When large, heavy machinery and high speeds are combined, disaster inevitably follows and can have devastating effects on your life and physical health. Before reading further, contact an experienced personal injury attorney now if you have been in a trucking accident.
As a trucker, you are likely aware of the overabundance of ways you may be hurt or cause damage while driving. You likely have undergone extensive training and actively seek to reduce the likelihood of collision by adhering to proper safety protocol, drive time restrictions, speed limits, etc. However, no matter how intentional you are when it comes to safe driving, the recklessness of other drivers is still out of your hands. You may still be subject to the consequences of other drivers’ irresponsible behavior or failure to exercise appropriate caution while behind the wheel, such as in cases of:
Because you are operating a large, complex machine with many moving parts, you may also experience accidents that occur due to mechanical failure. This can result from any of the following:
You may also be involved in a trucking accident due to environmental factors, such as inclement weather, inadequate roadway maintenance, lack of appropriate signage, etc.
Regardless of whether you are responsible, accidents involving trucks tend to have life-altering consequences for the parties involved. If you have been in a collision with the driver of a smaller vehicle, they may experience much more severe physical harm and vehicle damage and wish to hold you responsible for their accident-related costs, which can be hefty. As soon as you and the other driver have exchanged information and sought medical attention for your respective injuries, it is vital that you contact a truck accident attorney right away.
When you call MR Civil Justice, we can begin defending you right away by doing everything in our power to prove your innocence. We can visit the scene of the accident, gather evidence, speak to witnesses, and respond to the other driver’s claims in a way that will help keep you from being financially on the hook for their hospital bills, medications, therapy costs, lost wages, etc.
Don’t wait to get in touch with a member of our team if you have been involved in a trucking accident in the Chicago area. We are prepared to meet with you as soon as possible to discuss the details of your case and begin building a successful defense together. Call (214) 307-8387 today.