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Tractor-trailer trucks can weigh between 20 to 30 times more than the passenger cars they share
the road with. This substantial difference in weight can lead to catastrophic injuries and damages to whatever and whoever is unfortunate enough to be in a semi-truck’s way.
Trucking accident victims can sustain severe injuries such as brain injuries, paralysis, and even death. If you or a loved one became a victim in a big rig accident, Peoria truck accident attorneys can help you get the compensation you need and the justice you deserve.

Types of Truck Accidents

Semi-trucks are unlike most other vehicles on the road. The types of crashes they can cause or be involved in are often unique as well. For example:

  • Jackknifing accidents occur when the truck folds itself, forming a 90-degree angle with the trailer. This can happen when the driver brakes too hard or quickly.
  • Truck rollovers are likely if a driver loses control of their big rig, causing it to roll over on its side, sometimes taking other motorists with it
  • Tire blowouts will cause any vehicle to sway uncontrollably, especially semi-trucks, putting the driver and other motorists at risk
  • Wide turns are sometimes necessary for big trucks, but when the driver swings to the left to make a right turn, other vehicles and even pedestrians can be trapped
  • Blindspot accidents are prevalent with semi-trucks because the driver cannot see other vehicles when they are changing lanes, adjacent vehicles can be hit, crushes, or forced off of the road
  • Lost loads happen when a truck’s freight is improperly loaded, causing it to fall out or off of the truck and posing extreme danger to others sharing the road

No matter what kind of truck accident you were involved in, Peoria truck accident lawyers can investigate the cause and determine who is liable. Then they can seek financial compensation for the injuries the at-fault party caused you.

Common Truck Accident Injuries

Those who are injured in a truck accident are more likely than the truck’s driver or passengers to sustain severe or fatal injuries. In 2018, there were more than 4,000 individuals killed in large truck crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Of those, 67 percent were drivers or passengers in cars or other passenger vehicles, and 15 percent were bicyclists, motorcyclists, or pedestrians.
Additionally, injuries caused by truck accidents are often more severe than injuries sustained in other types of motor vehicle crashes. Peoria truck accident attorneys will fight to ensure you get the compensation that reflects the severity of your injuries. Common injuries sustained in big rig accidents include:
Some of the more common trucking accident injuries suffered by innocent motorists include:

  • Head and brain injuries— sometimes are life-altering injuries that might not be instantly noticeable and can be caused by whiplash.
  • Back and neck injuries— As benign as minor neck pain to dislocated or broken discs. Neck and back injuries are serious because they can decrease the range of motion and can make it challenging or impossible to perform daily activities.
  • Broken bones—the increased force of the truck is more likely to cause broken bones, some of which may require surgery or months of healing.
  • Lacerations— glass and other parts of the semi-truck or passenger vehicles can cause lacerations or cuts.
  • Rib and torso injuries— the rib cage protects vital organs. Injuries to these bones can also mean injury to vital internal organs.
  • Spinal injuries and paralysis— Just like head injuries, spinal injuries may not be noticeable right away. It’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a car accident, but even more so after a trucking accident. Spinal injuries are sometimes traumatic and can result in paralysis.
  • Wrongful death: Compared to other vehicle accidents, semi-truck accidents are more likely to lead to fatal injuries on victims of all ages.

Truck Accident? Peoria Truck Accident Attorneys Are Here to Help

Trucks are a necessary and common sight on Illinois highways and interstates. Even though they are crucial to our way of life, they still put everyone on the road at a higher risk for injury and death. This is especially true if truck drivers are negligent, trucks are not maintained and repaired as they should be, and trucking company owners ignore government safety regulations.
A complete understanding of the intricate laws and regulations pertaining to the trucking industry gives us additional leverage to hold the negligent parties accountable for their actions. At Malman Law, our team of Peoria truck accident attorneys will aggressively seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. To find out how we can help you recover, contact us today for a free case evaluation. Call (312) 629-0099 or use our online contact form.

 

 

 

 

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2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet

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