Truck accidents can involve semis, tractor-trailers, “18 wheelers”, garbage trucks, delivery trucks, dump trucks, moving trucks, car carriers, and other large commercial vehicles.
Truck accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Equipment malfunction
- Improper truck loading
- Improper truck maintenance
- Poor roadway conditions
- Poor weather conditions
- Truck driver error
- Truck driver fatigue
Due to the size and weight of the trucks involved, as well the speeds that they travel, accidents involving trucks are often severe. Injuries stemming from truck accidents range from minor injuries to serious injuries, as well as death. Injuries can include broken bones, lacerations, concussions, back injuries, spinal cord injuries/paralysis, brain injuries, and brain damage.
Truck accidents can cause those injured to incur a variety of bills and expenses that can be very high, especially if long-term care is needed.
Elman Law Group gets proven results for truck accident victims through our multi-decade experience in Illinois case law, as well as intense focus on vehicular accidents. Being frequent litigators, we often take cases to trial when there is a need to do so.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, please call or write to discuss your situation.