Northern Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys for Truck Accident Victims
Any car accident can be stressful. However, if you have been involved in a truck accident involving a truck driver driving a semi truck or commercial truck, you likely have experienced another level of turmoil. Given the extreme weight that trucks carry, and the fact that they are often carrying a tractor trailer full of cargo, the damages ensuing from accidents like these can be immense. Because of the speed and mass involved in commercial trucking, injuries resulting from truck accidents are often severe and catastrophic. All too often, truck accidents result in fatal injuries and wrongful death claims. Truck accident victims are owed a level of attention and responsibility from the trucking company that should be held accountable.
Cases involving major commercial trucking incidents should not be taken lightly. If you or someone close to you has been injured or killed in a truck accident in Illinois, our experienced team of skilled and knowledgeable Northern Illinois personal injury lawyers are here to protect your right to fair compensation.
Experiencing a major trucking incident can lead to major injuries, or even death. For individuals or loved ones that are grieving, this period of emotional distress often arises suddenly and unexpectedly. Seeking relief would be reasonable, but unfortunately not everyone respects this intense period. Often, insurance companies take advantage of victims and their families while they are at their lowest point. These situations normally play out by the presentation of a low cash offer from the insurance companies to the families of victims. While the initial offer may seem like a welcomed peace offering, the amount presented is usually not a fair representation of what you truly deserve. A fair settlement should cover not only the cost of medical bills, but also any other ensuing expenses. At the initial time of the accident, many thoughts may be coursing through the heads of victims or their families. A car accident is not only shocking, but leaves lots of open ended questions. How will I repair my vehicle, or cover the cost of another one? How will I pay for my injuries, and how long will it take to recover? How will I ever feel safe or comfortable on the road again? Will I ever be able to work again? How can I continue to care for my family? And in cases of death, how will i be able to cover funeral expenses? A fair settlement should answer all of those questions, covering any and every expense directly or tangentially related to your accident, such as medical bills, physical and mental therapy costs, lost wages, transportations costs, funeral expenses, and more.
This is why it is critical to call a Palatine truck accident lawyer. At our law firm, our experienced team of attorneys have extensive experience handling truck accident claims throughout Northern Illinois. We truly believe that knowledge is power, and want to ensure that our clients feel as confident throughout the process as we do. From an initial consultation all the way through the litigation process, we remain available to our clients to provide them any and all information that they need. The legal advice of an experienced accident attorney can be a game changing decision during a critical point after the incident.
Uncovering The Causes Of Truck Accidents
Accidents happen quickly and suddenly. The decisions made in the immediate moments following the incident are critical in determining how the case will proceed overall. In order to lay the foundation of a case, it is important that you understand the facts and details surrounding what occurred. Given the trauma that a client may have experienced, these details may be hard to recollect. This where the experience and expertise of a trained accident lawyer. fOne of the most important aspects of handling a truck accident claim is determining the cause of the accident, in order to begin to navigate a path forward. Common causes of semitruck accidents include:
- Speeding, racing, or other forms of reckless driving
- Driver fatigue or falling asleep at the wheel
- The influence Drug and alcohol abuse
- Malfunctioning of brakes, steering wheel or other technical truck components
- Improper lighting on the roads
Matching Them Step For Step
Trucking companies plan for events like this. They have teams of lawyers and investigators standing by to flood the scene of a truck accident and find facts that are supportive of their position.
Our lawyers have the skill and experience to match this formidable legal opponent step for step. We have access to elite accident reconstructionists, medical professionals and other experts who help us find facts that might otherwise remain hidden. You do not want to face a trucking company alone. We are here to make sure you don’t have to.
Let Us Do The Heavy Lifting
Taking on a legal battle may seem overwhelming right now, but remember, you don’t have to go it alone. We are here to lift this legal burden off your shoulders so you can focus on recovering and rebuilding your life. To get started, call our law offices at 815-344-8860 or contact our firm online.