Causes Of Commercial Trucking Crashes:
It is an undeniable fact that most truck collisions are preventable and drivers are often not the sole party responsible for an accident. Determining whom to hold liable and seek compensation from can be one of the most frustrating and confusing aspects of your case, which is why it is important to determine the exact cause and any contributing factors. Common causes include the following:
- Driver fatigue or distraction
- Violation of traffic laws
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Poor maintenance history
- Manufacturing defects
- Violation of safety regulations and hours of service limitations
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Your Challenges Following A Chicago Truck Accident
While you are being rushed to the hospital for the treatment of your injuries after an accident with a truck, the driver’s employer is contacting its legal team in preparation for your claim. You need to focus on taking care of your injuries rather than worrying about where you are going to find the money to pay for your medical bills. However, the parties that are responsible are often two steps ahead in manufacturing a way to avoid responsibility. This reality can be infuriating and leave you confused as to how to proceed with your claim so that you aren’t left in a financial hole.
You may also be dealing with a lot of pain and need to be able to focus on your rehabilitation— rather than talking to insurance companies that are only trying to find ways to fool you into giving up your rights. Having an attorney representing your needs and interests will allow you to focus on what truly matters— getting better.
What Can HSPRD Do For You?
- Repair or replace your car. We understand the inconvenience when your car is damaged and will work tirelessly with the insurance company to recover your property damage.
- Recover lost wages and income. The injuries sustained in a truck accident affect your ability to work so we will handle all of the paperwork to recover your lost earnings.
- Visit at home and/or the hospital. If your injury affects your ability to come to us, then we will come to you. We have investigators on staff who will travel directly to your home or hospital to make your recovery as easy as possible.
Don’t waste stressful hours on the phone with adjustors and repair shops. Call now to remove all of that stress and let us take care of everything for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
ACCIDENTS HURT, EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS CAN HELP.
When it comes to making this decision we ask our clients to keep in mind that defendants frequently have teams of attorneys on staff prepared to find ways to pay out as little as possible on every claim. So why not hire an accomplished team of attorneys who focus on personal injury litigation and workers’ compensation to level the playing field for you?
The value of your case depends greatly on the evidence provided. You may be entitled to compensation for a variety of damages caused. Some of these damages may include:
- Past medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
In most cases, yes, your personal injury lawsuit has to be filed in a courthouse within a certain period of time or it is forever barred in Illinois. A typical personal injury case must be filed within two years. Exceptions to that rule include filing against a municipality, which must be filed within one year, or filing a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois, which has to be filed within three years. It is important to get an attorney involved as early as possible so we can best advise you.
Yes, you can file a case if you are undocumented in the workers’ compensation department as well as the personal injury department. We can defend your rights and recover fair compensation for you.