There are few accidents more devastating than truck accidents, in large part due to the sheer size and weight of trucks. If you are injured in a truck accident, there is a very good chance that you require financial compensation to heal. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Geneva, Illinois personal injury lawyer to learn more about truck accidents and how our firm can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do most truck accidents occur?

Truck accidents happen for many different reasons, though they are generally either due to truck driver negligence or truck employer/company staff negligence. For example, in many cases, truck accidents happen due to truck drivers being fatigued as a result of working long hours every day. In other cases, truck accidents happen due to truck drivers driving under the influence of alcohol. Additionally, these accidents also happen when truck drivers fail to account for the size of their vehicle by failing to brake on time, making turns too wide, and more.

These accidents also occur when truck employers overwork truckers, or even when they fail to adequately train truckers before sending them out on the job. These accidents can also happen when truck employees negligently load trucks, causing them to become unbalanced, allowing for serious accidents when trucks topple over. The bottom line, however, is that if you are injured due to negligence on the part of the truck driver, truck employees, or truck employers, there is a very good chance that you are entitled to compensation. Importantly, you should only pursue this compensation with a skilled personal injury attorney in your corner. Fortunately, if you’re reading this, you’ve come to the right place. O’Brien Law, LLC stands ready to effectively represent you and your interests.

How long will I have to sue a truck driver for an accident in Illinois?

If you are injured in a truck accident in Illinois, you will have to file your personal injury claim within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Illinois is, typically, two years, which means that you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible. We can begin the claims process on your behalf today.

Contact our legal team to schedule your free initial consultation. We are here to fight for you, every step of the way.