If you or a family member suffered injuries or a family member passed away in a dump truck accident, you may be entitled to a financial award. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we seek justice on behalf of our clients and fight for the fair compensation they deserve.
Negligence typically plays a role in traffic collisions, and if the other driver in your accident acted carelessly, we are here to help you hold them accountable. We may be able to hold other parties accountable, too. We operate on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning you do not pay any costs upfront. Our law firm takes a fee out of the potential settlement. Call a Pintas & Mullins Law Firm team member today for a free, no-obligation consultation at (800) 794-0444.
Navigating the Aftermath of a Dump Truck Accident
The time following an accident is chaotic. Whether you are recovering, attending to a recovering loved one, or mourning the loss of a loved one, the last thing anyone wants to do is make multiple phone calls and worry about mounting medical bills.
You should not have to handle the heavy lifting after a devastating crash. Hiring an Aurora dump truck accident lawyer may allow you to focus on healing while they learn the facts of your accident and get to work for you.
How a Dump Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help
An Aurora dump truck accident lawyer can examine your case and discuss your options with you. If the dump truck driver acted negligently, you should not have to pay out of pocket for any damages you endured. The responsible party should pay for treatment and other costs—not you.
A dump truck accident can cause more severe injuries than a regular auto accident. This is no time to wait to take action against the liable parties for your preventable injuries. Here is what an attorney can take care of after a dump truck accident:
- Identifying who is responsible for the dump truck accident
- Answering your questions
- Speaking with insurance companies and negotiating with them to obtain compensation
- Taking your case to court if the insurance company denies your claim or downplays your injuries, and ultimately does not agree to offer substantial compensation
- Keeping you updated on your case
- Gathering evidence such as photos and video surveillance
- Interviewing witnesses and documenting relevant information
- Talking to your doctor about your injuries and getting medical records
- Obtaining the police report
Let Pintas & Mullins Law Firm take care of every step after an accident. We want to help get justice for your family.
Holding the Negligent Parties Accountable
Not only is the driver of the dump truck likely responsible for the accident, but their company—as well as the truck manufacturer—may be responsible, too. We will look into how the driver possibly caused the accident themselves, whether it was due to texting and driving or falling asleep at the wheel.
An Aurora dump truck accident lawyer can collect evidence that proves the driver acted negligently. The company that employed the driver may be held liable, too, as Illinois has vicarious liability laws. We may be able to pursue the company for compensation for this reason.
If we find that there was a defect in the dump truck that was a contributing factor in the accident, the truck’s manufacturer may be held accountable.
For a free legal consultation with a Dump Truck Accidents Lawyer serving Aurora, call (800) 794-0444
Economic and Noneconomic Awards You may Qualify to Receive
There are two types of awards you can obtain in a dump truck accident: economic and noneconomic. Examples of economic awards include compensation for:
- Hospital bills
- Medical transportation
- Property damage
- Lost income
Examples of noneconomic awards you may receive compensation for are:
- Pain, suffering, and inconvenience
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship
While you can receive awards in compensation for the physical and financial pain you suffered, you may also be entitled to punitive damages if your case ends up in court. Punitive damages are awards the judge orders the negligent party to pay to the claimant to help with legal fees and other expenses.
You can discuss with your attorney what types of awards to which you may be entitled.
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You Have a Short Time to Take Legal Action
In Illinois, you have two years to file both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits according to 735 ILCS 5/ Code of Civil Procedure and 740 ILCS 180/ Wrongful Death Act. The sooner you seek legal counsel, the sooner you may be able to receive a financial award.
If you do not take action within two years, you may be barred from pursuing compensation. Evidence and witnesses can also decrease or disappear after too long. Gathering evidence and building a strong case takes time, so we encourage you to reach out as soon as possible.
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Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Today for a Free Case Review
If you want the services of a dump truck accident lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, know that, if we take your case, our team will fight for you. We understand the stress and pain that comes with these avoidable accidents. We want to handle your case while you focus on your health, so you can work toward becoming more financially and emotionally comfortable.
We work on a contingency-fee-basis, so do not worry about paying upfront costs because there are none. We only take a cut if your case is successful and results in an award. Call a member of our team today for a free consultation at (800) 794-0444. We are eager to represent you and get you the financial award you may be entitled to.