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Fallen Truck Debris in the Road Pose Serious Injury Risks to Car Drivers 

 Posted on June 21, 2022 in Personal Injury

Plainfield truck injury lawyerBecause Illinois is in the center of the nation, its roads are a major source of trucking traffic. Tens of thousands of big rigs and smaller trucks travel through Illinois every day, and while the vast majority of these trips are taken safely, tragedy can strike when unsecured loads come loose and fall into the road, causing an accident. If you were injured when objects in the road caused you to strike the objects or swerve and crash into another vehicle, you deserve compensation for your pain and trauma. 

Are Trucks Always Responsible For Shifting Loads? 

Sometimes truck loads come loose even when best loading practices are followed. But when trucking company employees and drivers fail to follow state and federal safety laws that regulate how cargo must be distributed and secured, they fail in their duty to keep those around them safe. They may be held responsible for accidents that result from the falling load. 

But it can be difficult to prove that a fallen load is responsible for an accident, especially when trucking companies’ insurance policy providers will be sure to fight to avoid taking responsibility for your injuries. Having an experienced attorney with the tools and knowledge to conduct a full investigation can help you prove the trucking company or driver was responsible. 

Do Not Settle with an Insurance Company Without Talking to an Attorney

Studies show that accident victims are more likely to settle for a lower sum if they receive what feels like a genuine apology from the responsible party. Knowing this, insurance companies have well-trained employees with kind voices who call victims of truck accidents and apologize, hoping the victims will accept a lower settlement because they feel a sense of closure. Do not fall for this! Instead, negotiate aggressively with the help of an attorney to get the full settlement you deserve. 

Meet with a Will County Truck Debris Injury Lawyer

Poor decision-making by trucking companies and their employees can change people’s lives forever in only a split second. If you or someone you love has been catastrophically injured or killed by a truck whose debris spilled into the road, contact the aggressive Plainfield, IL truck injury attorney with Michael J. Lichner - Will County Personal Injury Lawyer. Attorney Lichner excels at pushing insurance companies to give far better settlements than they originally offered and can litigate cases in court when the offered settlement is unfair. To learn more about how we may be able to help you, call our office today at 815-730-1977 to schedule your free consultation. 





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