An accident with an 18-wheeler or tractor-trailer can produce devastating bodily injuries. These big trucks are not simply larger than the average car, truck, or SUV; they are orders of magnitude bigger, heavier, and more destructive. When a truck collides with a standard car, the occupants of the smaller vehicle almost always suffer the worst injuries and the most damage. If you or someone you love was seriously injured in this kind of wreck, reach out to a Maywood truck accident lawyer.
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, represents truck collision victims in Maywood, Illinois. We will help you go after the driver, the trucking company, and the insurance company to collect the compensation you deserve. Our committed personal injury attorneys and staff will handle all aspects of the legal process on your behalf so that you can focus your time and energy on healing and getting your life back. Best of all, we never charge our clients a fee until we win their case, so there is no risk in having us on your team.
We Understand How Your Accident May Have Impacted You
An accident with an 18-wheeler is a far cry from a fender-bender that creates a minor annoyance but allows you to quickly move on with your life. The consequences of the impact with such a large and powerful vehicle can be life-altering, requiring:
- Extensive medical care
- Months or years of physical therapy
- Prescription medications
- Lost time at work
We believe that the parties responsible for your injury should pay for the costs of these damages. That is why we proudly represent semi-truck collision victims in the Chicago area and take on the insurance companies and responsible parties on our clients’ behalf. If we do not get you the money you deserve, you never pay us anything.
A heavy commercial vehicle accident lawyer in Maywood could work to get you or your loved one a monetary settlement or award that provides compensation for:
Current and Future Medical Bills
Medical bills are often one of the most onerous costs of a car accident, particularly one involving a large vehicle like an 18-wheeler. If you have had to stay in the hospital, undergo surgeries or procedures, or take prescription medications, you likely already know how fast the costs of these services can accumulate.
A Maywood truck accident attorney will take on the insurance companies and responsible parties to make sure that they—not you—foot the bill for these expenses.
Lost Income From Work
Depending on the nature of your job and the severity of your injury, a truck accident can keep you out of work for days, weeks, months, or even years. Unless you have very good long-term disability coverage, you may go without a paycheck during this time. The Kryder Law Group, LLC, makes sure the responsible parties and their insurers compensate you for this economic loss.
Reduced Earning Capacity
If you are able to go back to work (but not at full capacity), you may face a reduced paycheck. We will fight to get you compensated for the difference in your post-injury earnings and what you were making before.
Pain and Suffering and Inconvenience
Our team does not only fight for damages that can be quantified in dollar terms. You may also be eligible for substantial compensation for noneconomic losses such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
If your loved one lost their life in a truck accident, we will pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible parties. You may be eligible for compensation to cover:
- Funeral costs
- Burial expenses
- The loss of your loved one’s future income
- Lost consortium
To find out more, and to receive a free Maywood tractor-trailer accident case evaluation with a knowledgable member of our team, call today.
We Identify All Responsible Parties
A truck crash may involve many more responsible parties than a typical car accident. A Maywood semi-truck collision attorney will fully investigate your crash and identify everyone whose actions or inactions might have played a role. These parties may include:
The Truck Driver
We will investigate to find out if the truck driver violated a traffic law or engaged in risky or negligent behavior. We will also look at their logbook—something all truckers are required to maintain, by law—to find evidence of a violation of industry regulations. That could mean driving for too many hours without rest or for too many miles without truck maintenance.
The Trucking Company
The trucking company may be vicariously liable for the actions of their driver, as most truck drivers are either employees or owner-operators working at the behest of a firm or corporation. We will hold the employer liable and pursue them for compensation.
Other Responsible Parties
We will identify all other parties whose actions may have caused or contributed to your Maywood truck accident, and we will hold them liable.
Immediately Contact a Maywood Truck Accident Attorney
In Illinois, tractor-trailer collisions typically have two years from the date of their injury to file a lawsuit under 735 ILCS 5/13-202. But the time limit may vary based on a number of factors, so you may want to speak with a lawyer about the specifics of your case. A Maywood truck accident lawyer at the Kryder Law Group, LLC, can take quick legal action if we need to, in order to keep your case active. To get started today with a free, no-obligation case evaluation, call now.