It is understandable that you may have a fear of being struck by a semi-truck while driving. It does not help that movies and television shows feed on people’s fears by showing horrific accidents involving large trucks. The truth is, a majority of the large trucks on the road are being operated by responsible and competent drivers. However, when a collision does occur, the injuries can be catastrophic or even fatal.
Large truck accidents can also be a legal nightmare since there are multiple parties involved, as the truck is often owned by a company, and the driver may have been working at the time of the collision. If you or a loved one were injured due to the negligence of a semi-truck driver, you should not attempt to pursue a claim on your own. You need to speak with an experienced Illinois truck accident attorney who can help ensure your rights are protected.
Just the sheer size and weight of these trucks make them more dangerous in the event of an accident when compared to most of the other vehicles around you on the road. Some of the more common causes of large truck accidents include:
Injuries resulting from a large truck accident can cause you to need medical treatment and/or physical therapy for months. You may not be able to work, either. This is why you need an Illinois truck accident attorney on your side. Contact Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., to schedule your initial consultation.
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