The city of LaSalle, Illinois, home to nearly 10,000 LaSalle County residents, is stationed at the intersection of Interstate 39 and Interstate 80. Traffic on US Route 51 also runs through LaSalle, increasing the risk of truck accidents for distance commuters and residents alike. The LaSalle truck accident lawyers at Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd. provide legal assistance and help to protect the victims of trucking accidents that occur on the highways and byways of LaSalle, Illinois.
Even in a small city like LaSalle, commerce is continually growing, which means the tractor trailer trucks carrying their cargo are traveling through the city. Many of these trucks are packed to full capacity and weighing in at 80,000 pounds, which is disastrous when colliding with a passenger car weighing in at under 4,000 pounds. Most accidents like that have tragic results, leaving victims injured, in pain, out of work, and wondering how they are going to handle their house bills and medical bills.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the federal agency responsible for enforcing regulations, including truck driver, vehicle, company, and HAZMAT regulations, as well as providing guidance regarding their regulations. For instance, the FMCSA requires truck drivers to maintain detailed log books to track the hours they drive and to ensure federal regulations are being obeyed. Regardless of these regulations, the FMCSA estimates that 19,705 injuries and 755 fatalities occur on the roads of the U.S. every year because of fatigued, drowsy, or tired truck drivers.
It is not unusual for companies to overlook FMCSA violations in order to get cargo where it needs to be delivered on time. Their goal is to make a profit. When truck drivers and the companies that they work for put profits ahead of general safety measures, serious and fatal truck accidents are more likely to occur.
The law offices of Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd. stand up for the victims of truck accidents in LaSalle. We have the resources, as well as seven decades of experience taking on insurance companies, trucking companies, and the law firms they hire to protect their interests. You need someone protecting your interests, too. You need someone who will fight the legal battle while you focus on recovering from your injuries and getting back to work as quickly as possible.
Our LaSalle Truck Accident Attorneys Will Fight to Protect Your Rights
If you have been injured in a truck accident in LaSalle, contact Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd. to learn more about your legal options and your rights. We offer a risk-free consultation and case evaluation at no cost to you. Our LaSalle truck accident lawyers will make a serious effort to ensure that the legal process is as uncomplicated as we can make it, explaining to you the details before we proceed with each and every step. Call us today at (815) 398-9700 so we can get started on taking the pressure off of you.
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