Category Archives: Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Results In Five People Being Critically Injured

Truck accidents continue to be a significant traffic safety problem in and around Lake County. On this site, many aspects of truck accidents – including statistics and the severity of accident injuries that typically during truck accidents – is further discussed on the “Truck Accidents” page. Also discussed on that page is the main reasons for truck accidents, many of which are the fault of the truck driver.

As mentioned on that page, often there is a significant need for injury compensation for those who have been injured during crashes involving trucks. This significant need is due to many factors, including the high cost of medical care as well as often-significant extent of injuries. Typically, those who have been hurt in such crashes that weren’t their fault file a personal injury lawsuit in order to receive accident compensation.

On Sunday (April 21, 2019) afternoon there was a truck accident on the Edens in which five people were critically injured. This wreck involved a semi truck colliding with four cars at approximately 2:17 p.m. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP) the crash happened on eastbound I-94 at mile marker 26.5, near South Pfingsten Road.

An excerpt concerning the incident, from the April 21, 2019 NBC Chicago article titled “5 Critically Hurt in Chain Reaction Crash on Edens“:

At least five people suffered life-threatening injuries after a semi-truck failed to stop and crashed into several vehicles on Interstate 94 Sunday afternoon. 

According to police, the vehicles were stopped because of heavy traffic on the roadway. The semi-trailer, driven by 23-year-odl Jeffrie Baker of Chicago, failed to yield to the traffic, slamming into multiple cars. 

Baker was issued a citation for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

This Edens truck accident remains under investigation.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the April 21 CBS Chicago article (with video) titled “5 Critically Injured In 5-Vehicle Crash On Edens Expressway In Northbrook.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.  

Fatal Libertyville Accident Involving Man Hit By Snow Plow

A fatal Libertyville accident occurred on Monday (January 28, 2019) morning. The accident involved a snow plow fatally striking a man who was using a snowblower at the time of this fatal Libertyville accident.

According to the Libertyville Police Department, the incident occurred at about 9:50 a.m. in the
600 block of Bridle Court in Libertyville. At that time a man was using a snowblower on the bottom of a driveway when he was struck by a snow plow that was backing up.

The man died at the accident scene. He was later identified as Donald Anderson, 75, of Libertyville.

This fatal Libertyville accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the January 28, 2019 article (with video) titled “Man struck, killed by snowplow in Libertyville” as well as the January 28 Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch article titled “Elderly Man Hit, Killed By Snow Plow.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.  

Truck Accidents That Occur In Lake County, Illinois

Truck accidents is a subject that is discussed on the “Lake County Truck Accidents” page.  This page discusses various Lake County truck accident statistics, and discusses various aspects of truck accidents, including the causes of truck accidents.

There are many reasons as to why trucks are vulnerable to being in accidents.  Among these reasons is that due to their weight, trucks take longer to slow or stop.  As well, this weight makes vehicle handling challenging, especially under adverse conditions.

As well, due to the potential for shifting weight and other factors, trucks are susceptible to rolling over, either before or after a collision.

One such Lake County semi truck rollover accident happened on October 16, 2018 on I-94 near IL-120 which is in the Gurnee area.   Details on this accident appear limited at this time; the reason for the rollover does not appear to be publicly disclosed at this time.

As seen in the accident scene photo seen in the October 16, 2018 wgntv.com article titled “Semi truck crash closes southbound lanes on I-94 near IL-120,” the truck completely rolled over.  This crash was particularly concerning as the truck’s cargo was said to be some type of corrosive material that was considered to be hazardous.

I-94 was closed and partially closed, which caused traffic disruptions for hours.

Additional details regarding Lake County truck accidents can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Driver Critically Injured After Car “Rear-Ended” By Semi In Libertyville

There was a crash in unincorporated Libertyville on Monday (March 19, 2018) morning.  The crash involved a car that was “rear-ended” by a semi truck.

According to information provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, in a media March 21, 2018 release titled “Critical Unincorporated Libertyville Traffic Crash”  the crash led to one driver (the driver of the car that was “rear-ended”) being critically injured.

An excerpt from the media release mentioned above:

On March 19, 2018, at approximately 10:40 AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the area of Route 137 and Center Street in unincorporated Libertyville for a traffic crash with injuries. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they located a vehicle with extensive damage from a semi-truck hitting it from behind.

Preliminary investigation shows a 2000 Mack semi-truck pulling a gravel hauler was traveling westbound Route 137 when it struck a 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer stopped on westbound Route 137 at Center Street.

The driver of the Mitsubishi Lancer was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment of accident injuries.  The driver was in critical condition.

The traffic accident investigation is being conducted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Lake County rear-end crash can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above as well as the March 20 Lake Forest Patch article (with crash scene photo) titled “1 Critically Injured When Semi Rear-Ends Car:  Police.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

Semi Truck Accident On Wesbound I-94 In Gurnee

There has been truck accidents on westbound I-94 in Gurnee.

Details on the accidents, as well as any injuries, is limited at this time.  According to media sources, there were multiple crashes involving five semis.  The cause of such crashes is not publicly disclosed at this time.  However, the primary crash was a “chain-reaction” crash, after which one truck driver was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after complaining of head pain.

At least one of the semis burst into flames.

It is unknown as to what other accident injuries resulted from these truck accidents.

Additional details concerning these Lake County truck accidents can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the February 6, 2018 NBC Chicago article (with video) titled “Multiple Semis Involved In Fiery Crash Near Gurnee,” the February 6 Daily Herald article (with crash scene photo) titled “Lanes reopen on southbound I-94 in Lake County” and the February 6 Lake County News-Sun article titled “Crashes and fire on Tollway near Gurnee shut down eastbound traffic for hours.”

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Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”

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Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is a law firm that concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To immediately speak directly with a trial lawyer from the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.