Pursuing Justice For Truck Accident Victims
Getting into an accident involving a semi truck can be a terrifying and life-altering experience. Once your immediate medical needs have been attended to, you may feel unsure about what is going to happen next. How will you pay your bills? Where will your income come from? Will you be able to work and support your family?
At Kujawski & Associates LLC, our O’Fallon-based trial lawyers have the extensive experience needed to hold the negligent parties responsible for your accident accountable.
18-Wheeler Accidents Can Cause Serious Damage
18-wheelers are significantly larger than most other vehicles on the road. Therefore, they are capable of causing more extensive harm. If you were in an accident with one of these trucks, your injuries may be serious, leaving you permanently disabled.
Tractor-trailer crashes commonly cause injuries such as:
- Back and spinal cord damage
- Head and brain trauma
- Broken bones
- Internal damage
- Lacerations and other wounds
Medical care and therapy bills can quickly add up, and severe injuries can render you unable to work. Our team of attorneys is passionate about helping you seek appropriate compensation to meet these needs.
Determining Who Is At Fault
If you get into an accident with another car, the other driver and his or her insurance company will generally be the only parties involved in any litigation. However, in a collision that involves a semi truck, figuring out who is responsible can quickly become complicated. In addition to the driver of the truck, the freight company he or she works for may also be liable.
Additionally, many drivers do not own their trucks. The owner of the truck may also have acted in a negligent manner. That is why you need an experienced attorney to thoroughly investigate every facet of your accident, identify all of the parties who are responsible and help you file a personal injury claim to recover the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Holding Negligent Trucking Companies Accountable
Proving negligence of a trucking company following an accident is a complex process. It requires an experienced attorney who gets to the facts and attends to every detail of your case. Having dedicated and diligent legal representation is vital if you have suffered serious injuries or a family member has died.
At Kujawski & Associates LLC, our lawyers commit the firm’s resources to maximizing compensation after truck accidents on behalf of O’Fallon and southern Illinois residents victimized by negligent trucking companies.
A Trucking Company’s Negligence Has Life-Changing Effects
In an effort to maximize profits, trucking companies take shortcuts to reduce their costs. Their risky and negligent behavior has dangerous and deadly consequences.
Negligence can take many forms, including:
- Exceeding federal regulations on travel and sleep time by over-scheduling drivers
- Allowing trucks that are overloaded, unbalanced and unsecured on the roads
- Hiring drivers who lack qualifications and proper training
- Poor truck maintenance
- Failure to inspect and repair trucks
- Failure to provide necessary safety devices
- Overlooking drivers cited for safety violations and traffic violations
From the moment you retain our law firm, we provide personalized representation and tailor strategies to maximize your compensation. We conduct in-depth investigations to determine the true extent of the injuries you or a loved one suffered. We attend to every detail in interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence and consulting with your physicians.