In 2014 there were 589 recorded trucking accidents in the state of Illinois, 16 of which resulted in fatalities. If you or someone you know has been the victim of an accident involving a semi-truck, it’s important for you to know your options.
What should I do if I’m in an accident with a semi-truck?
The first thing you should do after an accident is document every detail. By writing down the accident you make the claim process more clear and easier on yourself. Take note of:
- What you were doing at the time of the accident
- Where you were going
- The people you were with
- The time of day and the weather
You should also record any type of pain or discomfort you may be feeling as a result of the accident. Even the most mild forms of soreness could result in pain, injury, or loss of sleep. Taking note off all of these will bring clarity to your case.
When should I seek legal counsel?
Semi-truck companies often have private accident investigators who look for opportunities to blame the victim. If you feel that you have been wrongfully blamed for the injuries or damages in semi-truck accident you should seek legal counsel immediately.
Why you should choose Alvarez?
Alvarez Law Office has over 100 years of combined experience and specializes in trucking litigation. Alvarez Law Office has won clients millions of dollars in compensation. Our team will fight aggressively for your justice. Call today for a free consultation: (219) 300-5204