Attorneys for People Injured in Aurora Truck Accidents
Aurora, Illinois truck accidents have become more common over the past few years. It is not hard to see why when you consider that the sprawling suburb of 197,000 is also home to many large manufacturing companies.
Aurora is perfectly positioned as a transportation hub in the Chicagoland area. Its northern border runs across I-88, and both the BNSF railroad and the Municipal airport deliver goods to and from the Chicagoland area on this highway.
With 68% of all fatal truck accidents happening in rural areas, drivers must be conscious to avoid truck accidents in rural or suburban areas like Aurora.
Our Aurora truck accident attorneys are committed to helping you and your family recover the maximum compensation possible for your case under Illinois law. Please complete our on-line contact form for a free consultation with our team.
Some of the reasons behind Aurora truck accidents are:
- Limited field of vision- Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have a case pending right now where a Ford F-150 truck was converted into an extended cab for transportation purposes.
Because Aurora still has many of the small, narrow streets from the city’s past, it is very easy to miss a bicyclist or pedestrian. That is what happened when a construction company’s truck made a left turn at a stop sign and clipped the bicyclist riding next to them.
Fortunately, the injury was not fatal. The bicyclist was hit square on by the cab of the truck, resulting in a fractured leg along with soft tissue injuries.
In this case, the doctors conservative care the company limited the progress on his orthopedic injuries. This led to the bones not healing properly, which in turn led to surgery and the need for pins in his leg.
In many cases, however, this accident often has fatal consequences for pedestrians. That is because trucks have huge blind spots that make it hard for them to see the people and vehicles that may be dangerously close to them.
- Drivers make mistakes- Furthermore; the limited field of vision can be amplified when drivers make mistakes. With less and less training for CDL Class A truckers, they are bound to make more mistakes.
That is because without proper training they are not sure of how to handle their trucks. The average trucker on the road today had only 2-4 weeks of training before they got behind the wheel. In comparison, the Army requires drivers to take an 8-week course after they finish basic training. This course has over 200 hours of driver training for big rigs.
If this standard is good enough for the army, then it should be good enough for companies that hire workers who need to drive from work-site to work-site during the course of a day.
Otherwise, you have truck drivers who do not know how much headway they need to give other drivers and pedestrians when they make turns or alter speed.
That is when mistakes are made.
- In a bit of a hurry– Another reason is that truck drivers are always in a hurry these days. As the competition for shipping and serving clients gets higher, companies start hiring and firing new drivers faster.
It is a system that burns and churns out truck drivers at an alarming rate. In 2013, the turnover rate at one point for truckers reached 97%. Nationwide, the average turnover rate was 15.1%. Even the hospitality industry, usually a strong place for turnover, only has a 29.3% annual turnover rate.
Drivers either get burnt out from a system that pushes them to the limit, or their company lets them go because it can get someone else to do the job for less money in the same amount of time.
Understanding the Legal System to Help You Recover
Delivery trucking companies have legal defense teams with millions of dollars in resources. They are prepared before your accident to fight the case to the best of their abilities.
That is exactly why Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have a full team of accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, and economists who can help you get the money you deserve.
One of the things we did to help the client from the Aurora truck accident described above was to get the process started.
Before working with us, the tried to submit their medical bills submitted directly to the insurance company. They also were discouraged from getting an attorney. However, after three months of delays they reached out to us.
While this delay was not ideal, because too much time had passed to allow us to do our own investigation into the case, it is good that they contacted us.Without a legal advocate, when the insurance company pays the bills it means they reduce your payout significantly.
The insurance industry is built around stalling consumers so that they can minimize payouts and maintain their profits. Therefore, having someone like Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help you reverse that trend. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to call our office at 888-424-5757.
How can we help you with your Aurora truck crash case
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have the experience to help your case get settled with less hassle to your family and yourself.
Over the past five years, we have helped clients retain over $50 million in settlements and verdicts. We understand how to fight against trucking and insurance companies, because that is what we do every day at Rosenfeld law.
Let us put our experience to work for your Aurora truck accident, no matter how big or small the truck, by calling us for a free consultation at 888-424-5757.
For more information on other Illinois cities we serve and the applicable laws, please visit:
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