year in the United States. Of these, approximately 5,000 trucking accidents result in fatalities. In fact, one out of every eight traffic fatalities involves a trucking accident.
Most of the deaths and injuries involve the passengers of vehicles; truck drivers usually escape trucking accidents with little or no personal injury.
Due to the large size of trucks, a trucking accident can greatly endanger the lives of other smaller vehicles unnecessarily when truck operators fail to consider proper trucking accident prevention.
Motorcycle accidents in Chicago are very common. Riding a motorcycle poses serious risks-without the physical protection cars offer. Motorcyclists are more susceptible to serious injury posed by other drivers, defective roadway design, harsh weather conditions, and product defects. Victims may sustain broken limbs, road rash, traumatic brain injuries, and other harm, including death. In fact, in 2000 alone, 2,862 motorcyclists were killed, and another 58,000 were injured. If motorcyclists do survive their crashes, they may face large medical bills, job loss, permanent disability, and other hardships.
At the Law Offices of William L. Barr, we have dealt with the complexities of these type of cases many times. Let us help you obtain full and fair compensation that you deserve.
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