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Morris Truck Accident Lawyer

Just outside of Joliet, resting right in the heart of Grundy County and just east of LaSalle County, is the tranquil little town of Morris, Illinois. Known for its great shopping and outdoor recreation opportunities along the I and M Canal, Morris is a great place to call home. Sadly, in small towns throughout the region, serious trucking accidents are all too common. As a major trucking corridor, the region has more than its share of large semi-trucks on the road, and that can mean added dangers for local residents and visitors alike.  

If you or someone you love is injured in a semi-truck accident in or around Morris, IL, it is crucial that you act quickly. Trucking accidents are not the same as car accidents, and it is imperative that you take swift and definitive steps to protect your rights. Call the Morris truck accident lawyer at Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd today.

Common Types of Trucking Accidents

Among all the ways that truck accidents can happen, there are some scenarios that are the most common.

  • Asleep at the Wheel. Truck drivers are not only bound by state laws, but they must also adhere to federal motor carrier regulations, designed to ensure that professional truck drivers do not keep driving past what is safe. The longer a driver is behind the wheel, the more likely he or she can become fatigued and drowsy. When drivers violate the “hours of service” rules, it can prove deadly to innocent people on the road.
  • Alcohol, Drugs, and Medication. These get lumped together for a reason. Alcohol may be the most common “sin” on the road, but people often forget that many prescription medications are every bit as powerful and impairing as alcohol. In fact, some prescription drugs can have the effect of drinking a case of beer. Truck drivers, like anyone else, may have legal prescriptions, but if they attempt to use those medications while driving, it may make them unfit for the job. For this reason, there is a lot of pressure on truck drivers not to report their medications or to hide what they are taking.
  • Aggressive Driving. Finally, if you have ever seen a trucker flying in and out of traffic, tailgating, and intimidating people, then you know what aggressive driving looks like. It is also extremely reckless and can kill people.

What it Takes to Recover Compensation from a Trucking Company

When you are injured by a negligent truck driver, it is important to remember that it may be more complicated than you think. There may be a negligent dispatcher, careless corporate ownership, or even a warehouse that overloaded the truck making it harder to stop. There may be a number of other people and companies responsible for hurting you, and without a skilled truck accident lawyer in Morris on your side, you will likely never find out.

For help putting together a strong case for compensation, call Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd. Our attorneys have the skill and proven tactical strength to leverage better settlements than you would probably get on your own. If your case has to go before a jury, you can rest assured that your attorneys are no strangers to the courtroom. Call us today to speak with a member of our team about your case. The call is free, and we will only take a fee if we get compensation for you.  

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