Joliet Truck Accident Lawyers
Those of us who travel by highway often take for granted exactly how many 18-wheeled cargo trucks we pass on a daily basis. We often don’t consider the danger posed by driving alongside such a massive vehicle. Many everyday expressway users don’t even notice the 14-ton trucks idling along in the middle lanes. We change lanes directly in front of these trucks, we drive for miles in their blind spots, or we even cut them off as we carry on with our own travel plans. We make all of these maneuvers without considering how long it takes for an 18-wheeler to stop or slow down or even considering the type of impact created when an 18-wheeler is involved in a collision.
Unfortunately, when an 18-wheeler does become involved in a crash on a highway or other road, it can lead to catastrophic injuries, and even death. The attorneys at Willens & Baez are standing by today to help you recover compensation if you have been injured in a truck accident, or if you have lost a loved one in such a catastrophe.
Why Do Truck Accidents Happen?
Truck accidents may happen for a variety of reasons. The truck driver may be fatigued from driving throughout the entire night, or he may be distracted while using a cell phone, GPS, or other device.
In some cases, a truck accident may be the result of faulty equipment on the truck, such as defective tires. Or, an accident may have occurred because the cargo was not strapped down tightly enough, leading to a crash with other vehicles.
Recovering Compensation in an Accident
The first step in recovering compensation in a truck accident is determining who was liable, an action that can be facilitated with the help of an attorney at Willens & Baez. We will examine your case and highlight the liable party, whether that may be the trucker himself, the truck company, the shipping company, or even a mechanic who failed to correctly service the truck. Once we have labeled the responsible party, we can file a claim on your behalf to recover compensation.
If you have been the victim of a trucking accident we know that your life is in turmoil. We understand the fear and confusion a lawsuit can bring and we are happy to help you see your way to recovery. Contact the Joliet truck accident attorneys at Willens & Baez immediately for help.