If you received injuries or your loved one died as a result of a Palatine construction truck accident, you may be entitled to a legal settlement from the parties responsible for your accident.
Construction zones can cause serious accidents when multiple vehicles, detour signs, and workers in the roadway are involved. While reputable construction companies take a lot of effort to avoid accidents, it can be difficult to prevent all accidents when multiple variables and human error are involved.
For a free consultation on your construction truck accident, contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today by calling (800) 794-0444. Our firm takes cases on a contingency-fee-basis, which means we only receive our attorneys’ fees if we recover a settlement or a ruling in court on your behalf.
Representing Palatine Construction Truck Accident Injury Victims
All drivers, including construction truck drivers, have a duty of care toward other drivers and pedestrians. If you were not at fault in your construction truck accident, you have the right to pursue the responsible party for the injuries or losses you sustained.
The Palatine construction truck accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you seek compensation for accident injuries with the following types of construction trucks:
- Dump trucks
- Big rig trucks
- Cargo trucks
- Front-end loaders
- Concrete trucks
- Road graders
For a free consultation on your accident and to discuss your options for filing a claim, contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today by calling (800) 794-0444.
Negligence Is a Driving Factor in Construction Truck Accident Claims
Construction truck accidents may include some form of negligence or product liability that caused your injuries or your family member’s death. The following parties may have liability in a construction truck accident:
Construction Truck Driver
In the case of the construction truck driver, negligent actions could include:
- Distracted driving
- Intoxicated driving
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
- Speeding or aggressive driving
- Driving without a proper license
These are not the only forms of construction truck driver negligence.
Construction Truck Company
Sometimes the construction company can be held liable for the circumstances that contribute to a construction truck accident. Examples of construction company negligence include:
- Employing unlicensed or untrained staff
- Overloaded vehicles
- Poorly maintained vehicles
- Malfunctioning parts and equipment
- Not adhering to traffic safety laws at the construction site
Construction Truck Parts Manufacturer
If a faulty part of a construction truck malfunctions and causes an accident, the part manufacturer may be liable for its product’s failure. An example of this would be the failure of a tie-down, crane cable, or tire that drops construction materials on the road.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we can help you determine which parties may be liable for your accident and pursue them for a settlement. For a free consultation, call our office at (800) 794-0444 today.
For a free legal consultation with an construction truck accidents lawyer serving Palatine, call (800) 794-0444
Illinois Statutes Place a Deadline on Your Ability to File a Claim
Illinois, like every other U.S. state, has a “statute of limitations” on personal injury lawsuits. This means there’s a deadline on your ability to file a claim for a settlement or civil court award.
Depending on the claim type we file for you, the general statutes of limitations below are used to govern the timeline of your case:
- General personal injury claims: Per 735 ILCS 13-202, up to two years from the date of your injuries.
- Government personal injury claims: Per 705 ILCS 505/1, up to one year from the date of your injuries.
- Product liability claims: Per 735 ILCS 5/13-213, up to two years from the date of your injuries.
- Wrongful death claims: Per 735 ILCS 5/13-209, up to one year from the date of your family member’s death.
Missing these critical deadlines can result in the dismissal of your case. Even if you think the deadline is getting close or may have passed, you may still be able to file a lawsuit in court based on special circumstances. The legal team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you navigate these rules and avoid a critical deadline passing in your case.
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Use Caution When Filing an Insurance Claim
Many well-meaning and responsible drivers are quick to question their actions after an accident with a construction truck. Even if you think you were at fault, you may not understand or know all the circumstances that surrounded your accident until an investigation is made.
Use caution when speaking with an insurance company after a construction truck accident. It is possible that your statements may be used by the insurance company to deny or reduce your claim.
If you retain the services of a lawyer at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we can examine all potentially liable parties in your case and communicate directly with drivers, operators, and insurers on your behalf.
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Contact a Palatine Construction Truck Accident Lawyer Today
Gathering the information to find who is liable in your accident with a construction truck can be challenging while you are recovering from your injuries. Proving negligence in a construction truck accident requires time, negotiation, and in some cases, financial investment to secure evidence.
You do not have to take on this challenge alone. An attorney at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can assume the task of fighting your case if you retain our services. Working with a lawyer can give you time to concentrate on healing from your injuries or grieving the loss of a loved one after an accident with a construction truck.
If a construction truck accident harmed you or a loved one, the Palatine construction truck accident lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you understand your options from a legal standpoint. Contact our team today for a free consultation by calling (800) 794-0444.