Aurora Trucking Accident Attorney Aids Clients Hit by Commercial Vehicles
Have you been involved in an Illinois crash involving a truck?
Whether referred to as 18-wheeler accidents, semi-truck wrecks or tractor-trailer crashes, truck and commercial vehicle accidents are among the most complex personal injury claims. In addition to the serious injuries and damages caused by large commercial vehicles, numerous state and federal laws factor into accidents involving commercial carriers. At Amoni Law Offices, P.C., Larry Amoni is an Aurora truck accident lawyer who has assisted victims of semi-truck accidents and their families in Illinois and around the country. Whether you suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one in a crash with a truck or other commercial vehicle, we will provide compassionate support and results-driven representation as we pursue maximum compensation.
Why truck accidents are different from car accidents
Trucks traveling through the Western Suburbs on I-88, I-55 or the state or county roads get into accidents so frequently that people usually ignore reports of jackknifed tractor-trailers and truck rollovers unless they’re stuck in traffic because of them. Within Illinois, there are approximately 13,000 large truck accidents annually, accounting for more than 100 deaths. These cases require someone who understands the unique factors that affect legal actions involving big rigs. Significant differences that a truck accident attorney should consider include:
- Accident causes — Common causes of truck accidents include driver fatigue, distractions, equipment failures, drug and alcohol impairment and speeding caused by the pressure to deliver cargo on schedule. In many cases, the truck’s electronic data recorder or “black box” will contain information that is critical to identifying the cause of the crash.
- Commercial vehicle regulations — Because of the danger they pose, commercial vehicles and their drivers are subject to stricter rules than those that govern consumer cars and trucks. Our firm can determine if a violation occurred and if that played a role in the accident.
- Increased risk of catastrophic harm — Along with the common injuries associated with car accidents, such as broken bones, whiplash and back pain, there is a significantly greater risk of catastrophic harm or a wrongful death claim when one of the vehicles is a commercial truck. In addition to the size, weight and force associated with these massive machines, many trucks haul dangerous and/or flammable substances.
Attorney Larry Amoni has decades of experience handling truck accident claims and practicing in local courts, so you can count our firm for exceptional representation in and out of court.
Who is responsible for a truck crash involving injury or death?
Most passenger vehicles are driven by their owners, but several different defendants could be responsible for a crash involving a tractor-trailer or a different type of large truck. We take on fleet owners, firms that contract commercial vehicles and manufacturers when their negligence leads to a crash. It can be intimidating to stand up to the insurance company’s team of adjusters or a national trucking company’s small army of lawyers. That is why we look to alleviate your burden by advocating for you against these powerful adversaries. By carrying out an investigation, we can determine if the truck driver or trucking company failed to adhere to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) standards. In many cases, fatigue on the part of a truck driver and economic pressure from the company he or she works for led directly to the accident.
What is the process for a truck accident lawsuit?
Commercial drivers generally carry an “accident kit,” so investigation for the trucking company literally begins immediately following the crash. To establish liability and pursue compensation for your medical expenses, disability, lost wages and pain and suffering, the injured person has to quickly catch up to the truck company’s already started investigation. If you lost a loved one, we can pursue a wrongful death claim. There’s a two-year statute of limitations on truck accident claims in Illinois and our firm works to accelerate the timeframe so you can obtain your financial recovery as soon as possible through a settlement or lawsuit. At every phase of your claim, we’ll keep you apprised of how we’re building your case and give you honest feedback about the potential outcomes.
Contact an effective Aurora truck accident attorney to schedule a free consultation
Amoni Law Offices, P.C. seeks compensation for victims of Illinois truck accidents. For a free initial consultation regarding your case, please call 630-473-4008 or contact us online. We are located in Aurora.