Accidents involving tractor trailer trucks usually result in severe injuries or even death. These collisions can be caused by reckless or negligent acts, such as texting while driving or driving too fast for road conditions.
If you or a loved one was involved in an accident with a tractor trailer truck (also called 18-wheelers or big rigs), you may be eligible to recover damages, such as medical expenses, property damage, and other losses, in a lawsuit.
You deserve to know your legal rights after an accident that was not your fault. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today for a free case evaluation at (800) 794-0444.
Severe Injuries Are More Common in These Accidents
Tractor trailer trucks, when fully loaded, can weigh more than ten times the average passenger car. This size difference alone can make it more likely that you may suffer a severe injury in an accident, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Organ loss or damage
- Crushed or broken bones
- Twisted, sprained, or torn ligaments, muscles, or cartilage
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
It can take weeks, months, or even years to fully recover from these injuries. Some people are left permanently disabled or have lifelong medical conditions. You should not have to continue to suffer from someone else’s reckless act. An Aurora tractor trailer truck accident lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm does not shy away from the tough cases and will stand up to the insurance company or a huge trucking company to pursue the compensation you deserve.
How Our Aurora Tractor Trailer Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help You
Most trucking companies dispatch an investigator, a lawyer, and an insurance adjuster immediately after an accident. They are not there to offer you help. They are there to prevent you from recovering the compensation and justice you deserve.
Our legal team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will:
- Review your case at no cost or obligation, either in your home, the hospital, our office, or over the telephone.
- Secure the evidence, documentation, and testimony needed to build a strong case of liability and negligence.
- Identify all liable parties.
- Assess the value for your damages.
- File a claim with the other party’s insurance company.
We can negotiate for a fair settlement on your behalf. If the other side refuses to negotiate in good faith, we can take your case to trial.
Time Is Limited for Legal Action
Every state has its own statute of limitations to file a claim in a personal injury case. In the state of Illinois, according to 735 ILCS 5/ Code of Civil Procedure, you have only two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you try to take legal action after that deadline, your complaint will be dismissed.
A member of our legal team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can discuss the details of your case for free today. Find out if you have a compelling case to pursue compensation for the injuries you have suffered in an Aurora, IL trailer truck accident.
For a free legal consultation with a Tractor Trailer Truck Accidents Lawyer serving Aurora, call (800) 794-0444
Our Practice Area Includes Many Types of Tractor Trailer Truck Accidents
Tractor trailer truck accidents can be complex, because they can involve damages and multiple defendants. According to the Large Truck Crash Causation Study, there may be several reasons for these accidents.
Our law firm accepts all kinds of cases, including those that involve the following types of negligence:
- Drunk driving (Driving While Intoxicated)
- Driving while texting or some other form of distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Rollover accidents
- Jackknife accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Sideswipe or lane changing accidents
- Accidents caused by cargo falling into the roadway (for example, a vehicle coming loose from a tow truck)
- Defective tire accidents
- Hit and run accidents
We understand that life after a major accident is chaotic. It is our goal to help you and your family with personalized and compassionate legal service. You do not pay any up-front fees when you hire an attorney from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis only—we are paid only if we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.
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We Identify All Liable Parties
We identify all the parties who played a direct or indirect role in the accident. These parties might include the:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Truck owner and operator (if different)
- Safety inspectors
- Mechanics or repair providers
- Municipalities that allowed dangerous road conditions or hazards
You deserve to be compensated for an accident that you did not cause.
We invite you to call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today for a free case evaluation by a member of our team.
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Recoverable Damages After a Tractor Trailer Truck Accident
An Aurora tractor trailer truck accident lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will carefully and objectively assess your case. We will talk with your doctor about your injuries to gain a better understanding of how they could affect your life today and in the future.
Our valuation of your damages may lead to compensation for:
- Medical treatment, including ambulance, emergency room services, hospitalization, and medical tests
- Lost wages while you are recovering from your injuries
- Reduced earnings if your injuries prevent you from working, or if you cannot return to your previous job
- Property damage, including car rental or temporary transportation for you to get to the doctor or pharmacy
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of consortium or companionship
In some cases, the court may award punitive damages if the defendant’s actions are egregious.
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If You Are Injured, It May Be Time to Call a Lawyer
The last thing you need to deal with when you are injured is talking to an insurance adjuster who is trying to downplay or deny your claim. Let an attorney with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm handle your case so you can take the time you need to recuperate and heal.
Tractor trailer truck accidents can leave you with serious injuries and a mountain of expenses. Call us today for a free case evaluation at (800) 794-0444. There is no obligation.