According to the US Department of Transportation, there are approximately half-a-million trucking accidents that occur in the United States and 5,000 of those accidents will typically result in a fatality. Given their large size, weight, and potential to lose control on the road, trucks, tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles have the ability to cause devastating accidents on the road. Unfortunately, despite their ability to cause major damage to other motorists, there are a variety of unsafe practices that can and have lead to a trucking accident in Illinois, including:
Sleep-deprived truck drivers
Truck drivers driving under the influence
Overloaded or mishandled cargo
The attorneys of Burnes Libman are experienced with these types of accidents as they have been representing people who have been injured or killed in trucking accident cases for over twenty years. In a case, Burnes Libman law firm was able to secure a $12.89 Million settlement after one of their clients lost his wife due to a trucking accident that occurred in Elkhart, Indiana.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings or wages, pain, and suffering, disability, or disfigurement. As each case is different and subject to a specific time limit (or statute of limitations), it is important to consult with a reputable and experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
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