Truck collisions almost always leave passenger vehicle occupants, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and cyclists with extremely traumatic injuries due to the size of a semi-truck trailer compared to most other vehicles. The Peru truck accident collision attorneys of Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd. help victims collect the damages that they are owed, which can be significant. The one benefit of being injured in a truck collision is the large insurance policy that truck companies carry. This compensation will pay for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and much more.
Most large truck collisions are caused by human error, either due to poor driving, failure to load the truck properly, or failure to maintain the truck and trailer. Below are some of the most common causes of truck collisions:
For crashes caused by the truck driver or the truck itself, the following are the three most common critical events, according to a study by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration:
In 87% of these collisions, the truck operator’s driving behavior was the cause of the collision. 10% of collisions were caused by the vehicle, such as the brakes going out or the cargo shifting, while just 3% of collisions were due to weather-related conditions.
One in 10 highway fatalities involves a large truck, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Tens of thousands of drivers are seriously injured, and hundreds of people are killed, right here in Illinois every year by negligent truck operators. For legal assistance in collecting the compensation you need and deserve, do not hesitate to contact Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd. today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Peru truck collision attorneys.
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