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Each year in the United States, large trucks transport more than 9 billion tons of freight, representing a $640 billion industry. The success of the American economy depends on the ability of trucks to get food, clothing, and countless other goods to shelves of retailers nationwide. However, individuals who have been injured in accidents involving large trucks may find their lives permanently affected by pain and disability.
At the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio, we realize how difficult putting your life back together after an accident can be. With over 75 years of legal experience, our personal injury attorneys are equipped to help you collect the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Semi-tricks are very large, potentially dangerous vehicles, often measuring in excess of 70 feet long. They can also be difficult to operate, with drivers requiring extensive training and safety instruction. Such a combination can lead to serious injury or death in any sort of collision or accident situation.
Tens of thousands of truck accidents occur every year, resulting in thousands of deaths and exponentially more injuries. Common causes for truck accidents include:
While many truck accidents can be attributed to the action or inaction of the truck driver, the trucking company may also be liable for the injuries caused. Often, the carrier is responsible for vehicle maintenance, driver training and screening procedures, and scheduling. Failure to ensure proper following of protocols or negligence of any kind may result in the company being held partly liable for a subsequent accident.
When you have been hurt in a car accident, truck accident, or any other type of motor vehicle accident, consulting with a qualified personal injury attorney is extremely important. You may be able to collect damages for your injuries well beyond any settlement initially suggested by an insurance company. An attorney can help you seek compensation for:
If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, the attorneys at the Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio are here to help. Contact us today at 630-920-8855 to schedule your free consultation. From our office in Hinsdale, we are proud to serve clients in DuPage, Cook, Will, Kane, and Kendall Counties and look forward to serving you.