PEORIA TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER/
Peoria truck accident lawyer Jeff Green is here to help you get the payment you deserve.
There’s nothing scarier than being in a collision with a large commercial vehicle. Crash victims should know that they have legal options to get compensation for the costs of their suffering. Contact Jeff today to get started.
Commercial vehicles are significantly larger and heavier than other vehicle types. When they are involved in a crash, it’s no surprise that they tend to cause a lot of damage, both to other vehicles and to the occupants of those vehicles.
Injuries suffered in large truck accidents can change lives forever. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, multiple fractures and internal injuries are just a few of the catastrophic injuries someone may suffer in a large truck crash. These injuries present a series of challenges, including costly medical bills, lost time at work and a diminished quality of life.
WHAT PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS OFFER TRUCK ACCIDENT VICTIMS/
Serious crashes have serious consequences. Not only is there a great deal of property damage in these types of accidents, there are also injuries that can disrupt a person’s life in immeasurable ways. In addition to expensive medical bills and lost income, a serious injury can cause incredible pain and suffering that lingers for months or years.
A person’s relationships, work capacity and livelihood can be greatly affected by a major truck accident. If you’re considering filing a personal injury claim, make sure you meet with an attorney that understands the importance of factoring in both the economic and non-economic damages that you’ve experienced.
Jeff Green has represented clients across Illinois. He’s helped clients in personal injury cases get compensation for medical expenses, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering. He is known for his willingness to fight for his clients. He’ll aggressively protect your right to just compensation for your injuries. Our team is ready to help you get the payment you deserve, so call us at 309-699-0111.
HOW TRUCK ACCIDENT CASES ARE DIFFERENT/
Experienced truck accident attorneys know that you can’t approach a case involving commercial vehicles the same way you’d approach one involving two passenger vehicles. There are many reasons that truck accident cases are so unique, but two of the most important are the complexities of the law and the severity of the crashes.
Commercial vehicles like tractor-trailers are required to meet more specific guidelines than other vehicles. More importantly, drivers of commercial vehicles also have stricter guidelines than the rest of us. For example, truckers can’t exceed a set number of hours behind the wheel each day. This law, known as the Hours of Service rule, is one of many laws that make these cases more complex than those involving other crashes.
On average, truck accidents tend to be far deadlier and lead to more severe injuries than other types of crashes. When the stakes are high due to catastrophic injuries, an attorney needs to be able to draw on a deep understanding of the true damages their client is facing. Approaching these cases like a common car crash case could potentially lead to accepting a settlement that is far less than a client deserves.
Jeff Green knows the federal and Illinois laws governing commercial vehicles, and he knows what it takes to get clients compensation that they need to cope with a serious injury. If you’re looking for a truck accident lawyer in Peoria, then look no further than Jeff Green.
WHAT TO DO IF THE TRUCKING COMPANY CALLS/
It’s not uncommon for trucking companies to send representatives to the scene of a wreck to get to work immediately on behalf of their own driver. Often, the company will call the other driver involved in the crash to look for opportunities to absolve their driver of responsibility. If you are contacted by a representative of a trucking company or the insurer representing the driver, you should not speak to them.
When an insurance representative or trucking company contacts you, refer them to your attorney. These companies want you to make a statement that they can use against your claim. Don’t give them that opportunity. Send them to your lawyer instead.
TRUCK WRECK CASES WE HANDLE/
Our clients include victims of:
- Driver fatigue and DUI
- Wide turns into oncoming traffic
- Improperly pulling off the road
- Tire blowouts and brake failures
- Load shifting and unsecured loads
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Improper markings or logs
- False logs or records
WHY TRACTOR-TRAILER CRASHES HAPPEN/
Commercial vehicle drivers want to avoid accidents as much as any driver. But our Peoria truck accident lawyer knows that despite good intentions to prevent accidents, truck driver fatigue is a serious problem. It is a major contributor to truck accidents, particularly for commercial drivers who are driving several hours a day, every single week, year after year. Regulations like the Hours of Service rules are designed to reduce the amount of time that drivers spend on the road, but it’s common for drivers to push the limits of these rules in order to meet shippers’ demands.
Our experience in helping hundreds of clients means you will get legal representation from a firm that understands well what it takes to win. Find out why so many others injured in vehicle wrecks come to us for help.
Tractor-trailers on the road are a fact of life, especially in central Illinois. Whether they are transporting industrial construction equipment to and from job sites, or traveling to wind farms with equipment and parts to build and repair wind turbines, these large vehicles share the road with regular passenger cars every single day, at all hours of the day and night.
Drivers in central Illinois regularly share the road with tractor-trailers hauling large pieces of farm equipment, including tractors, combines, bailers and sprayers. Large trucks are also hauling livestock, grain, corn, chemicals and other products used on and produced by farms. These trucks are difficult to handle, and they also present several problems for other motorists, including traffic congestion and the potential for serious accidents.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT/
After a crash, your body often goes into a state of shock, and the receptors in your brain can be flooded by stress hormones. It’s important to take a deep breath and follow a few simple steps.
Call 911. Notify the police immediately. They will respond to the scene, ask questions and fill out a police report. If you or anyone else is injured, request an ambulance.
Get to a safe place. If you are in the middle of the road or in harm’s way, get to a safe location. Depending on the extent of the damage to your vehicle and your physical condition, you might also consider moving your vehicle to a safe place.
Seek immediate medical treatment. If it’s clear that you are injured, make seeking medical attention your top priority. Even if you aren’t sure whether you are injured or how serious your injuries might be, see a doctor as soon as possible. Because of our heightened and potentially confused state following a crash, we aren’t always aware that we have suffered a very serious injury.
Follow the doctor’s orders. Be sure to take your doctor’s advice to heart and follow all the directions they give you. Don’t attempt to go back to work if the doctor says you should rest. It’s very important to focus on rest and recovery following a serious injury. Attempting to “power through” can result in a worsening of your condition.
Keep track of the costs you face. In the days, weeks and months that follow the truck accident, you will likely receive many bills stemming from the accident and injury. Keep these bills in a safe place and make copies, if possible. When you seek compensation for the costs you’ve faced, it will be important to have an accurate estimate of the medical bills and property damage you’ve encountered.
Contact an attorney. When a commercial vehicle is involved in a crash, it usually means that a trucking company’s representatives and an insurance company are mobilizing people to get to work on their driver’s case. They want to mitigate their liability and pay as little as possible. The best way to get in front of their efforts is to hire your own legal representation.
Jeff Green knows how trucking and insurance companies can make life difficult, and he knows how to protect his clients and give them the best chance of getting compensation for the damages they’ve suffered. Don’t hesitate to call Jeff at 309-699-0111 to get started on your case.
LARGE TRUCK CRASHES IN ILLINOIS/
The statistics are scary. In a single year (2015), there were more than 11,700 crashes involving tractor-trailers in Illinois, accounting for almost 4 percent of all crash accidents. Further, the highest rate of injury and death in these incidents are not the tractor-trailer occupants, but instead the occupants of other vehicles involved in the crash.
These accidents take place everywhere, from rural to suburban areas, and in cities all across Central Illinois. In fact, crashes are even more likely to occur on urban roads such as state routes and interstate highways. In the Peoria area, whether you are traveling on highways such as I-74, I-474, I-155, or US Route 150, on roads in one of Peoria’s suburbs, or on rural country roads, you are at risk of involvement in a very dangerous accident involving a truck.
WHEN YOU'RE INVOLVED IN A CRASH WITH A LARGE TRUCK/
The need for defensive driving cannot be overstated when you are around these large trucks, but sometimes a crash is unavoidable. When a commercial vehicle driver is responsible for the accident, you have legal options available.
The Law Office of Jeff Green represents those who have been injured in Central Illinois trucking accidents. We have a record of winning and will aggressively protect your rights. We bring to bear years of experience, dedication and resources for holding negligent drivers accountable.
Because of federal regulations and the defense strategies of many large commercial trucking companies, assessing and determining liability in trucking accidents can be very complex. This is why it is so important to hire an attorney familiar with these types of cases.
Our experience in helping hundreds of clients means you will get legal representation from a firm that understands what it takes to win and will passionately pursue justice for you.
Contact us to find out why so many others injured in car wrecks and truck accidents come to us for help.
Our team is well-versed in the complex legal relationships surrounding truck drivers, trucking companies and insurance carriers. We know how to properly review driver and shipping logs, vehicle maintenance records, and drug test results to uncover federal or state law violations.
Our Peoria truck accident attorney also works closely with experienced experts and agency representatives in areas ranging from accident reconstruction to vehicle engineering to federal safety standards. We leave no stone unturned in our search for the truth and our quest for justice for our clients.
PEORIA TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY WHO PROTECTS YOUR RIGHTS/
If you have been seriously injured because of a trucking accident, the team at the Law Office of Jeff Green can help you. We can determine the total physical, financial and emotional impact of your injury, which can be overwhelming and intimidating when you’ve been in a devastating accident. Together, we will work tirelessly to secure justice for you in your case.