We’ve all been there. Driving down the highway and a truck in your line of vision is driving erratically or making harsh movements through traffic.
Trucking accidents claim the lives and injure thousands of innocent people every year. Whether it is improper lane usage, driving tired or negligence, these devastating events can create challenges for years to come.
Victims of accidents involving commercial trucking equipment, often struggle with lost wages, medical bills, and emotional trauma, not to mention vehicle repair costs. During this difficult period, their family members try to provide financial assistance, care for their injuries and look after their affairs.
Special Compensation for Truck Accident Victims
The good news is that semi-trailers, commercial vehicles, delivery or towing trucks and construction equipment are all governed by strict rules and regulations which are enforced by Illinois Law. Victims of trucking or truck related accidents are entitled to certain forms of compensation for damages, pain or suffering.
Many victims of a trucking accident report receiving calls from the trucking company, insurance provider, or attorney offering them a one-time compensation payment. Once the victim accepts and signs the related documents they are typically not allowed to seek out additional compensation. Even if they have complications or cannot work years after the accident.
Speak With an Attorney First
By speaking with an attorney of your own, who is familiar with trucking accidents in Illinois, or Chicago you can truly understand the potential costs, and damages that can follow you over time. Attorneys who specialize in trucking accidents that occur in Chicago or throughout Illinois are the best source of legal advice for incidents, accidents or damages involving these vehicles.
Only a licensed Illinois attorney can adequately assess your situation and determine whether or not you have a case or are entitled to compensation. It is also important to ask whether your initial medical bills will be covered as the examinations needed to determine the extent of your injuries can become very costly.
Our team has seen firsthand the damage that trucking incidents can cause. We have helped hundreds of clients defend themselves and seek out compensation for their injuries. If you, or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, we urge you to get the answers you deserve and call us today.