Free Consultations | Tap To Call Today: 1.888.625.6265

Speak to a Lawyer 24hrs a Day


Free Consultation, Call Now!


Peoria Truck
Accident Attorneys

Premier Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Home
  • Peoria Truck Accident Attorneys

Peoria Truck Accident t Attorneys

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.

Other Peoria practice areas:




Contact Peoria’s Truck Accident Lawyer

If you believe that your loved one has suffered because of a truck accident in Illinois, contact Malman Law right away.

Why People Choose Malman Law

You’ll want your lawyers to be this good.
You’ll want our experience on your side.
  • Icon

    Credibility & Experience

    25,000+ Cases over 25 Years
  • Icon

    Track Record of Success

    25,000+ Cases over 25 Years
  • Icon

    Team of Litigation Lawyers

    25,000+ Cases over 25 Years

Free Case Reviews

Please fill out the form below and a representative at Malman Law will contact you within 24 hours to discuss the specifics of your case.

  • img

    They are very helpful, and when it comes to getting things done with your case I had the pleasure of working with Jason Kellerman he was awesome I highly recommend them.

    Britany Weaver

    Personal Injury Victim

  • img

    I’m very pleased to recommend Malman Law to my friends and relatives! I have to mention how efficient and professional in dealing with my case has been with everyo...

    Cheryl Wagemann

  • img

    I’ve been knowing about this Law firm for many years through friends, referrals & advertisements, never I thought I would need their services because I believe...

    Elvira G.

  • img

    I was rear-ended by a semi-truck on my way to work. I was transported to the hospital and my car was totaled. In the aftermath, Dan Petrich and Anna Schmidt from Malman ...

    Tony S.

  • img

    I contacted Malman Lawafter my work injury. So professional from my first phone call. Mr. Malman’s investigator, Dan, came right out to our home. Everything was explai...

    Devin Jones

  • img

    Attorney Greg Lamorena was my lawyer when I slipped and fell. He kept me updated throughout the case and was always available to talk when I had questions. He is a great...

    Annie Ong

  • img

    Alexis was the attorney on my case! She kept me in the loop about everything with my case. If I had any concerns I was able to contact her and she’ll answer my que...

    Eugenia Cathery

  • img

    They are so efficient and professional. Always available to help. Attorney Boyer was great and very good with my case. I really appreciate Malman Law. I gave them 5 star...

    Omolewa Snyder

  • img

    I have had an amazing experience with Malman law so far. From the start, Dan was super easy to work with, got me the medical attention I needed, and fast. Couldn’t ask...

    Trevor Harris

  • img

    Hi, I just want to acknowledge Jay McCarron, Kelly & the firm at Malman Law for representing me as they continue to work on my case. Thanks for keeping me updated &a...

    Ernest Pitts

  • img

    Alexis was the attorney on my case and she was GREAT. She made sure I was updated on everything about my case. I would highly recommend Malman Law if you’re ever in ne...

    Ariel Fleming

  • img

    I had the best experience with Jason and Jay attorneys from Malman Law they really went all the way to settle my case I’m telling you there just the best!! Recommend 1...

    Carmen Rivera

  • img

    Adam Meadow acted as the attorney for a family member who was in a car accident. He was highly personable and actively listened to our issues throughout the litigation p...

    Greg Gustafson

  • img

    Excellent customer service and a great experience. Malman Law handled the whole process and it was very smooth. The settlement was a great success. I would choose Malman...

    Malak St.Clair

  • img

    Helped me out of a big jam when my auto was hit twice when and the other drivers had no insurance. Adam Meadow is the only Lawyer I will call for helping me and my daugh...

    Devri Lott

  • img

    I cannot give enough praise to the team at Malman Law, for helping with my case. My children were involved in an auto collision and the attorney Adam along with his para...

    Adrian Lopez

  • img

    A close friend recommended me to Malman Law. I currently have a case with them due to a car accident I had and ever since the accident they have been taking care of ever...

    Vanessa Leon

  • img

    Bella Feinstein, Jason Kellerman, and Terry Davey have been instrumental in helping me through many difficult situations. Not only did they work to get my mom a settleme...

    Nyah Vuljanic

  • img

    This law firm is the best they got me paid and Malman Law kept in constant communication with me which meant a lot to me I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone...

    Jeff Walker

  • img

    Mr. Kellerman of Malman Law shows compassion for his clients. Returns calls and emails promptly, he takes time to listen to his clients, and gather facts accordingly.

    Steve Acosta

  • img

    Everyone at Malman Law made me feel welcomed and heard. My lawyer, Adam Meadow, as well as staff, kept me up to date and were more than happy to do so! I would highly re...

    Adrianna Gomez

  • img

    Dan Petrich was the best man for my case of falling through my porch of an apartment I rented. He made sure I got what I deserved not only $ wise but medical wise and th...

    Jose Cruz

  • img

    Steve Malman helped me with my auto case. He quickly responded and answered any and all the questions I had. My case was a success as well as 2 other family members I re...

    Meagan Cruz

  • img

    Malman Law goes above and beyond handling your legal injury case needs. From the first appointment through to the ending verdict my sister and brother in law were very...

    Eddie Villarreal

  • img

    I am very impressed with Malman Law and my experience with Tiffany Alberty. She was very professional and knowledgeable. I appreciate the great communication and never f...

    Madissen Miller

  • img

    Malman Law is definitely professionals and skilled at what they do. Mr. Adam Meadow always kept me informed and never hesitated to answer my questions and was open to he...

    Christina Ocon

  • img

    Mailman Law, Excellent firm!! Tiffany Alberty and her assistant Margie Gallegos were super efficient and knowledgeable. Great communication—very quick response and gre...

    Adriana Martinez

  • img

    So glad I contacted Malman Law regarding my accident. Professional and caring. Thank you Mr. Malman. I most definitely recommend to anyone if you need the best to call M...

    Virgil Sanner

  • img

    I really appreciated and enjoyed Yennin Calderon’s service. I called asking questions and she was so helpful. Not only did she answer all my questions and concerns...

    Jazlyn Caraballo

  • img

    My experience with Malman Law was great. I worked with Attorney Tiffany Alberty and her assistant Margie. Both communicated what was going on with my case, explained the...

    Ashley Jenkins

View more testimonials

$11.8 Million

Trucking Accident

Our Location


205 W. Randolph St., #1700

1 (888) 625-6265 GET DIRECTIONS

In the media


What’s your case worth? Submit for a free case review



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

NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim