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Frequently Asked Questions

The department is located at 23330 Madison Avenue. You can also contact them at their non-emergency phone number: (618) 877-6111.

In Illinois, you must be 19 years or older to operate a cell phone through Bluetooth or another hands-free device in your car. All motorists are advised to refrain from using any device while in the car. It is illegal to use a device while the car is not in park or neutral on the side of the road or in a parking lot. That includes stoplights!

You only need to be 18 years old to drive a truck inside your resident state. You must be 21 years old to operate a truck outside your home state.

Overview of Granite City, IL: Transportation and Geography

Granite City is part of Madison County, Illinois.

In 2018, the whole of Madison County traveled a massive 2,956,586,114 miles. Belleville and the neighboring St. Claire County also reached 2 billion but fell slightly shorter, at 2,815,295,626 miles in 2018. That’s a lot of driving! With all that travel, someone will certainly make a mistake. The transportation of steel in Granite City is necessary for the success of the company. Therefore, large, heavy trucks and tractors are common in this area. Knowing the proper handling of the machines and/or your vehicle to avoid accidents could mean the difference between life and death.

Things To Do in Granite City, Illinois

In Granite City, you can find anywhere from a home-cooked meal to a little cafe on the corner. Uncle Linney’s Restaurant has the “grandma’s kitchen” food you’ve been searching for. Welcoming employees, a lovely atmosphere, and delicious food makes for a relaxing and enjoyable eating experience.

Novel Idea and Bookstore and More makes the “bookstore on the corner” a brand new genre. This little nook houses hundreds of books, a record shop, and a vintage candy store. Connected to this lovely little shop is theBoardgamery.Who doesn’t want to drink some delicious coffee and play a game with some friends? With the bookstore just around the bend, you can even grab some tea and an ice cream cone and read some amazing books. What a combo!

Perhaps the most popular (and beautiful) of Granite City’s attractions are the parks. Over 175 acres of reserved land for the parks and recreation department means that anyone of any age can participate in nature’s glory. The parks are not only a charming place to walk around, but host hundreds of activities. Basketball courts, ice rinks, football complexes, and even a waterpark are just some of the places to check out. Not only do the parks have things to see, but lessons for those who want to learn how to do some of those activities! Dance classes, figure skating lessons, and even country line dance nights are available all year round.

Why Do I Need a Granite City Truck Accident Lawyer?

St. Louis is just a short drive down the road. Granite City produces 2.8 million net tons of steel a year. Transporting all this product requires some heavy-duty vehicles. And with some heavy-duty trucks come heavy-duty accidents. Truck accidents, bus accidents, car accidents, and various other crashes are under TorHoerman Law’s coverage. Having a good relationship with your attorney is necessary, especially when they know the ins and outs of the law.

Granite City is covered by one of the most successful law companies in the area, TorHoerman Law.

Who is TorHoerman Law?

TorHoerman Law is a team of lawyers well-versed and experienced in personal injury law. This group of men and women have dedicated their time to help people- like you! We all know accidents can happen, especially with such large and heavy trucks. Let TorHoerman Law help you through a difficult time.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Granite City, IL

Truck drivers often drive for extended periods. This means that accidents become increasingly more possible as the journey continues.

Some of the things listed below may be the cause of accidents on the road.

  1. Fatigued Drivers are common with not only truck and bus drivers, but also with regular people and regular cars. Sitting in one place for a long time makes the body tired. Driving while sleep-deprived or drowsy can be just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.
  2. Driving Under the Influence is a large cause of concern among truckers and bus drivers. While many people are safe and don’t make this mistake, sometimes drivers will practice illegal actions and impair their judgment. Driving under the influence can slow reaction time, blur lines on the road or road signs, and increase the likelihood of speeding and reckless driving.
  3. Distracted Driving is becoming increasingly common in not only truckers and bus drivers, but also drivers of other vehicles as well. Even something as simple as messing with the music or eating your lunch can take attention from other drivers and the road in front of you. Keeping your eyes and ears on the task at hand can mean the difference between life and death for you and your family.
  4. Reckless Driving is driving with willful disrespect for other drivers on the road. Speeding, (at all, but more specifically, 20 miles or more over the limit) tailgating, weaving between other cars, or cutting off other drivers is incredibly dangerous. Buses and trucks are at a larger risk for death in these scenarios due to the sheer size and weight of the vehicle. Slowing down, stopping, and turning are all incredibly difficult in a large vehicle. At high speeds, this may not even be possible. Following signs and road markings make things safer for everyone on the road.
  5. Improper Vehicle Maintenance and Training is something that isn’t always the driver’s fault, like the weather. Improper care of the truck or bus can mean shaky equipment, flat tires, and even things falling off into the road. Training is often done through the actual company and usually requires a certain amount of practice and previous experience. If there is something funky going on with the driver or actual vehicle, many trucks have a number to call. Making sure everything is safe for everyone could save a life.
  6. Weather Conditions are impossible to control, but you make your own choices. If the roads are wet or icy, it makes travel more dangerous than a bright and sunny day. Slowing and stopping on wet conditions becomes increasingly difficult the wetter the weather becomes. Fog, nighttime, and heavy downpour may obscure vision, making smaller cars and road signs hard to see. Being cautious and careful in all weather scenarios is necessary.

What Do I Do After A Truck Accident IN Granite City, IL

  • Stay put. Never leave the scene of an accident unless you need immediate medical assistance.
  • Call the cops. Officers and medical officials know much more about an accident than the average civilian, so they’re an essential resource.
    • Illinois State Law requires that an accident be reported if an injury or death occurred. In accidents with large vehicles (trucks and buses, for example) these types of accidents are common.
    • If the accident or injury resulted in $1500 or more, it must be reported within 10 days. It is a felony to do otherwise.
  • Take some pictures. Photos are evidence. Taking pictures to show how and when an accident happened may help move the case in the correct direction.
  • Don’t admit fault. Admitting to another party or their insurance that you caused the accident may lead to another lawsuit and increased cost on your end. Leave that to your Granite City truck accident lawyer.
  • Keep records. Having quick access to medical records, maintenance bills, and communication between parties will help you and your lawyer in the future.
  • Contact an attorney. Contact a Granite City truck accident lawyer to help you on your way to a settlement and a finished lawsuit.

Facts About Car Insurance

Illinois law states that all motorists must carry a license and registration at all times.

If you get stopped by an officer and you don’t have the necessary information, you may be cited for a traffic violation. Keeping the required information in your vehicle is the most efficient way to ensure no extra citations occur. Sometimes, insurance and law enforcement send out randoms questionnaires to be answered online. If the state or the insurance cannot match up the information or it doesn’t exist, a suspension can be put on your license. If you have been uninsured in the past, it’s also possible that new companies will not give you a policy if you try to get one. Keeping up with the required driving information is key to be safe (and legal) on the road. The minimum insurance policies as listed by the Secretary of State are as below:

  • $25,000 for the injury or death of one person in an accident
  • $50,000 for the injury or death of one or more people in an accident
  • $20,000 for damage to the property of another person in an accident

Contact A Granite City Truck Accident Lawyer

Your case is unique to any other, though it may have some similarities. Most cases will be finished within six months, though some take longer. In Illinois, you must file a lawsuit for your accident no later than two years after the date of the crash. It is crucial to find a willing attorney to help you file ASAP so you don’t miss the date!

After your attorney has helped you file your case, litigation discovery will begin. This period is when all the evidence, testimonies, photos, and records are presented on all sides of the case. Often, after discovery, parties involved will try and resolve the case and move on with settlements.

Settlements are agreed upon by the attorneys and insurance, as well as the parties involved. They can either be paid in a lump-sum or throughout a pay period. However, if a settlement can’t be agreed upon, your case may go to trial. Never fear, your attorney will be with you the whole way! The lawyers at TorHoerman Law are always prepared to make you the most comfortable in your case. Questions, comments, and concerns can go straight to your attorney, or handled through the 24-hour portal on our websites. Our job is to make justice for people, through people for justice.

Contact TorHoerman Law today!

For additional information, see the following:

For additional legal practices in Granite City, IL, visit the following pages:

Manuel, Jeff, and James Parrill. “The National Enameling and Stamping Company (NESCO) – Madison Historical.” Madison Historical The National Enameling and Stamping Company NESCO Comments. 05 July 2017. 17 July 2019

“Novel Idea Bookstore & More.” Facebook. 16 July 2019

“About Uncle Linny’s Restaurant In Pontoon Beach IL.” Uncle Linny’s Restaurant, Food, and Brew. 16 July 2019

“Distracted, Drowsy, and Aggressive Driving.” Distracted, Drowsy and Aggressive Driving. Illinois Secretary of State. 11 July 2019.

“Mandatory Insurance Vehicle Services.” Mandatory Insurance. Illinois Secretary of State. 09 July 2019

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