Our readers may have seen the reports about a recent construction accident in a nearby Illinois community west of the Arlington Heights area that left one construction worker dead and another construction worker injured. One worker was killed and the second worker was critically injured when a steel beam fell on them at the construction site. A crane was being used to unload steel beams at the site at the time of the construction accident. The beam was approximately 30 feet in the air when the crane failed and the beam dropped.
The size and weight disparity of trucks can cause catastrophic accidents and injuries. While car accidents can be unquestionably serious, truck accidents can be devastating for victims and their families. Victims and their family members may be able to recover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages and other types of damages depending on the circumstances.