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Winnebago County, IL Truck Accident Lawyers

Truck accidents are among the most tragic types of traffic crashes and, unfortunately, these incidents are on the rise. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were more than 4,300 fatalities in 2015 due to accidents involving large trucks; this number represents an 8 percent increase from the year before. Plus, there was a 62 percent increase of truck accidents that caused injuries from 2009-2015.

At Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., our attorneys are dedicated to helping victims get their lives back after suffering catastrophic injuries in a truck accident. Since our founding more than seven decades ago, we have helped many clients in Winnebago County and throughout Northern Illinois. Our lawyers aggressively pursue trucking companies and their insurers to ensure you obtain compensation for your losses.

Fighting for Your Rights After a Truck Accident in Illinois

Most truck crashes are based upon the legal concept of negligence, which requires you to prove the essential elements of your case. Our attorneys gather evidence, work with experts, and develop a legal strategy to help establish:

  • The truck driver had a duty to operate the vehicle safely so as to not cause a risk of harm to others;
  • The truck driver breached this duty;
  • The breach of duty caused the accident that resulted in your injuries; and,
  • You suffered losses as a result of being hurt in the truck accident.

Often, our lawyers are able to come to an agreement with an insurance company to settle your claim out of court. However, we have extensive skills and experience in litigation, so we will take the battle to court where necessary to protect your rights. Our goal is to ensure you get the highest amount of compensation available under Illinois law, to cover such damages as:

  • Medical costs for emergency, urgent, and ongoing care;
  • Lost wages, if you were unable to work as a result of your injuries;
  • Pain and suffering; and,
  • Other losses you sustain in a truck accident case.

Truck Accident Cases are Extremely Complex

It is important to note that truck accidents are quite different from auto collisions in a number of ways. For instance:

  • Victims suffer more serious injuries due to the size and weight of a truck compared to a passenger vehicle.
  • With more severe injuries come increased medical costs. Your bills could skyrocket with surgery, other medical procedures, prescriptions, rehabilitative care, and other expenses.
  • Trucking companies are required to carry high coverage amounts, so the insurers will do everything possible to protect their profits. You can be sure the agents do not have your best interests in mind when making an offer to settle your claim.

Discuss Your Matter with a Skilled Truck Accident Attorney in Winnebago County

If you were injured in a truck accident in Illinois, you need a strong legal advocate on your side. Please contact Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd. at 815.398.9700 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. You can also visit us online to learn more about our legal services for victims of Illinois truck accidents.

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At Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., whether you need us to file for medical malpractice or seek recovery for your motorcycle accident injuries, we’re committed to helping you achieve justice. We offer a straightforward evaluation of your case and quickly respond to any pressing inquiries. Call 815.398.9700 or contact us online for your free consultation. For your convenience, we have offices in Rockford and Streator.