They are huge, heavy, bulky and often unstable. We are talking about commercial vehicles, which can often present a danger on Illinois roadways. Over the years, a great amount of time and effort has gone into determining why these accidents occur. Truck driver fatigue, mechanical failure, pure negligence and many other causes have been uncovered.
In our legal practice, we have seen the impact of commercial vehicle accidents on a very personal level. We know that the sheer size and weight of these automobiles usually means that people in smaller cars or trucks will be seriously injured if struck. It is always a risk and often a reality in these types of accidents.
For the victims of serious injury or even death, the cause of such an accident may seem unimportant in the immediate aftermath. What matters most at first is recovering, surviving and trying to return to a normal life. It is often later that determining the accident’s cause and holding the responsible parties accountable becomes important.
Unfortunately, quick action is often crucial in these cases. Victims or victims’ family members need to act fast to find justice. This is why we like to encourage all of our Illinois readers to keep their legal options open following a collision with a commercial vehicle. Remember that you may need to take action and make it a priority to talk with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident.
To learn more about how the law can help victims of commercial vehicle accidents, we invite you into the comprehensive pages of our personal injury website.