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Joliet Truck Accident Attorney

Lawyer for Semi-Truck Accidents in Will County

Accidents involving semi-trucks can be incredibly dangerous for those in smaller personal vehicles. Cars and even SUVs or pickup trucks offer limited protection against the force of a collision with a large commercial truck. Serious and even catastrophic injuries are relatively common when a truck driver carelessly causes an accident. Rarely is there a situation where a truck accident could not have been prevented had the driver and their employer both acted with due caution. Most truck accidents are the result of negligence either on the part of the driver themselves or the company they work for. The trucking industry is highly regulated for a reason. Semi-trucks can cause pile-ups in which many people are injured when truck drivers make careless mistakes. Safety should be paramount to the trucking industry, but sadly, this is not always the case.

If you have been injured in a truck accident, Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages while you cannot work, pain and suffering, and more. You should not lose income or have to pay substantial medical bills yourself after an accident you did not cause. We will aggressively pursue fair and complete compensation for your injuries.

Attorneys for Serious Truck Accident Injuries

Truck accidents are more likely to cause catastrophic injuries than typical car accidents, although any motor vehicle accident can be serious. People who have been hurt in truck accidents may suffer major, life-altering injuries such as back or spinal cord injuries or severe brain injuries. Loss of limbs or eye injuries that impair vision are also generally considered catastrophic, and they may result from a collision with a tractor-trailer truck.

These cases call for aggressive representation. If you have suffered a life-altering injury in a truck accident, we can help. We may be able to recover economic damages such as the income you will lose and the cost of your healthcare in addition to noneconomic damages.

Driver Fatigue and Hours of Service Laws

Truck accidents can have many different causes. One of the more common ones is driver fatigue caused by the driver's failure to take necessary rest breaks or receive enough sleep. Federal hours of service laws dictate how long a truck driver can continuously drive, as well as when they must take a break and for how long. Failure to follow these laws can cause a driver to become overly tired and begin making serious mistakes. Being exhausted has been proven to be just as dangerous as driving drunk.

We will investigate to determine whether an hours of service violation contributed to your accident, and we will work to ensure that a trucking company is held liable for failing to ensure that drivers followed the applicable rules and regulations.

Improperly Secured Cargo Accidents

Another common type of negligence that causes truck accidents is failing to properly secure the truck's cargo. Improperly secured cargo can fall off the truck or shift within the shipping container, causing the truck driver to lose control of the vehicle. Nearby drivers may be unable to avoid fallen cargo, or a vehicle could even be struck by falling cargo as it flies off the truck. A truck that loses control is likely to cause a collision involving multiple other vehicles.

Our attorneys will conduct a complete investigation in order to seek out proof that improperly loaded cargo was a cause of the crash. We are skilled in investigating truck accidents to identify and preserve the evidence that may be used to prove your case and secure compensation for your damages.

Contact a Naperville Truck Accident Lawyer

Rathbun, Cservenyak & Kozol LLC is experienced in recovering compensation for people who have been injured in truck accidents. We will strive to ensure that you receive all the compensation you are eligible for. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you will not owe us anything unless we win money for you. To begin with a complimentary consultation, please contact us at 815-730-1977.

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