PEORIA TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER/
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.
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.
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.
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
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.