Sharing the Road with Commercial Trucks Can Be Deadly
Truck accidents represent a substantial part of our personal injury practice. While your mind may be busy with other things when cruising down the Interstate, your number one job is to try to arrive safely at your destination. But sharing the road with huge semi-trucks is never easy and often not safe at all. Unfortunately, too many people are injured and even killed each year in serious Northern Illinois commercial truck accidents.
The results of Illinois collisions between trucks and cars are shocking. A total of 10,033 crashes involving tractor-trailers was reported in 2011. In those accidents, 94 Illinois citizens were fatally injured. While 15 of these fatalities were occupants of the truck, another 74 were riding in another vehicle.
When you or a loved one becomes one of these statistics, what is next? At The Fisk & Monteleone Personal InjuryLaw Firm in Rockford, we offer not only expert legal advice but the kind of caring, personal support you need.
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Whose Fault Was It?
When involved in an Illinois truck crash, the first concerns of the occupants of the car involved will most likely include dealing with physical injury and getting help as quickly as possible. But when the dust settles, most people ask themselves what caused this horrific crash.
Determining the cause of your accident is the first thing police will do, once the scene is secured. And when you are the innocent victim of negligence, you may have a personal injury case against a number of entities. These include:
- The truck driver.
- The owner of the truck, the trailer, or both.
- The company or person who leased the truck or trailer.
- In cases when the injuries were caused by issues with the cargo, the freight loader or shipper.
- Manufacturers including those who created the truck itself, the tires, or any other equipment that contributed to the accident.
Because those involved in the trucking industry will often try to dodge the blame and pin the accident on each other, your best course of action is to consult a Northern Illinois truck accident attorney who can sort out the mess and protect your rights.
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We urge you to contact us as soon as you can when involved in a serious Illinois truck accident. We can help you decide whether or not to pursue a personal injury case and force those whose negligence has caused you to suffer to take responsibility.
In general, you should always get legal help if:
- The crash has caused considerable property damage.
- You or passengers in your vehicle have been injured.
- A fatality has occurred.
- You are having trouble making ends meet, due to financial problems arising after the accident.
- An insurance company has contacted you and wants you to settle quickly.
With Us, When You Hire a Lawyer, You Get a Lawyer
The Rockford personal injury attorneys at Fisk & Monteleone Ltd. offer you the kind of help you need at a time like this. We provide the personal attention and expertise that only a lawyer who understands the pain you are enduring can provide. While larger firms may make huge promises, we can guarantee a quick consultation with an experienced Illinois truck accident lawyer —not a clerk or paralegal—and we work hard to get you the settlement you deserve.
Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to get help. Call The Fisk & Monteleone Law Firm in Rockford TOLL-FREE today at 815-962-0044 to get the attention and support you deserve.