Truck Accidents Can Be Devastating
Did you know that the Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights area has more than 37,500 resident truck drivers? With more truck drivers in Illinois than many states in the nation, accidents that involve tractor-trailers or commercial trucks are more common with more than 10,000 accidents reported in 2018.
Have you been involved in an accident with a commercial truck or tractor-trailer? Do you believe you deserve compensation for injury or property damage? They can help you navigate the legal process at Heller Trakhtman & Associates. The attorneys have a combined 75 years of experience helping clients who have been injured in truck accidents.
What Should You Do In A Truck Accident?
Illinois has specific guidelines for what to do when you are involved in a truck accident. First, stop and render aid to any injured drivers or passengers and call for medical assistance. Second, provide your contact information and vehicle information. A failure to follow this procedure may result in a Class A Misdemeanor charge. Types of accidents that are common when a commercial truck is involved include rear-end accidents, intersection accidents, left-hand-turn accidents and head-on impacts.
Do you believe that the accident occurred due to negligence? You may be entitled to damages. Key examples of driver negligence in a truck accident lawsuit include driver fatigue, distracted driving, speeding, poor driving decisions, unfamiliarity with the area or driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Indirect causes include a poor truck design and poor truck maintenance.
With proof of negligence, you may be entitled to compensation and damages for medical expenses, missed wages from loss of work, decrease in your ability to earn money and decreased quality of life. In the tragic event that a family member was killed in the accident, an individual can be compensated with survivor loss benefit damages that include hospital costs, property damages, loss of potential future earnings, funeral expenses and intangible damages. The statute of limitations for a truck accident are two years for a personal injury lawsuit and five years for a property damage lawsuit.
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Are you trying to make a case for negligence in a truck accident? They know that there can be a lot of legal roadblocks and they can help. They will be with you every step of the way. Call them today at 847-929-9624 or use this email form to tell them about your case.