Getting in a commercial trucking accident can be devastating to those affected. Most of the time, they are catastrophic and change a person's life drastically. Commercial trucks are massive and can cause a lot of damage, including injuries, property losses, and even loss of life. And the thought of pursuing a trucking accident settlement after the fact can be intimidating, to say the least. Large trucking companies tend to have seemingly endless financial resources and tough lawyers in their pockets.
In 2019, 38,800 people were estimated to have lost their lives in car crashes. Another 4.4 million had serious injuries associated with car crashes and they required medical attention. Although the number of car crashes seems to be decreasing in recent years, they are still happening at a frightening level.
Buses are a chosen mode of transportation for many Chicago commuters. Unfortunately, these heavy vehicles can cause serious injuries to passengers and other vehicles on the road. There are various causes of bus accidents and many injuries that can result ranging from scratches to severe bodily trauma, and sometimes even death.
Ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft are quickly becoming the favored transportation option over taxis in population-dense cities like Chicago. In July 2017, it was reported that Uber was a more popular choice over taxis in New York City, with an average of 289,000 Uber rides per day compared to taxis 277,000 rides per day. And from 2016 to 2017, ridesharing trips increased by 37%. Since then, they've continued to rise in popularity.
When someone is injured on public or private property due to hazardous conditions, negligence, or inadequate maintenance, the owners or operators may be liable. This type of occurrence falls under the category of premises liability.
There are different types of liabilities and various claims and cases within this broad category, so today we'll answer some of the most common questions about this personal injury litigation.