A serious truck accident caused by a negligent truck driver can result in life-changing injuries for other drivers and their passengers. If you experienced serious harm due to the reckless actions of a truck driver, trucking company—or both—you may be entitled to compensation.
No one should pay for medical bills that occur due to no fault of their own. In addition to medical costs, you may experience extended time away from work or the inability to return to a career you once loved.
Your pain and suffering due to a careless truck driver is not fair. At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we offer free case evaluations and there is no fee unless we win your case. To learn more about how we can help you, call a Richton Park truck accident lawyer now at (312) 223-1700.
When Large Trucks Fail to Share the Road
Driving a large semi-truck is a tremendous responsibility. Drivers must complete the training and coursework necessary to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Certain violations—like that of receiving a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction—can result in the loss of their CDL and the end of their career, according to 625 ILCS 5/6-514.
A study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) examined cases of serious truck crashes. The Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) discovered the following factors involving critical events that led to crashes:
- Running out of the travel lane and into another travel lane, or off the road
- Losing control of the truck due to a shift in load, driving too fast for conditions, or mechanical problems
- Crashing into the rear of a vehicle in the truck’s travel lane
This is not an exhaustive list. Other factors associated with accidents listed in the study included brake problems and driver fatigue.
Brake Problems in Large Trucks
A truck traveling on the highway may require a distance of up to two football fields to stop, according to the FMCSA. Poor brakes, as noted in the LTCCS study, are a serious problem and a frequent associated factor in serious truck crashes.
A trucking company that fails to maintain their fleet by ignoring inspection rules and regulations place their employee—the driver—and others at risk for serious harm.
The inability to stop in time to prevent a rear-end collision due to poor brakes is inexcusable. For victims of rear-end collisions caused by trucking companies, their injuries can be catastrophic if not deadly.
Fatigue and Truck Drivers
Long hours away from home, uncomfortable sleeping arrangements, or even an undiagnosed sleep disorder can leave truck drivers feeling drowsy behind the wheel.
A drowsy driver behind the wheel of a truck with poor brakes is an especially deadly combination. Other types of behaviors that result in dangerous driving include distraction, intoxication, or aggression.
If you experienced serious injuries due to the fault of another party, seek justice by calling a Richton Park truck accident lawyer.
Pursuing civil action is your right under Illinois law. Contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC now for a free case evaluation: (312) 223-1700.
Determining Liability for Your Truck Accident Injuries
We will use our skills and knowledge to determine who is liable for your injuries. Determining liability involves carefully reviewing the details of your case, including:
- Police reports
- Accident scene photos and video
- Witness statements
- Medical reports
Your need for ongoing medical care can far exceed any initial settlement offer from an insurance company. Should an insurance company make you an offer, do not accept it. By doing so, you lose your right to pursue future compensation should your condition worsen.
The costs associated with catastrophic injuries can grow expensive. If you lost a loved one due to a negligent truck driver, funeral and burial costs can exceed what many families expect.
Let our legal team review your case for free. We can identify those responsible for your injuries and hold them accountable for their reckless actions.
Call a Richton Park Truck Accident Lawyer Now
A serious truck accident likely turned your world upside down. It is understandable to feel confused and anxious about your new reality and your future, which you must consider as you contemplate your next steps.
Contacting a Richton Park truck accident lawyer following your accident is important for protecting your interests. You may want to consider securing legal representation so that you do not give in to the high-pressure tactics used by insurance companies.
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC we are well aware of the tactics insurance companies use to deny, delay, or to pay victims less than they deserve. We fight for fair compensation. If we are unable to secure a fair outcome for you through negotiations, we are ready to go to trial.
Everyone has a responsibility to share the road in a responsible and safe manner. If you experienced life-changing injuries due to a truck accident that was not your fault, we can help you. Time is very limited—contact The Kryder Law Group, LLC now for your free case evaluation. If you miss the deadline for filing your civil action, you may lose your right to pursue possible compensation forever.
The trucking industry and independent drivers must take the precautions necessary to protect all motorists from harm. Our legal team is unafraid to take on tough cases. We take great pride in our history of successful settlements and we keep the lines of communication open.
To learn more about how we can help you, call The Kryder Law Group, LLC now at (312) 223-1700.