Large commercial truck accidents are a major public health problem in Illinois. According to data collected and published by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), there were more than 11,000 tractor trailer accidents in the state in 2014 alone. Victims of these accidents often sustain severe, even life-altering, injuries. If you or a family member has been hurt in a tractor trailer crash, you have legal options available. Please contact a nearby truck accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Illinois operates under the ‘comparative negligence’ standard. Essentially, this means that parties will be held legally liable for an accident in direct proportion to their level of ‘fault’ for that crash. Of course, assigning fault in a commercial truck accident case can prove to be incredibly complex. Indeed, in some cases, multiple parties, even the victim, may end up sharing blame for the accident. In other cases, the trucking company will be fully at-fault, but will try to fight to push liability onto the injured parties. The bottom line is simple: If liability is contested in your case, you need to get an aggressive attorney involved today.
Under Illinois law, eighteen wheeler accident victims have a legal right to be made ‘whole’. This means that injured truck accident victims can seek financial relief that is equivalent to the value of their damages. This includes compensation for intangible losses, which are notoriously difficult to measure. Our team can help you maximize your recovery. Specifically, we may be able to help you fight for:
We always put the best interests of our clients above all else. At Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., we are a full-service law firm that will protect your rights from the hours immediately following your accident to the day when your case is finally settled. We will:
We are here 24/7, ready to help. At Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., our Illinois tractor trailer accident lawyers have extensive experience protecting the rights of victims and their families. To schedule your free initial legal consultation, please call our team today at 815 398-9700 (Rockford) or 815-672-8878 (Streator).
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