Injuries from a truck accident can wield devastating consequences, from hefty medical bills to lost income – not to mention the pain and suffering accompanying such a traumatic event.
If you were in a truck accident, our Hoffman Estates truck accident lawyers could help you recover these losses and other damages of which you might not even be aware.
You Are Entitled to Receive Compensation for Your Truck Accident Injuries
When another person or entity causes you to suffer physical injuries, Illinois law entitles you to compensation from those at fault.
The amount you receive from an insurance settlement or personal injury lawsuit depends on the type and severity of your injuries, as these dictate your medical costs and the consequences of your medical condition.
Some of the types of damages (financial compensation) you could recover from your truck accident include:
- Medical treatment
- Emergency transportation
- Hospital stays
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy and/ or rehabilitation
- Lost income
- Home modifications
- Mobility devices
- Replacement services for household tasks you can no longer perform
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Mental anguish
Our Lawyers Have a Track Record of Million-Dollar Wins for Truck Accident Victims
Truck accident cases have many moving parts. They quickly become complex matters when concerning:
- The drivers’ employers
- The cargo companies
- The insurance companies
- The laws that surround this type of collision
Experience matters in these cases, and our lead attorney brings two decades of litigation experience to your case.
A History of Getting Financial Results for Our Clients
Our lawyers have a track record of negotiating top-dollar settlements and generous court awards for clients who have suffered injuries in truck accidents. Our many multi-million dollar wins include $3 million for the family of a man hit by a garbage truck that made an illegal turn.
A Team of Experts You Can Count on
You can count on our rapid response team to be on standby, ready to initiate the critical task of investigating your truck accident and preserving valuable evidence. We could work with technical experts other firms might not have access to, such as:
- Accident reconstruction specialists
- Roadway experts
- Medical experts
- Shipping experts
- Mechanical maintenance experts
What Our Law Firm Will do to Get You Compensation
When you hire us to represent you after your collision with a truck, our law firm initiates a rigorous process to get you what you need to move forward with your life.
Reconstruction specialists can help us piece together the crash to establish the truck driver’s fault. Medical experts can speak to the extent of your injuries. Occupational therapy experts can report on how your injuries could affect your ability to work.
Our attorneys will tackle every aspect of your case, including:
- Investigating how your truck accident happened
- Identifying the at-fault parties
- Establishing liability
- Gathering and preserving evidence
- Calculating all your losses
- Negotiating with insurance companies
- Filing a lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires
- Representing you in civil court
Potential Causes for Hoffman Estates Truck Accidents are Numerous
Any Hoffman Estates resident can speak to the traffic horrors of commuting to Chicago via the Eisenhower Expressway – a bottleneck clogged with vehicles – is the perfect breeding ground for a truck accident. Our lawyers are also well aware of this.
The lawyers at our firm know that a truck accident can result from many behaviors and circumstances. Each cause points to a negligent individual or entity. From our experience, some of the most common causes of collisions with a big rig or semi include:
- Driver fatigue
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while distracted
- Driver fatigue
- Lack of experience
- Improper training
We Know the Importance of Gathering Evidence when Trucks Are Involved
Our firm goes to great lengths to build your case of negligence with solid evidence. Your lawyer’s team has traveled throughout Illinois and all surrounding states for previous truck accident clients to gather evidence.
How We Preserve Evidence to Protect Your Case
Our attorneys understand the importance of preserving evidence – especially in a commercial truck accident. Upon hiring our law firm, your lawyer will swiftly send an evidence preservation letter to alert the trucking company of our investigation.
In this letter, your lawyer will request that multiple items be presented for our review:
- Evidence of the truck operator’s training and work history
- Any traffic violations involving the truck driver
- Driver logs that show how many miles they drove, breaks they took, and hours they worked
- Driver drug tests for five years before and after the collision
- “Black box” data from the truck
- Driver employment file
- Truck dashboard video
- Police dashboard video
- Accident reconstruction reports
The Complexity of the Industry Means Our Lawyers Look for Other Liable Parties
Our legal team has experience with all the nuances that make truck accident cases unique. We know to go beyond the list of potentially at-fault parties that typically relate to a car accident.
In a truck accident, many more variables are at play. This creates more possibilities for finding liable parties. This could include companies with much deeper pockets for compensating you for your injuries.
Keeping an Eye on Illinois’ Deadlines for Filing a Lawsuit
As our legal team builds your case, calculates your damages, and negotiates with insurance companies, they also keep a vigilant eye on Illinois’ statute of limitations.
If My Case Settles, does the Statute of Limitations Matter?
Most cases settle with the insurance company and never go to trial. However, if the insurance company refuses to agree to a fair settlement, our lawyers will file a lawsuit on your behalf and look to a judge or jury for an award.
Just in case the insurance negotiations end up in a stalemate, we need to keep a watchful eye on the state’s deadlines. Our team has to have enough time to file a lawsuit on your behalf. It also gives you an upper hand in negotiations if the insurance company knows you could still sue them to recover damages.
What are the Statutes of Limitations in Illinois?
In Illinois, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit is two years under 735 ILCS 5/13-202. If someone dies from a truck accident injury, the surviving family members have two years to file a lawsuit under 740 ILCS 180/2.
Our Truck Accident Lawyers Seek Compensation for Hoffman Estates Victims
A team member from The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can speak to you in your home or in a facility, like the AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center. We will evaluate your case and inform you of your options for pursuing compensation for your truck accident injuries.
Call The Kryder Law Group, LLC, today for a free consultation: (312) 223-1700.