Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Illinois

There are many types of negligence that can lead to a truck accident. A driver may be tired from long hours on the road when he or she should have pulled over to rest. A trucking company may cut corners on truck maintenance in order to save money. Likewise, a trucking company or driver may choose to overload a vehicle with cargo, making the vehicle unstable, overweight and more dangerous to others on the road.

Determining the specific cause of your truck accident is essential to the success of your case. By pinpointing the cause of the accident, your attorney can establish the negligence of the driver, trucking company or another negligent party. Then, your lawyer can hold all negligent parties accountable for your injuries with a personal injury claim.

Immediately after an accident, investigators from the trucking company and their insurer will be on the scene. They are not there for your benefit. Instead, they are looking to limit their liability. It is important to act quickly and hire an attorney who can investigate your accident and ensure that your rights are protected.

Experienced Trucking Accident Attorneys

At Kanoski Bresney, our legal team stands ready to help you with every aspect of your truck accident case. We are the largest personal injury law firm in Central Illinois. This allows us to provide our clients with the experienced representation and resources they need at every stage of the process.

For a free consultation with one of our truck accident attorneys, contact us online or call us at 217-280-4985.

What Caused Your Truck Accident?

Every accident is different. Throughout our years of practice, however, we have frequently seen truck accidents caused by:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Unreasonable schedules
  • Improperly loaded or overloaded trucks
  • Defective equipment
  • Poorly maintained trucks
  • Lack of driver training and experience
  • Intoxication and drug use
  • Reckless driving in dangerous weather conditions
  • Defective roadways
  • Excessive speeding

If your truck accident was caused by a negligent driver of another vehicle or another party, we can help you hold those negligent parties accountable. Our attorneys have obtained more than $350 million in compensation for accident victims in Central Illinois. We can help you pursue the medical expenses, lost wages, and damages for pain and suffering that you need after a serious collision with a truck or commercial vehicle.

Contact an Attorney About Your Truck Accident

Whether you were injured on I-55, I-74, I-72, I-57 or another roadway, we can help. Contact our lawyers online or call us at 217-280-4985 to schedule your free consultation. With offices in Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Macomb, Pekin, Quincy, Rushville and Springfield, we can effectively serve clients throughout Central Illinois.