Kenneth J. Allen & Associates - Injury Attorneys
Illinois and Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers and Attorneys Trial and Civil Litigation Law Firm.
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Those three words best describe the driving forces behind Kenneth J. Allen & Associates. Our firm is devoted exclusively to the practice of Accident and Injury Law, and exclusively to the people - not corporations - seriously hurt or killed in incidents as varied as on-the-job accidents, semi-truck crashes, injuries from a defective product, or loss of life because of a doctor's medical malpractice.
As the only multi-state law firm in Valparaiso Indiana, Merrillville Indiana, Indianapolis Indiana, Northwest Indiana, Chicagoland, Joliet Illinois, Tinley Park Illinois, Chicago Illinois accepting serious injury and wrongful death cases, exclusively, Kenneth J. Allen & Associates is experienced and knowledgeable in the details and procedures that can make or break a case.
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WHEN BIG RIG SEMI TRUCK DRIVERS ARE CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT: ACROSS THE COUNTRY, POLICE ARE ARRESTING TRUCK DRIVERS IN COMMERCIAL TRUCK CRASHES ON CRIMINAL CHARGES
Unfortunately, accidents between big commercial trucks (big rigs, semis, tractor-trailers, 18 wheelers) usually means fatalities will be involved in the crash. The simple matter of weight and speed differences mean that these huge vehicles are monsterously damaging to most other vehicles on the road: sedans, minivans, pickups, motorcycles, and the like.
Still, accidents are accidents and truck drivers are human beings: some truck wrecks are tragedies, but they aren’t criminal actions. Until they are.
Here are some recent examples from across the country where a commercial truck driver involved in a crash or accident has been arrested by the local law enforcement authorities on homicide charges because someone died in the wreck of the big rig / semi / 18 wheeler / tractor-trailer and the other motor vehicle on the road:
Michigan Semi Truck Driver charged with three counts each of vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, and causing a fatality through negligent operation of a motor vehicle in Ohio chain-reaction crash that involved several vehicles.
It’s not always the truck driver that gets charged with homicide in this big rig crashes, though. Consider last month’s crash in Austin, Texas: here, the driver who ran a red light and slammed into the semi truck is facing homicide charges.