Champaign Trucking Accident Employer Negligence Attorney
If you or someone you love has been injured in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to get compensation from the company that employed the driver for their negligence. The Champaign trucking company negligence lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C. are ready to help you.
If an employer has been irresponsible or careless when hiring, training, or managing drivers, they may be held accountable if the driver causes a severe injury accident. Also, if they do not adequately maintain their fleet of vehicles, devastating accidents could occur. In these cases, the trucking company could be responsible for what happened to you.
The attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. are qualified and compassionate professionals that are experienced in trucking accident cases. We can provide you with the legal help and information you need to get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (815) 929-9292 to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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An accident with a semi-truck or an 18-wheeler is a devastating experience. It can leave you with expensive medical bills and serious, life-altering injuries. Between the driver, their employer, and the truck manufacturer, you may not know who is responsible for compensating you for your injuries. Not understanding the nuances of your case can hurt your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve.
An experienced truck accident attorney understands the law. They will be able to identify who is responsible for your damages and what kind of compensation you deserve. They will also likely be able to win you a higher settlement than you would be able to get for yourself. Let a personal injury attorney handle the legal fight while you focus on recovering from your accident.
Why Choose the Attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C.?
Spiros Law, P.C. was founded in 2005, and our attorneys have provided clients with quality representation across the state of Illinois. We have earned our reputation by effectively and aggressively representing clients to get them the compensation they deserve. This is why many of the cases we get are referred to us by former clients.
Our lawyers work hard to protect and preserve our clients’ legal rights. Our legal team is comprised of knowledgeable, capable, and understanding personal injury lawyers that have experience dealing with trucking accidents and negligent trucking employers. Throughout the entire process, the lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C. hold face-to-face meetings with clients to make sure that they know what is going on in their case. If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, the entire experience can be frustrating and confusing. The lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C. are dedicated to making this process as easy as possible for you and getting clients the compensation they deserve to get back on their feet.
At Spiros Law, P.C., a group of lawyers is assigned to each case, and it is managed as a team. By having different kinds of trained professionals (like paralegals, partners, associates, legal nurse consultants, private investigators, and legal secretaries) handle a case, it ensures that different points of view from highly trained professionals will collaborate to get the best result possible for your case.
Cases We Handle
When drivers are handling dangerous and powerful machines like semi-trucks or 18-wheelers, employers are responsible for making sure that the driver is qualified and that the truck is properly maintained. There are lots of ways that the negligence of an employer can lead to an accident. The following are a few examples of employer negligence that can lead to trucking accidents:
- Overworking Drivers: If an employer has overworked a driver by making them work more hours than they can safely work, the driver is going to be tired. Exhaustion will make them more likely to doze off while driving. Reflexes are also slowed when someone is tired, and this can cause the driver to make a mistake and cause an accident.
- Hiring Unqualified Drivers: If a trucking employer has hired someone that is not licensed to be a truck driver or has a bad driving record, this increases the chances that the driver will cause an accident. If an employer has been careless in screening for the right licenses or if they have not checked the driver’s driving record for signs of problems like DWI’s (driving while intoxicated), the driver may be unfit to drive the large vehicle they will be responsible for. The employer was careless in allowing them to work for their company, which can cause accidents.
- Providing Inadequate Training: If an employer has not spent enough time training a driver, or if the employer has not trained them to be safe drivers, this can also increase the chances of an accident. If an employer has rushed the training or if their training is not sufficient for state regulations, a driver could make a mistake and cause an accident.
- Failing to Inspect or Properly Maintain Vehicles: An employer that profits from a truck driving business have to make sure their equipment is safe so it will not put anyone in danger. If an employer has not inspected or adequately maintained a vehicle, whether it is because of a mistake or because of carelessness, this can cause an accident because of technical failures.
At Spiros Law, P.C., we can handle trucking accident cases caused by these and other reasons. By holding the employer responsible for their negligence, you can get the compensation you deserve and help prevent further accidents from being caused. Employers will try to avoid liability, but the lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C. know the law, have experience in trucking accident claims and are committed to helping you.
Contact Us Today
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler that was caused by negligence on the part of the trucking company, the lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C. are ready to help. Call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 to learn about your rights and get the compensation you deserve. The experienced and dedicated Champaign truck accident lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C. are ready to evaluate your case for free. Learn about your rights and take the first step in getting compensation.