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Truck Accidents and Personal Injury Claims

Published on July 1st, 2021

You might ask yourself, how can truck accidents lead to a personal injury claim? Truck accidents are some of the most damaging and life-altering accidents seen on the road. The trucking industry is highly regulated due to this fact, as well as the fact that many parties can be found liable for damages if and when accidents do occur.

There are federal and state laws which help protect the public from potential accidents involving commercial motor vehicles. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the federal agency which regulates and provides safety oversight for these commercial vehicles. For example, they have strict hour regulations in place which limit the amount of time drivers spend behind the wheel. Fatigued drivers is one of the most common causes of vehicle collisions.

There are also individual sets of state regulations for commercial truck drivers. Some examples of Illinois’ truck regulations include size and weight limits, speed restrictions, and permit requirements.

In spite of numerous regulations that commercial truck drivers are required to follow, when accidents occur it is often a result of a driver’s negligence. In addition to these cases, times when a truck driver followed regulations and was not at fault for an accident, either due to negligence or traffic violations, personal injury claims still come into play.

Truck accident personal injury claims involve many more parties than your average auto accident claim. A company employing the driver, the company which designed or installed faulty equipment, a mechanic who signed off on an unfulfilled safety check for the vehicle, insurance companies, etc., can all be held liable for damages.

Getting in touch with a truck accident attorney in Belvidere is an important step in ensuring you are able to receive your personal injury claim. A qualified personal injury lawyer will take into account the severity of your injuries, all parties involved in the accident or who may be liable, insurance companies, faulty equipment, etc. Also, truck accident cases are also investigated by federal agencies, therefore they can take significantly longer to pursue and receive compensation.

Auto Accident Attorney in Belvidere, IL

Hiring an accident lawyer in Belvidere, IL is vital to filing and receiving a personal injury claim. The team at American Law Firm is here to help you get compensation for your injuries after a truck accident – Contact us today.

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