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Illinois Truck Accident FAQ's

Truck Accidents When a commercial truck is involved in a traffic accident with passenger vehicles or pedestrians, the results are often catastrophic. Many victims suffer serious injuries or die at the scene after being crushed on impact by a significantly heavier vehicle. Other times, the crash leads to an horrific conflagration potentially causing severe burns when flammable or hazardous materials explode.

Typically, any large vehicle that requires a commercial driver’s license to operate is regarded as a commercial vehicle. Big rigs, 18-wheelers, delivery vans, cement trucks, gasoline tanker trucks, and semi-tractor-trailers are considered commercial transport vehicles, as are some classifications of standard pickup trucks.

Why are Truck Crashes so Deadly?

Commercial truck crashes are far more likely to cause fatalities than accidents between two passenger cars. A fully loaded large truck can weigh 80,000 pounds or more. By contrast, most passenger cars weigh 3,000 pounds or less. When these two disproportionately sized and weighted vehicles collide, the consequences are often deadly because of the laws of physics. Typically the truck driver will not be seriously harmed while the motorist and passengers in the smaller vehicle either don’t survive or survive with debilitating injuries.

If you are an immediate family member or next-of-kin of someone killed in a trucking accident, you likely have the right to seek survivor damages for hospital costs, property damage, loss of future financial support, funeral and burial expenses, and intangible losses including payment for pain, suffering, emotional distress, and grief.

Let Our Chicago Truck Accident Attorneys Fight for Your Rights

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC represents crash victims and their families following devastating accidents with commercial trucks and delivery vans, and other consequences of professional truck driving negligence. Our trucking accident attorneys have compiled a list of some frequently asked questions about the medical and legal aspects of commercial vehicle accidents that we hope will help you understand your rights and make an informed decision about obtaining compensation.

Should you have additional questions, we invite you to contact our office for a free review of your case. We have successfully litigated many truck accident cases and won our clients the financial compensation they deserve. If you or your loved one was involved in a trucking accident, we urge you to contact our personal injury law offices at (888) 424-5757 to let us begin working on your case. We offer a “no win/no-fee” guarantee, which means that if we are unable to secure compensation on your behalf, you owe us nothing for our legal services.


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