Waukegan Truck Accident Attorneys
Driving up Green Bay road can be a very peaceful ride for as you enjoy the beautiful homes and occasional glimpses of Lake Michigan. However, it also is a ride that leads to a number of Waukegan truck accidents.
Take a recent distracted driver case Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers won. A delivery driver was in Waukegan bringing goods to a restaurant. They were not familiar with the area and not paying attention to the road.
Whether it was the scenery, the mobile device they were using to find their delivery, or driving in an unfamiliar area we are not sure.
What is known is that the driver went through the red light in the middle of the business district on Green Bay road and hit our client head on.
Our client is a husband and wife who received numerous injuries. The husband was hit so hard he then hit the windshield. He suffered lacerations to his face, along with numerous back and neck injuries. The lacerations required a plastic surgeon who could reduce the scarring.
The wife also had a number of back and neck injuries, but was in better shape than her husband.
This type of story happens far too frequently throughout the United States. The first question we need to ask is why?
Understanding why truck accidents happen
While the causes of truck accidents are numerous, a few specific themes keep occurring.
- Distracted drivers- As we mentioned with the Waukegan truck accident above, drivers are distracted. We live in an age where truckers use maps, scan mobile devices, and drive at the same time. Problems are bound to happen.
While every state now has some type of mobile phone driving law, it is important to remember that truck drivers do not just have mobile devices in their cab.
They also need maps and other technologies to run their business from their truck. Voice technology is much better today than they were 10 years ago, but it still requires drivers to check where they are going.
On a long, winding street like Green Bay road this has dangerous consequences.
- Inadequate training– Furthermore, drivers today receive far less training than their peers did 20 or 30 years ago. CDL school mills have popped up that offer students fast access to a CDL license and a job within weeks.
Yet, with faster training, new drivers do not always have time to absorb all of the safety and driving techniques needed for a big rig truck.
- Unrealistic schedules– Another reason why drivers sometimes get into accidents is the unrealistic schedule their company sets.
Driving to their location in the least amount of time possible becomes a never ending game of chance. Drivers go faster on the roads, multi-task more, and navigate on the go.
Larger companies are in a competitive industry where they push their drivers to get more done. Many of these inexperienced drivers can be replaced on a dime and do as they are told.
What can you do if you were injured in a Waukegan truck crash?
It is one thing to understand what causes trucking accidents. It is another if you are in an accident yourself. What do you do after the accident?
Going back to the Waukegan truck accident we mentioned earlier, the husband and wife considered settling with the insurance company when we spoke to them.
They were frustrated, because the insurance company delayed the settlement for months. Finally, the couple lost patience.
We helped them file suit against the insurance company and wound up getting them a lot more money even after the attorney fees. We recovered $324,000 for the husband, because of the residual scarring and the plastic surgeon costs. Additionally, the wife received $95,000.
This goes to the heart of the matter. Most people do not want to file a lawsuit. They want to get it over with as quickly as possible.
However, handling it on your own can often lead to frustration and delays. Most people do not have the experience to handle personal injury cases on their own.
Insurance and trucking companies have multi-million dollar legal departments on staff ready to fight their cases. They are fully staffed with attorneys, accident investigation researchers, medical experts, and economists.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers refined their strategy, in order to reduce the delays and low ball offers most insurance companies offer. Our attorneys have the experience needed to fight for you. Call us at 888-424-5757with any questions.
Do not delay, because these companies do everything in their power from day one to reduce the amount of money they pay you.
That is why the earlier we can assist your case, the better. We help you understand the best direction to take with your case.
Then you can get back to your life as we handle your case. No need to spend countless hours on the phone researching information or waiting to speak with the hospitals about bills.
Next Steps to Take Following a Crash
Were you in a Waukegan trucking accident recently? If so, then let us help you get the justice and recompense you deserve.
Let us answer your questions today. Feel free to call our office to receive a free consultation at 888-424-5757.
For more information on other Illinois cities we serve and the applicable laws, please visit:
Aurora Truck Accident Lawyers
Champaign Truck Accident Lawyers
Elgin Truck Accident Lawyers
Joliet Truck Accident Lawyers
Naperville Truck Accident Lawyers
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