Eighteen wheelers cause a disproportionate percentage of very serious highway accidents. Indeed, according to data provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), commercial trucks were involved in approximately 3.9 percent of all highways accidents in Illinois in the year 2014; yet, trucks were involved in 10.2 percent of all fatal crashes that year. The immense size of commercial trucks makes any accident far more threatening. Trucking companies have a legal duty to operate their fleet with the highest level of safety in mind. If they are negligent, they must be held accountable. If you or a loved one was hurt in a truck crash, please do not hesitate to contact a nearby truck accident attorney today to discuss your legal options.
All too often, truck accident victims are unable to recover full compensation because of mistakes made in the days and weeks following their crash. Here, our team has put together a list of the three things you must do after your accident, as well three common mistakes you desperately need to avoid:
The Three Dos
The Three Don’ts
Following a truck accident, many victims are left with the same question: How much is my truck accident case worth? There is no easy or straightforward answer to this question. Indeed, the calculation of damages is a highly fact specific issue. Determining the total value of your case will require a comprehensive review of its unique circumstances.
It is imperative that you work with an attorney who can actually help you obtain the financial recovery you rightfully deserve. Sadly, the big trucking companies, as well as their insurers, work hard to avoid paying victims what they are owed. Our firm can level the playing field. We may be able to help you obtain financial relief for:
At Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., our aggressive truck accidents attorneys have extensive experience handling claims throughout Illinois. We are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, ready to take your call. To request your free initial case evaluation, please do not hesitate to contact our team today.
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