Roadside, Shoulder and Disabled Vehicle Accidents
It is not infrequent when an Illinois interstate has a disabled or damaged vehicle stalled on the roadside or shoulder. A passing motorist may notice that the vehicle on a shoulder has no driver. Sometimes these vehicles are tagged for towing, yet remain on the shoulder of well-traveled Illinois highways. A disabled vehicle on the side of a busy highway is in need of roadside emergency service. That can take some time to occur. It is a setup for a high speed crash. Most persons whose vehicles are disabled or stopped working on a road or highway call for roadside assistance. This would require a tow truck to come to aid the person and the disabled vehicle.
A driver of a vehicle that is disabled and on a shoulder of a busy Illinois road or highway is in danger of being hit by another vehicle. Being stranded on the highway is inherently dangerous. The chances of being hit by a passing car or truck are increased when on the side of a highway.
Even the experienced tow truck operators who are trying to assist stalled or disabled vehicles on roadways face similar dangers. Disabled vehicles are caused by many possible problems including flat tires, radiator malfunction or running out of gas. This can happen at any time. Unfortunately, roadside collisions and highway shoulder accidents occur all over Illinois.
Roadside and shoulder accidents occur frequently in Illinois and can be a cause fatalities. Motorists approaching a disabled vehicle or car travel at highway speeds that may reach 70 mph on Illinois’ highways. If a motorist’s view is blocked by a larger commercial truck ahead, it may not be possible to move out of the way of a disabled vehicle in order to avoid a crash.
Most times it is the person who is outside the disabled car, truck or motorcycle to suffer the greatest amount of injury on impact. It happens that even police officers conducting a routine traffic stop can be victims of roadside or shoulder accidents.
If you or someone you know have been injured or died as a result of a roadside, on shoulder or disabled vehicle accident, please call us for a free immediate consultation. Robert Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has been handling Chicago and Illinois drunk driving accidents for more than 40 years.
Kreisman Law Offices has prevailed in trials and settlements in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding areas and successfully resolved cases for severely injured clients for over these many years.
With our years of experience in trying and settling automobile accident cases, Kreisman Law Offices provides the best possible services to our clients and have achieved unsurpassed results. Our service is unmatched. Please call us 24 hours a day at 312.346.0045 or toll free 800.583.8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online. There is no charge for a consultation that will include an evaluation of your case, assessment of your damages such as lost income, lost wages, medical and hospital bills, past and future pain and suffering, loss of normal life and wrongful death.