Champaign Trucking Accidents Attorney
Large commercial vehicles such as semi trucks and 18-wheelers are essential to the transport of goods such as food, furniture, heavy machinery, and construction materials across the United States. However, due to the size and weight of commercial trucks, any accidents involving these vehicles can be catastrophic. Thus, everyone in the trucking industry—from vehicle manufacturers to the drivers themselves—must act carefully to help prevent these accidents.
Unfortunately, not everyone involved in the trucking industry acts as responsibly as they should, sometimes leading to devastating trucking accidents. If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, the Champaign truck accident lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., can help you determine who is at fault for the accident and seek the compensation you deserve. Contact our offices at (217) 328-2828 to learn more about how we can help you.
Cases We Handle
Truck accidents can leave victims facing significant injuries in addition to emotional distress and heavy financial burdens. At Spiros Law, P.C., we may be able to secure compensation from the party at fault for your accident in order to cover these damages. We are prepared to handle cases involving the following:
- Drunk driving
- Mechanical defect / malfunction
- Employer negligence / liability
- Truck driver error / negligence
- No-zone accidents
Even the smallest mistakes with truck manufacturing, driving, and maintenance can lead to horrible collisions and life-threatening injuries. If someone else has caused you to suffer in a trucking accident, our tenacious legal team can help you fight back.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know all-too-well the confusion that comes with a serious accident. You may be unsure of your rights, and you may be wondering if you need the assistance of an attorney. We have provided the following frequently asked questions and their answers to hopefully help answer a few of the questions you may have. If you’d like to know more or if you’d like to discuss the specifics of your situation, contact us at (217) 328-2828 directly.
How do I know if my family has a wrongful death case?
We understand how painful it is to lose a loved one, especially when it was at no fault of their own and that is why we are dedicated to helping families just like yours get the compensation and justice they are owed. If you have lost a loved one due to an accident caused by a negligent truck driver or truck company, contact us today to discuss your options. Hiring a lawyer may be the last thing on your mind after losing a loved one; however, it is crucial to seek legal counsel as soon as possible to get justice for your loved one and help get your family the financial compensation you deserve. While no amount of money will bring them back, financial compensation can assist you while you work on recovering from this terrible loss. Monetary compensation for a wrongful death claim includes compensation for damages including funeral expenses, pain and suffering of family members, loss of financial contribution, and loss of services and support.
Who is liable for a truck accident?
While it is impossible to determine who may be liable for your accident without knowing all the facts, there is a chance the truck driver or the trucking company itself may be held accountable for your injuries and damage to your vehicle. Call one of our experienced trucking accident attorneys today to discuss the specifics of your case to determine who may be liable for your accident. We will investigate the crash and will determine if one or more of the following entities may have been at fault for the crash:
The driver– Drivers must remain vigilant and alert while driving their truck. Due to the massive size of the truck, the driver could cause serious accidents if they are speeding, distracted, drowsy, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The manufacturer– Mechanical defects and malfunctions can have deadly consequences. The two most common causes of mechanical failure for trucks are brake failure and defective tires. If a part proves to be defective, then the manufacturer must recall the product and make the necessary repairs so that they are safe.
The trucking company– The trucking company has the responsibility to hire safe and responsible drivers. If trucking companies fail to do so by not properly interviewing or vetting candidates, then they can be held liable for their driver’s accidents.
Why do I need an attorney?
If you have been injured in a truck accident, the most important thing for you to do is to focus on recovery. You are likely dealing with ever-increasing medical bills, physical therapy, emotional and physical pain and suffering and phone calls from insurance companies. However, an attorney can help you with all of those aspects. We know how you may be feeling confused and fearful after an accident and we are here to help alleviate those feelings by taking care of the legal issues for you. Our attorneys will help guide you and will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. We believe that you should not be financially responsible for an accident you did not cause. Call us today to discuss the specifics of your case and to determine a strong plan of action.
The Champaign truck accident attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., believe that truck accident victims have the right to seek full compensation from the party at fault for their damages. Contact our offices at (217) 328-2828 to discuss your rights and legal options during this challenging time.