In the United States, our economic well being is based in large part on exports and imports. The commercial trucking industry serves as our primary facilitator of the exporting and importing of goods. While commercial trucking may be a necessary component to our economy and way of life, the industry does come with some safety risks. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, approximately 4,136 Americans died in commercial trucking accidents throughout 2018 alone. If you or a loved one suffer serious injuries in a collision with a commercial truck driver, you need to quality legal representation.
Examining Commercial Trucking Accidents and Injuries
Due to the sheer size of commercial trucks, the overwhelming majority of fatalities in these collisions occur to passengers in standard motor vehicles. Whether your loved one was severely injured or killed in an accident, it is important to seek legal action in a prudent manner. In many of these instances, the negligence of the commercial truck driver was the ultimate cause of the collision. The most common forms of truck driver negligence include drinking and driving, distracted driving, and exceeding their hour restrictions resulting in drowsy driving. In other instances an employer may overload a commercial truck or fail to properly maintain the vehicle, resulting in an increased risk of an accident.
How an Attorney Can Help
When accidents involve corporations, it is common for the company to treat you unfairly. The company may offer you a significantly lower settlement than what you deserve or deny any fault in the collision. An experienced legal expert will work to investigate the accident and prove that the driver or employer acted in a negligent manner. With a skilled attorney at your side, the threat of a trial will present a serious risk to the company’s reputation and finances, because of this they are more likely to offer a fair settlement. A serious injury can result in loss of income and significant medical expenses, working with an attorney you can trust, can ensure that your family receives the compensation you need.
Contact an Aurora Commercial Trucking Accident Attorney
At Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Mazur, P.C., our number one priority is helping you and your family receive the compensation you deserve after a collision. Commercial trucking accidents will work diligently to protect their employees, their finances, and their reputation, fortunately, our firm is prepared to do everything we can to protect you. To schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable Kane County personal injury attorney, call us today at 630-907-0909.