Although it is, unfortunately, incredibly common to see the results of a car accident on the side of the road, the impact of a truck accident can be much more significant than a crash involving only passenger vehicles. The size of a large truck, such as a semi-truck, means that much more damage and more severe injuries can be caused in a truck accident. Anyone in Illinois who has been injured in such an accident may have the legal right to pursue financial compensation from the negligent parties who caused them harm.
In the aftermath of a truck accident, the immediate concern is for the people involved who may have been injured. It is not uncommon for victims in a truck accident to suffer severe brain or spinal cord injuries. Yet, while seeking medical treatment for injuries is of paramount concerned, injured victims should not put aside the fact that it is also important to determine how the truck accident occurred in the first place. After all, the answer to this question will likely determine whether a personal injury lawsuit is justified.
There are many questions that may help determine whether negligence caused an accident in question. Was the truck driver drunk or distracted behind the wheel? Or was he drowsy, having not followed the rules and regulations regarding the amount of time a trucker can spend behind the wheel? Or, perhaps the truck driver's vehicle was overloaded or improperly loaded, thereby posing a danger to other drivers on the roadway.
Truck accident can be caused by a variety of factors. When an accident is caused by a trucker's acts or omissions, or by the negligent acts of a company for whom a truck driver works, injured victims may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit to seek financial compensation. For more information about how our law firm attempts to help Illinois residents who have been injured in a truck accident, please visit our website.