Truck Accident Attorney – Nokomis & Litchfield, IL

Most trucking companies take the time to conduct proper background checks on the drivers they hire, train drivers adequately, and ensure that all trucks are routinely serviced and maintained. Similarly, most truck drivers are conscious of their responsibilities, making an effort to follow the rules of the road, hours of service requirements, and general safe driving techniques. But truck accidents still happen.

If you’ve been involved in a truck accident in Nokomis, Litchfield, or anywhere else in Illinois, our experienced truck accident attorney can help. Contact us to request a free initial consultation.

Top Causes of Truck Accidents

Despite most trucking companies and drivers making smart decisions, there are those who act negligently, too. Some of the top causes of truck accidents include:

  • Truck driver errors, such as taking a turn too fast, driving distracted (texting or otherwise), tailgating, driving aggressively, operating a vehicle while impaired or fatigued, etc.
  • Trucking company errors, like failing to properly train drivers, service trucks, or hold drivers to federal hours of service requirements (the number of consecutive hours a driver can operate their vehicle without a break).
  • Shipment and loading errors, such as failing to load or secure cargo in a manner that is safe and prevents against cargo shifts.
  • Vehicle defects, like tire tread separation leading to tire blowouts or brake defects.

Of course, truck accidents can also be caused by the negligence of passenger car drivers, like driving in a truck’s blind spots, attempting to pass on the right, or cutting off a large truck when changing lanes.

How We Can Help You

When a truck accident occurs, the damages suffered by the occupants of the other vehicle involved are usually severe. Tragic injuries can result, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, loss of limb injuries, crush injuries, and psychological injuries. We understand the effect that these injuries can have on your life and how critical it is that you are compensated for your losses.

When you call our truck accident attorney, we will work hard on your behalf. Our first step will be investigating your accident and ensuring that evidence relevant to your case is preserved. Often, this process involves hiring experts who can add clout to your claim and help prove what happened.

Then, we’ll calculate your damages and issue a demand letter. Our goal is to get you compensation for the full extent of your losses, including pain, suffering, medical expenses, property damage costs, lost wages, and more. We will then enter into settlement negotiations on your behalf, aggressively negotiating for every cent you deserve.

Do not delay in contacting an attorney in these cases, it is vital that an attorney seek valuable information from the trucking company and put the company on notice to preserve any information and the damaged truck as potential evidence. Trucking companies are quick to repair vehicles and “lose” vital information that can help you win your case.

Get Legal Help Today

If you or a loved one has been in a truck accident or similar automobile crash, we can help. Contact us today to request a free initial consultation.