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Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving trucks are affected by much different law and regulations than typical automobile accidents. Trucks can be big rigs or construction vehicles and due to the weight and content of the trucks, they can cause much worse accidents than a crash between passenger vehicles. Every year thousands of people are killed or injured by trucking accidents, and it is important to know your rights in the event it happens to you. A truck accident lawyer in Rockford will help guide you through your legal options if you are involved in a trucking accident.

Causes of Trucking Accidents

Due to the size and commercial aspect of trucking, trucking accidents and their causes are a bit more complex. Much like car accidents, negligence leading to Personal Injury is a common complaint filed in truck accident cases, however, they can also be caused by negligence as a result of unreasonable working conditions put on the driver by the trucking company. Equipment failure and faulty parts can also play a large role in an accident. The extenuating circumstances mean that your claim could be against the driver, and also a larger corporation and insurance company and being as prepared as possible will strengthen your case. If you are in an accident and are able to, take photos of the scene of the crash, especially any equipment you may suspect is faulty.

Personal Injury Case and Trucking Accidents

A difference between trucking cases and regular car crashes is that the driver of the truck, the company that was employing the truck driver, and the insurance company can all be named as potential defendants. Truck injury cases typically fall under federal agencies rather than the state transportation authorities. By hiring American Law Firm as your truck accident lawyer in Rockford we can help you pursue compensation from your injuries.

Law states that you should be compensated until you are financially and physically back to how you were before you were injured. Unfortunately, this law leaves much room for interpretation and without a qualified truck accident lawyer in Rockford like the American Law Firm, then you could miss out on benefits that you deserve.

What to Expect with a Trucking Accident Case

Since truck accidents are investigated by federal agencies they can take significantly longer to investigate and pursue compensation than a normal accident case. Often times, the truck driver is represented by an attorney paid for by their employer, and therefore have significant financial support for their case. Hiring the American Law Firm as your truck accident lawyer in Rockford is a crucial step in ensuring you have determined and qualified representation in your personal injury case.  

Call the American Law firm today if you have recently been injured by a trucking accident.

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