Owner liability in personal injury accidents

Illinois premises liability law states that those who suffer because a home or business owner failed to maintain the conditions of their property may be able to collect money for medical bills, lost wages and possibly pain and suffering. One case, in which the premises liability law was cited, centered on a party that was […]

Truckers often violate driving limits

Commercial truck drivers are often prone to drowsiness on the road due to long hours spent hauling products across the state or country. Federal regulations aimed at increasing safety and decreasing driver drowsiness went into effect in July of 2013. Known as hours-of-service rules, this new regulation provides updated guidelines as to when truck drivers […]

OSHA guidelines for the airline industry

The airline industry serves millions of people around the world every year, but little is publicly known about injuries sustained by these workers in work-related accidents, and any changes airlines may be making to increase safety for the workers who provide these services. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration provides clear instructions and information on […]

Distraction and truck drivers in Illinois

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states that truck drivers who choose to text and drive are 23.2 times more likely to cause a safety-critical event, like a crash, near-crash or lane deviation than their counterparts that do not text and drive. In 2011, a restriction was placed on all handheld cellphone use for truck […]

The differences between 18-wheelers and passenger vehicles

An 18-wheeler truck is a formidable vehicle. Designed to transport large amounts of freight, the 18-wheeler takes special skills to maneuver. It also demands a certain amount of caution from nearby passenger vehicles. Drivers of cars, motorcycles and scooters are often unaware of the challenges inherent in truck driving, and they do not always give […]

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