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July 29, 2022

Hurley McKenna & Mertz: 2022 Success Story – $6M Settlement in an Alabama Truck Collision Case

Hurley McKenna & Mertz (HMM) is proud to announce that partner Michael T. Mertz has achieved a $6,000,000 settlement for a 55-year-old Chicago man injured in a head-on collision with a truck in 2019 in Birmingham, Alabama. The Collision On February 4,...

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February 13, 2020

Over-Weight Truck Accidents

There are thousands of semi-trucks on the road each day, and the amount of load they are allowed to carry is determined by federal and state regulations. In Illinois, the weight limit for commercial vehicles is 80,000 pounds. The weight...

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February 13, 2020

Truck Accidents Caused By Poor Vehicle Maintenance

Truck drivers and trucking companies only make money when they are transporting their loads from point A to point B. For this reason, any amount of time the truck sits idle is considered lost revenue in their minds. The pressure...

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February 13, 2020

Truck Driver Fatigue Accidents

Driver fatigue is the cause of many of the accidents on the nation’s roads and interstates. Most often, these are truck accidents involving a driver that has been on the road too long and/or has been using substances to help...

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February 13, 2020

Alcohol and Drug Related Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 30 people are killed in the United States every day in alcohol-related car crashes. This amounts to more than one every hour. Accidents involving drug use are more difficult to measure, but...

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February 13, 2020

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can be devastating. The sheer weight and size of trucks make them lethal. Brakes on trucks wear out much faster than on automobiles. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) show that hundreds of thousands of large...

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February 13, 2020

Tire Blowouts Accidents

When tire blowouts occur while driving, they can lead to serious and even deadly consequences. Cars traveling at medium to high speeds are even more likely to end up in a crash because of the sudden loss of pressure when...

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February 13, 2020

Uninsured Drivers

About one out of six drivers in the United States is uninsured, and about 14 percent of injury accidents to insured drivers and their passengers are caused by uninsured motorists. About 13 percent of Illinois drivers are uninsured and a...

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