It wasn’t fair. The negligence of a trucker, or trucking company, caused your crash and the size and the weight of the truck contributed to your injuries. You didn’t deserve to be hurt, but you are the one suffering physically, financially, and emotionally.
Our experienced Illinois truck accident lawyers want to change that. We want to make sure that it is the trucker, or trucking company, that pays for your injuries. We want to help you recover and move on from the nightmare that someone else’s negligence has caused you.
For the past fifty years, our lawyers have been helping people who have been seriously injured. Now, it could be our turn to help you.
We have offices in Bloomington, Gurnee, and Rockford, and we would be pleased to provide you with a free initial consultation in any of our locations. During this meeting, we can answer all of your questions and help you make the best possible decisions for moving forward after a truck accident injury.
What Are My Legal Options After an Illinois Truck Accident?
While you couldn’t prevent the truck crash that left you injured, you are in control of what happens now. You have the right to do nothing, to pay all of your expenses, and to remain uncompensated for your injuries.
But you also have the right to take action.
If you decide to pursue legal action against the trucker, the trucking company, or another party that caused your crash then you have the right to do so with an experienced Illinois truck accident lawyer by your side. Together, we can work to negotiate a fair settlement or obtain a fair court verdict in your favor so that you can get the financial resources that you deserve to recover from a serious truck accident injury.
Before you decide what to do, we encourage you to learn more about truck crash cases on our website and to contact us for a free consultation so that you can make an informed decision about your future. While the decision is up to you, the Illinois statute of limitations limits the amount of time that you have to file a truck accident case and evidence to support your claim may be fleeting. Accordingly, it is important to learn about your options and to take the necessary steps to protect your recovery as soon as possible.
What Is Included in an Illinois Truck Accident Recovery?
The goal of a truck accident case is to make it as if the truck crash never happened. While there is no amount of money that can undo the physical pain and emotional suffering you’ve endured, a financial recovery is important because it can compensate you for your past, current, and future:
If the truck crash that caused your injury was particularly egregious, then you may also recover punitive damages.
The value of your truck accident damages will be unique and will depend on numerous factors including the percentage of fault attributed to the defendant(s), your injury and prognosis, the quality of the evidence, and the persuasiveness of your arguments.
What Causes Illinois Truck Crashes?
The potential causes of an Illinois truck wreck are almost endless. Anytime a trucker, a trucking company, a truck manufacturer, or a truck mechanic acts negligently a crash can occur. A thorough investigation will reveal exactly why your own accident occurred. Some of the common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving.
- Drunk or drugged driving.
- Drowsy driving.
- The health of truckers.
- Unsecured or unbalanced cargo.
- Blind spots.
- Maintenance issues.
You do not need to know which of these, or any other factors, caused your crash at the time that you are injured. However, you should take steps to find out exactly what happened as soon as possible.
What Different Types of Truck Accidents Can Occur in Illinois?
The specific type of truck accident that left you hurt can provide important clues about the cause of your crash, about who was responsible for the crash, and about the steps that you need to take after your accident. Accordingly, it is important to consider whether you were hurt in a(n):
- Accident with a government truck.
- Accident with a truck carrying hazardous cargo.
- Accident with a box truck or delivery truck.
- Jackknife accident.
- Left-turn crash.
- Rollover wreck.
- Head-on collision.
- Rear-end accident.
- T-bone crash.
You may remember what kind of crash occurred, but don’t worry if you are unsure. The police report and the evidence gathered by your truck crash lawyer will provide you with the necessary information.
What Are Some Common Illinois Truck Accident Injuries?
Truck accidents can result in a variety of serious injuries. It is important to see a doctor as soon as possible after a truck crash for an accurate diagnosis and to get the medical treatment that you need. Some of the potential injuries that you should be aware of after a truck wreck include:
- Traumatic brain injuries.
- Broken bones.
- Respiratory illnesses.
- Spinal cord injuries.
Death can also result from truck crash injuries. In Illinois, the estate of a person who has died in a truck wreck may pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate.
We Have Answers to Your Illinois Truck Accident Questions
Truck accidents are, thankfully, not every day occurrences. If you’ve been hurt in a truck wreck, then it’s likely that you have questions. Many of our clients ask similar questions, some of which are compiled below, so that you can start getting answers right away. For example, you might want answers to questions such as:
- What should I do if I’m hurt in a truck accident?
- What shouldn’t I do if I’m hurt in a truck accident?
- How are truck accidents different from car crashes?
- How long do I have to file a truck accident case in Illinois?
- Do I need a lawyer?
You may also want answers to your individual questions. You can get these by contacting our firm directly.
What’s My Next Step After an Illinois Truck Wreck?
Right now, everything may seem overwhelming and every decision may seem momentous. However, your next step is risk free. You can contact an experienced Illinois truck accident attorney for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation. At this meeting, you can get all of your questions answered and you can learn more about your rights and your potential recovery.
If you decide to move forward with a truck accident case then we can continue to work with you risk-free. We will only be paid if you recover a settlement or court verdict. There is no hourly fee.
It is up to you to take the first step to protect your recovery and your future. Do not trust the trucking company or any insurance company to treat you fairly. Instead, contact us today via this website or by phone at 1-800-800-5678 for a free case evaluation so that you can make an informed decision about your own future.