Delivery van truck crashes often lead to devastating injuries which can leave you or your loved one unable to work or enjoy life in your usual way, and cause you or your loved one emotional and mental strain—in addition to any physical pain that has resulted from the accident.
After your wreck, you or your loved one may have to come to terms with short-term or long-term injuries and a change in finances. Under these circumstances, not knowing which way to turn and not understanding your rights can lead to confusion and worry for you and your family.
You or your loved one may benefit from the advice of a Chicago delivery van truck accident lawyer. To find out more, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444.
Types of Injuries Caused by Delivery Truck Accidents
Depending on the severity of the accident, the injuries an individual suffers can vary from catastrophic to relatively minor.
The injuries caused by a commercial van accident can include:
- Disc herniations, back and neck pain
- Fractures of the upper limbs, lower limbs, or spine
- Whiplash injuries
- Seat belt and airbag injuries
- Soft tissue injuries, which include muscle and tendon damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Joint damage and dislocations
However, even more minor injuries can lead to:
- Temporary disability
- Loss of income
- Medical bills
- Psychological trauma that lasts well beyond the accident
Both major and minor injuries may require a period of rehabilitation and lead to medical bills and other expenses. More serious injuries may be with you or a loved one permanently and require ongoing medical care and psychological support, in addition to any short and long-term loss of income.
Therefore, regardless of the extent of you or your loved one’s injuries, we would recommend seeking the advice of a personal injury attorney.
If you or your loved one suffered an injury, a Chicago delivery van truck accident lawyer can discuss the best way to pursue compensation. To find out more, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444 today.
Gathering Evidence to Support Your Personal Injury Claim
Pursuing your or your loved one’s right to compensation is a daunting task. Seeking the correct level of recompense requires dedication, an understanding of complex personal injury laws, and a period of evidence-gathering to strengthen your personal injury case and make it as robust as possible.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we understand how difficult some of these tasks can seem, but we do not shy away from them. Instead, we will work alongside you and your loved ones as you fight for your right to pursue compensation.
During the evidence-gathering stage, there are several areas we may explore. This can include:
- Seeking witness statements, CCTV, and photographic evidence
- Obtaining police and medical reports
- Noting you or your loved one’s account of the accident
However, we may also examine any evidence that may show that either the driver or the driver’s employer broke health or safety laws. In addition, we may look at whether the truck was safe to drive and in compliance with any state or federal guidelines. We may seek out:
- The van driver’s logbooks
- Truck maintenance records and insurance coverage
- Whether the driver/company complied with safe loading procedures, weight limitations, and passed safety inspections
We may also request drug and alcohol records/tests to see if intoxication was a factor.
The above evidence may implicate the driver, the company, another party, or several parties as being responsible, or partially responsible, for your accident.
Once a Chicago delivery van truck lawyer has gathered this evidence, they can then use it to strengthen any personal injury claim that you or your loved one may file. For further details, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444 today.
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Understanding the Causes of Delivery Van Crashes
After a delivery truck wreck, you or your loved one may struggle to understand what caused it. There may be one or several causes that contributed to your wreck. Detailed below are some possible reasons for delivery van truck crashes.
- Driver error
- Poor cargo loading
- Inexperienced drivers
- Lack of driving training
- Poor road maintenance
- Unsafe company procedures
When we assess your or your loved one’s claim, we will look at all these possibilities and examine any other potential causes of the accident.
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Contact a Chicago Accident Attorney Today
Accidents with a delivery vehicle are life-changing. Even if you or your loved one recovered from the initial injuries, the effects may still be with you for some time. In the short or long-term, there may be:
- Medical and rehabilitation bills to pay
- A loss of income
- Pain and suffering
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, you may be able to pursue compensation, but remember you only have a limited time.
Under the statute of limitations imposed by 735 ILCS 5/13-202, you have two years to file a personal injury case. We recommend seeking legal advice as soon as you or your loved one is able after the accident. This will give us the opportunity to gather evidence while it is still available, and while your recall of the event is still clear in your mind. Quick action will also allow a Chicago accident attorney to assess the case at the earliest opportunity.
We feel strongly that the defendant should pay for the consequences of your injuries, not you. We work on a contingency basis, which means you will pay nothing upfront. For further information, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444.