If you or a loved one recently suffered injuries or a loved one passed away in an accident with a dump truck, the lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm want to help build your case. This is your opportunity to build a case with a team of Cicero dump truck accident lawyers who care about defending your rights.
Call us now at (800) 794-0444 to discuss your case with a member of our team. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, so you pay nothing upfront. We only get paid if we win your case and take a fee from your settlement.
About Illinois Dump Truck Regulations and Requirements
Each industry has protocol to follow to protect its unique interests and safety; in addition, truckers must follow general safety regulations for large vehicles. Yet somehow, everyone knows what it is like to be stuck behind a dump truck during a busy rush hour morning. Understandably, an accident with a dump truck can be absolutely frustrating.
Illinois does not require truck tarping, which can leave other drivers at risk of encountering scattered debris on the road. If the truck is a stationary part of a road work construction site, the contractor is responsible for making sure everyone involved follows regular road work regulations.
When a dump truck accident happens, the collision could be with any part of the vehicle or the haul that consequently spills on the road. Collisions with dump trucks and the weight of the loads they carry can make them difficult to stop before an accident happens and cause serious injuries to the people involved.
Factors in a Dump Truck Accident
Several different factors can contribute to a dump truck accident. Negligent drivers who disregard state and federal regulations are more likely to cause an accident. Negligent behavior while driving a dump truck can exacerbate damages from the following risks:
- Blind Spots and Visibility: Dump trucks are higher off the ground, which leads to some visibility and safety issues. If a regular car collides with a dump truck, that driver is usually lower to the ground and navigating the highway at a nimbler pace. If a dump truck driver cannot see clearly around the entire vehicle to switch lanes, merge, and navigate traffic, an accident is more likely to take place.
- Truck and Haul Weight: Dump trucks are utility vehicles, designed to carry heavy loads and withstand impactful driving situations. In an accident with a dump truck, neglecting to safely load the vehicle and failing to consider its weight limits under Illinois law could make braking from high speeds more difficult.
- Blocking Roadways: When construction site vehicles travel from one site to the next, they often drive in line-like formations, keeping the team together on the road. This can cause a road blockage for the flow of regular daily traffic, which may result in an accident.
Licensing requirements can vary for dump trucks, depending on the gross weight of the vehicle. Some dump truck drivers may not be required to have a standard Commercial Driver’s License and may be a smarter financial option for companies who need dump truck drivers.
Legal Options for Dump Truck Accident Claims
The options for someone involved in a dump truck accident can vary, and below is a non-exhaustive list of what awards you can receive. Keep in mind that every case is unique, and circumstances for your claim will depend on your unique experience.
Personal Injury Claims (Two Years)
- Ambulance and transportation expenses.
- Costs of hospitalization and immediate medical attention.
- Costs of ongoing medical treatment concerning injuries related to the accident.
- Lost wages from missed time at work after the accident.
- Potentially lost wages from an inability to find work due to injuries after the accident.
- Funeral costs (if the claim is being made on behalf of a loved one who passed away as a result of the accident).
Property Damage Claims (Five Years)
- Damage to your car.
- Rental car costs (not covered by insurance).
- Car seat replacement: Car seats must be replaced after your vehicle is involved in any accident in order to retain effectiveness.
- Replacement of any other valuables damaged in the accident.
When you work with the Cicero dump truck accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our priority is defending your rights. We can help you pursue the most effective claim for your case. Call us for a free consultation now: (800) 794-0444.
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Determine All Potential Liable Parties
Our team can determine all liable parties in the case and hold them accountable for their actions, from non-compliant contractors to distracted drivers.
Build a Robust Claim Against the Liable Parties
A lawsuit for injuries caused by a dump truck accident must prove negligence on behalf of the party that caused the accident. Possible claims for a dump truck accident include:
- Contractors, workers, or drivers did not comply with safety regulations
- The work zone did not have proper markings
- The driver drove distracted
- If at night or during inclement weather, the driver had visibility issues
- The driver drove while impaired
- A speeding driver
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If you or a loved one suffered injuries or losses as the result of a dump truck accident, our lawyers can help. We will ease the burden of navigating the litigation process by explaining your options and offering our advice for your case.
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