In the past few years truck accidents have increased at least 20 percent, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Accidents that involve trucks are generally more harmful than those involving normal sized vehicles and thereby could mean horrible injuries or even death.
If you have been involved in an accident involving a truck, then you may need the advice of a DuPage County trucking accident lawyer at Woodruff, Johnson and Palermo. We handle all kinds of trucking accident lawsuits in the DuPage County area and will be happy to set up an appointment to speak to you regarding your situation.
DuPage County Trucking Accident Lawyer Understands
One of the first things that has to be done in any kind of lawsuit is to determine fault, and that is something a DuPage County trucking accident lawyer at Woodruff, Johnson and Palermo can do for our clients. We know exactly who to contact and what questions to ask to get the ball rolling in your potential lawsuit.
For instance, there are several entities that could be at fault in the case of a truck accident, including the driver, the owner, the company that leased the truck, the shipper, the loader, etc. We, as your DuPage County trucking accident lawyer, can help wade through the red tape and confusion and determine exactly who was at fault so that we can get the lawsuit paperwork started and do it correctly and quickly.
Common Reasons for Truck Accidents
As your DuPage County trucking accident lawyer we also know all the common reasons for truck accidents and thereby are experts in understanding what constitutes a successful lawsuit and what doesn’t. For example, some of these reasons include driver error, mechanical error, weather, road conditions, traffic conditions, etc. It takes experts in these factors to determine the value of a potential trucking accident lawsuit.
These determinations can take a long time to straighten out and thereby it is vital to get an expert opinion on how to file a lawsuit and what to do to figure out if you have a case or not. This is something that a layperson likely can’t do alone and wouldn’t be able to put together without some sort of legal assistance.
So, if you have been injured in a truck accident, it’s time to make an appointment with a DuPage County trucking accident lawyer at Woodruff, Johnson and Palermo by giving us a call today.