You know how hard it can be when maneuvering a regular passenger vehicle in crowded rush hour traffic. Imagine the extra considerations a commercial truck driver has to take when driving a vehicle that can be more than double the length and 3x the weight of a standard car!Commercial truck drivers must undergo extra training and licensing for their vehicle operation, so they should be extra aware of the rules of the road and traffic laws. Unfortunately, this is not the case with all truck drivers and neglecting to follow the traffic laws can sometimes result in serious truck accidents.There are additional safety measures commercial trucks have to make driving easier, such as extra mirrors or warnings for other drivers to not follow too close or in blind spots. Unfortunately, when the driver is negligent in following traffic laws, there can be serious accidents.Trucks failing to use proper turn signals, ignoring traffic stops, and driving at excessive speeds can all result in serious injury or fatal truck accidents. Because commercial trucks are so heavy, speeding allows for less time to slow down in the event an emergency stop needs to be made. Trucks failing to keep in the proper lane accounted for 11% of fatal crashes in 2008, and excessive speed caused 8% according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.When you are involved in a serious Illinois truck accident, you need to be aware of the types of truck driver negligence that commonly lead to truck accidents and how that may affect your claim. When filing a personal injury claim to recover damages for your Illinois truck accident, the negligence of both drivers will be called into question. An experienced Chicago truck accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. knows there is a crucial window to be able to obtain the driver records when you are involved in a truck accident. For help in making sure your Illinois truck accident claim is filed as quickly as possible, contact us today for a free case evaluation. 312-263-1080.