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Waukegan Car Accident LawyerSummer time means more vacationers on the roadways of Lake County. You can expect to see more passenger trucks and SUVs pulling trailers of all kinds: boat trailers, camper trailers, horse trailers, and “toy” trailers hauling four-wheelers and dirt bikes. Drivers who are not used to towing a trailer can cause serious car accidents, particularly if they are careless or negligent in understanding the rules of safe trailer towing.

If you have been injured in an accident involving a vehicle towing a trailer, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for assistance. There are many ways the driver of a passenger truck towing a trailer can be found negligent in causing a collision, thereby making you eligible for personal injury compensation.

Towed Trailers Need Special Tires, Require Slower Speeds

Special Trailer tires. Standard car tires have more flexible sidewalls to allow for a more comfortable ride. Trailers, however, require Special Trailer (ST) tires with stiffer sidewalls that help reduce trailer sway. A driver towing a trailer with the wrong type of tires carelessly creates an increased risk of an accident. The trailer may start fishtailing, causing the driver to lose control, possibly tipping the trailer over, and causing a serious accident.

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driving safely, Waukegan personal injury lawyer, motor vehicle safety, Waukegan car accident, work zoneEveryone deserves to stay safe when they are using the road, and that includes both drivers and people working in construction zones. There are over 4,800 car accidents in work zones every year in Illinois, and road construction workers are especially vulnerable in car crashes, since they do not have protection against large, fast-moving vehicles.

One small mistake by a driver can result in a serious crash and major injuries to everyone involved. The consequences of hitting a construction worker are severe; doing so may result in up to $10,000 in fines and 14 years in prison.

In order to provide a safe environment for everyone on the road, drivers should follow these tips when driving in construction zones:

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rear-end collision, Waukegan car accident, Waukegan car accident lawyer, Illinois car crash, car accident injuriesRear end collisions are some of the most common types of car accidents, but while types of crashes may often seem to be minor, they can result in a great deal of damage to your vehicle and long-lasting effects to your health.

Following a rear end collision, you may have the impulse to quickly survey the damage and move on, but in order to avoid future difficulties, you should take the following steps:

  1. Check for injuries - If the drivers or passengers of any vehicles involved in the accident were injured, you should immediately call 911 to receive medical help.

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