Posted On: June 5, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Recent 18-Wheeler Truck Accidents Cause Injuries and Death

The family of 64-year-old Theresa Alonso is grieving in the wake of her tragic death yesterday after she was involved in an 18-wheeler truck collision. Alonso, who is a grandmother, was walking back to a retirement center to attend a BBQ she had organized when she was hit by the large truck.The truck driver that struck her says he didn’t see Alonso over the hood of his 18-wheeler truck.

18-Wheeler Truck Accidents
Proving liability in an 18-wheeler truck collision is hard work and can take time, which is why you need an experienced Chicago truck crash lawyer working with you. There may be more than one liable party—depending on the circumstances surrounding your truck accident—and your Chicago 18-wheeler truck accident attorney can pursue all avenues of recovery while protecting your legal rights.

In another recent 18-wheeler truck crash, two people were injured on the North Sam Houston Tollway on Friday night. The truck collision happened when a car accused of running a red light hit a van and the trailer of an 18-wheeler tanker truck. The impact of the crash caused the tanker to turn over and some of the truck’s fuel to spread over the road and into the sewer system. A fire broke out, which took more than an hour to contain. The van driver and the car driver were taken to the hospital in stable condition.

18-wheeler trucks are so massive in size and often carry such heavy cargo that anyone involved in a traffic crash with them has a likely chance of getting seriously hurt. If the truck crash occurred because the truck driver, the trucking company, or another party was negligent, you may be able to obtain the financial recovery you are owed for your injuries, medical expenses, and other costs and losses.

Staten Island Grandmother Killed By Truck, Gothamist, June 6, 2010

2 Injured in fiery tanker truck wreck on Sam Houston Tollway, KHOU, June 4, 2010

Related Web Resource:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Our Chicago truck accident law firm is so successful at what we do because we are dedicated to doing what is right for our clients. The Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates would like to offer you a free consultation.

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