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What to Know about Tractor Trailer Accidents

Posted by A. Lou Benassi | Feb 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

There's no question that any type of car accident can lead to serious injury. Tractor trailer accidents, however, can produce catastrophic injuries that might not occur in a similar passenger vehicle accident. If you are suffering from injuries resulting from a tractor-trailer crash in Illinois, then your main focus should be on healing. Take the stress of a lawsuit off of your hands--let the experienced attorneys at Benassi & Benassi's Peoria, Illinois office handle your case for you.

Why are Tractor Trailer Accidents so Traumatic?

Tractor trailer accidents can produce injuries far greater than car accidents due to one main factor: size. Tractor trailers are massive in comparison to the average passenger vehicle and can carry loads weighing tens of thousands of pounds. The size and weight of a tractor-trailer mean slowing down and stopping are much harder for trucks than the average vehicle. Tractor trailers are also prone to overturning or jackknifing, which can lead to serious injuries for anyone in the truck's path.

Why do I Need a Lawyer?

Personal injury accidents can be complex, no matter what injury is involved. Tractor trailer accidents, however, can be an especially difficult beast to battle. This is due to several factors, including:

  • The possibility of multiple liable parties: in a regular car accident, an at-fault driver is likely the only liable party from which you can receive compensation. In a tractor-trailer accident, however, many parties may be liable, including the driver who caused your accident, the owner of the tractor-trailer, or the employer of the driver. An attorney can dig into the details of your case to determine who bears liability for your accident.
  • Federal regulations: truck drivers must comply with federal regulations that govern the world of trucking, including keeping logs, getting enough sleep, and not driving more than a certain number of hours before stopping to rest. If you were injured by a truck driver who failed to abide by these regulations, then you may have a stronger case against the driver for compensation for your injuries. Don't try to wade through these laws alone--a personal injury attorney who is experienced in tractor-trailer litigation can make all of the difference in the outcome of your case.

Injured? We're Here to Help

If you have been injured in a tractor-trailer accident, then you should be focusing all of your energy on what is truly important: healing to the fullest extent possible. Don't try to fight a personal injury accident alone. Personal injury cases are full of nuances and rules that must be followed down to the letter to reduce the risk of jeopardizing your case; one slight procedural misstep can lead to your case being dismissed.

The personal injury attorneys at Benassi & Benassi's Illinois office are dedicated to fighting your case so that you don't have to. To take the first step toward receiving the compensation you deserve, fill out an online case evaluation form or call (309) 674-3556 today.

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A. Lou Benassi

A. Lou Benassi was born and raised in Taylor Springs, Illinois, a small mining and farming community located near Hillsboro, the county seat of Montgomery County, Illinois...

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