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Rockford Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck collisions are more common than most people realize. In Illinois, semi trucks are involved in roughly 12,000 collisions annually, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. Close to 5,000 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal collisions nationwide in 2017, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The size difference between trucks and passenger vehicles means that the occupants of the smaller vehicles almost always suffer the brunt of the injuries—injuries that often require extensive hospital stays and surgeries.

Filing a Lawsuit Against the Negligent Party

An attorney will not only help prove that the truck driver or trucking company was at fault, but will hold the at-fault party responsible for full compensation through settlement negotiations or by filing a lawsuit. Trucking companies typically carry large insurance policies, which means there is a large amount of money on the line—a level of compensation that almost no passenger vehicle drivers carry. It may seem like getting hit by a truck is the worst possible scenario, but there is a silver lining in the fact that you stand to receive substantial compensation.

Common Types of Rockford Truck Collision Injuries

As the victim of a large truck or semi-truck collision, your injuries are likely severe. Common truck accident injuries include the following:

  • Spinal cord damage;
  • Spinal column damage, such as a broken neck or back, crushed disc, bulging or herniated discs, etc.;
  • Fractured ribs;
  • Flail lung, which is caused by the fracture of multiple ribs and the collapse of the ribcage;
  • Torn ACL tendon and/or meniscus caused by the knee being crushed against the front of the car;
  • Broken limbs;
  • Compound fractures;
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI);
  • Severe lacerations and permanent scarring and disfigurement;
  • Contusions;
  • Whiplash; and
  • Facial trauma including crushed eye socket, broken jaw, broken teeth, and a broken nose.

The more severe collisions often involve psychological and emotional trauma, as well, with the most common mental injuries being Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, fear, recurring nightmares, depression, and even thoughts of suicide. Diagnosing these types of mental and psychological injuries is crucial, as is seeking professional help as soon as possible. Therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists, just like traditional medical professionals, are expensive, and treatment may be ongoing for months or years. Finding a way to pay for this crucial help is difficult without recovering substantial financial compensation from the negligent party.

Contact a Rockford Truck Accident Lawyer Today

Paying for medical care and other costs associated with your damages only adds more stress and desperation to an already difficult situation. A Rockford, Illinois lawyer with Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd. can help you and your family during this trying time. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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