Maximizing Compensation After A Truck Accident
Truck accidents in West Central Illinois happen on local and county roadways, as well as on interstates I-72, running east and west, and I-172, running north and south.
At Law Office of Stephen P. Rapp, we recommend that you seek counsel from a local truck accident attorney who is familiar with traffic patterns, farming activities and other unique aspects of this region.
Whether you live in this area or were passing through when you were injured in a truck accident near here, we can provide the personalized legal counsel you need.
Attorney Stephen P. Rapp was born and raised in Quincy and returned to serve this community after completing law school. To get your truck accident investigation underway without delay, turn to Law Office of Stephen P. Rapp for the personalized service you deserve.
Why You Should Choose A Lawyer Experienced In Local Truck Accident Cases
Truck accident cases can be complex due to the number of possible defendants and insurance companies involved. Attorney Rapp and our other team members can get your case off to a strong start by answering questions you have such as the following.
Who can I hold responsible for my injuries after being injured in an accident involving a semi-truck?
The liable party or parties may include the truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer, parts manufacturer and/or drivers of other vehicles on the road who contributed to the circumstances leading to the crash. Attorney Rapp has a great deal of experience determining liability after truck accidents and holding wrongdoers accountable.
What are some common causes of truck accidents?
Each accident is unique, but investigations often uncover causes such as:
- Truck driver fatigue or impairment
- Reckless driving such as speeding or improper lane changes
- Pressure by the dispatcher to transport cargo faster than what is reasonable
- Imbalanced loads
- Defective truck components such as lights, brakes or the trailer hitch
Weather conditions, visibility obstacles, road conditions and other factors also cause truck accidents.
What damages can I recover?
Your injury claim or lawsuit may enable to you to recover compensation for medical expenses, disability accommodations, lost wages, and pain and suffering, as well as compensation for your crashed vehicle.
What if I was partially to blame?
Illinois has modified comparative negligence laws, which mean that if you were less than 50% at fault, you can pursue compensation, although it will be lessened to the same degree as your fault.
What To Do After A Truck Accident
As with any motor vehicle accident, we urge you to seek top-notch medical care and get trustworthy legal counsel as soon as possible. If you were injured, your family member was injured or your loved one died in a truck accident in our region, we hope to hear from you. Let us explain how we can get legal aspects of your case started right away so you will not need to struggle with insurers on your own.