Experienced Trucking Accident Lawyers in Illinois
The sheer size and weight of a truck makes trucking accidents very dangerous. Serious injuries or death can result from an accident that involves a truck. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death as the result of a trucking accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Smestad Law, LLC have a successful track record of helping clients to recover damages.
Causes of Truck Accidents
If you are the victim of a truck accident, there will most likely be an investigation into your case to determine what caused the accident. The most common types of causes that our personal injury attorneys have seen include:
- Alcohol and drug use
- Brake problems
- Distracted driving
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Heavy traffic
- Overloaded trucks
- Roadway problems
- Traveling too fast for weather conditions
Distracted driving is a huge contributing factor to many truck crashes and in Illinois, there is a ban on texting and using a hand-held mobile device while operating a vehicle.
Seek Legal Help if you are the Victim of a Truck Accident
There are different types of compensation that you may be able to recover with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. You may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain & suffering. You may be able to seek compensation from any party that was involved in causing your accident, including the:
- Local or state government agency that was responsible for a road defect
- Manufacturer of a defective truck or defective truck parts
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
It can be difficult to prove negligence in a trucking accident, which is why you need Smestad Law, LLC to help you with your claim. We will do everything possible to help you get compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.