Trucking Accidents

Illinois Semi Truck Accident Attorneys

We are a Lake County Personal Injury Law Firm that Represents Individuals that have Been in Injured Truck Accidents

Semi-Tractor Accident Lawyer, Big Rig, 18 Wheeler Collision Lawsuits and Settlements in Illinois.

If you have been involved in a semi-truck accident you know what a frightening experience it is. Unfortunately, you may also know how serious injuries from a tractor-trailer accident can be. If you or your family have been seriously or fatally injured in an eighteen-wheeler collision you need to consult a lawyer who specializes in these big rig accidents.

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Robert T. Edens in Antioch, Illinois, know that truck drivers often have to adhere to strict delivery dates which can result in long hours of driving with very little sleep. Fatigue, exhaustion, and distractions can have catastrophic consequences causing major accidents involving tractor trailers.

Vehicle operators who have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) are expected to hold a higher standard of care than other drivers according to Illinois Law. Therefore, a truck or bus accident can involve not only the driver but the company who hires them as well as the person(s) who maintain the vehicles. Poorly maintained vehicles, especially ones with unsecured loads, weighing anywhere from 10,000 – 80,000 pounds, also contribute to major trucking accidents which cause some of the most catastrophic injuries and accidents on the road.


The Illinois Tollway System consists of I-80, I-88 The East-West Tollway, I-90 The Kennedy Expressway & I-94 The Edens Expressway, I-290 The Eisenhower, Congress Parkway, and in part, The Dan Ryan Expressway, I-294 The Tri-State Tollway, and I-55, I- 355, The North-South Tollway along with other roads have approximately 5500 non-fatal truck accidents and close to 200 fatal ones annually according to the Center for National Truck and Bus Statistics (CNTBS)


The truck accident statistics listed on the above website are just a few pertaining to Illinois automotive laws and vehicle codes. In the United States, there are half a million truck accidents every year and about 5000 people die as a result. Obviously, the majority of these fatalities (98%) are the people in passenger cars, as opposed to the 18-wheelers.

Most Common Causes of Semi Truck & Tractor Trailer Trucking Accidents

1. Driver Fatigue
2. Speeding
3. Improper Truck Maintenance
4. Substance Abuse
5. Under Inflated Tires
6. Cargo Shifting – Improper Load Balance
7. Failure to Follow the Rules of The Road
8. Improperly Loading the Cargo

Contact Illinois semi-truck lawyer, Robert Edens to protect your rights in northern Illinois including the following communities: Antioch, Barrington, Crystal Lake, Fox Lake, Grayslake, Ingleside, Lake in The Hills, Lake Villa, Libertyville, Lindenhurst, McHenry, Mundelein, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Woodstock, Waukegan, and Zion.

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