Passionate Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Springfield
As we increasingly rely on a variety of goods produced throughout the country, we increasingly depend upon the trucking industry to deliver these goods to our local stores and markets. The result is an increase in semi-trucks and tractor trailers on our local roads, highways, and interstates, and with these big rigs comes an increased likelihood of truck accidents and injuries. Due to their size and weight, automobile drivers involved in these accidents are more likely to suffer severe and potentially life-threatening injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, contact the law firm of Sgro Law. Our experienced Illinois truck accident attorneys provide compassionate legal service and aggressive legal representation for people suffering truck accident injuries. We defend your rights against the trucking companies and their insurers. While assisting you in getting the compensation you need to recover.
Illinois Truck Accident Statistics
As we depend upon the trucking industry to provide us with daily essentials, statistics on truck accidents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that these types of accidents have become increasingly common throughout the United States. The NHTSA reports that over 340,000 truck accidents occur each year, injuring as many as 100,000 people. While the large size and bulk of these trucks provide protection to truck drivers involved in these accidents, it is automobile drivers that bear the brunt of the injuries.
According to the latest crash data from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), over 10,000 trucking accidents occur each year throughout the state, injuring approximately 2,500 people and resulting in fatal injuries for over 100 drivers. IDOT’s data reports that in the overwhelming majority of cases, those suffering injuries or fatalities were not truck drivers, but automobile drivers and their passengers.
Effective, Aggressive Legal Representation For Truck Accident Victims
In a 2014 study of truck accidents by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, several factors were identified as being the most frequent causes of truck accidents and injuries. In addition to vehicle factors such as improper maintenance and brake failures and environment factors such as wet roads and inclement conditions, truck drivers themselves were frequently cited as being the cause of these accidents. Driving behaviors that can lead to trucking accidents include the following:
Driver inexperience and inattention;
Speeding and driving too fast for conditions; and
Driving while impaired or under the influence or alcohol, drugs, or other medications.
If you are involved in a truck accident, you will likely face heavy pressure from the trucking company and their insurer. Accident settlements for injured drivers and their passengers can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars, and it is the job of your claims adjuster to defend truck drivers and the trucking company against injury and property damage claims. Before making statements or signing any releases with the trucking company or their representatives, contact our experienced truck accident attorney first. At Sgro Law, we have extensive experience in dealing with these companies and a thorough understanding of how they work. We can help you determine the amount of damages you are entitled to and advise you on how to get the maximum amount of compensation available through an insurance settlement or by filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Reach Out to Us for Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, contact Sgro Law today. Our experienced Springfield truck accident attorneys understand the long term ramifications that can result from your injuries, and can assist you in getting the compensation you need to recover. Serving Springfield and the surrounding area, call or contact us online today for a free consultation.