An accident between a passenger car and a construction truck can leave a passenger or driver with injuries that may require months or years of physical rehabilitation and recovery. You have options that can help you recoup the costs of your initial, current, and ongoing medical expenses.
Do not negotiate with the at-fault driver, his insurance company, or his employer alone. A Skokie construction truck accident lawyer can play a significant role in settlement negotiations. Discussing the details of your financial claim with a lawyer can help you understand the costs of the accident that changed your life.
Your injuries were caused by another driver and your expenses should be covered by the responsible party or parties. Speak to us as soon as possible by calling Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444. A construction truck accident lawyer can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Vehicles Involved in Construction Truck Accidents
Construction sites use a wide variety of vehicles and trucks onsite and in the delivery of materials. The impact of a collision with a construction truck may cause a loss of consciousness or other head injuries or medical conditions that make it difficult to immediately identify the type of construction truck involved in your collision. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), common trucks in use on and around construction sites include:
- Concrete mixers
- Tractor trailers
A construction truck accident lawyer can help you identify the type of truck that caused your injuries. Your lawyer can also help you correctly assign liability and build a successful case against the responsible party. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444 today to get started.
Driver Errors in Construction Truck Accidents
Constructions trucks require thorough training for careful use. According to the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, to obtain a commercial driver’s license, a driver must legally be an adult with a valid driver’s license. A CDL driver must also pass extensive written, road, and skills tests. Licensing and testing requirements can help maintain safe roads in many cases. In situations where driver error caused or contributed to accidents, some errors they may have committed can include:
- Distracted driving
- Unfamiliar roadways
- Driver inattention
- Driver fatigue
- Inadequate stopping distance
A construction truck accident lawyer can review police reports, witness statements, and other documents related to your claim. Review the details of your case with your lawyer, who can help you determine whether the construction truck accident you were involved in was due to driver error or other contributing factors.
Types of Crashes with Large Trucks
Any collision involving a passenger car and a large truck can cause significant injuries and property damage. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s 2018 fatality facts, some types of collisions with construction and other large trucks include:
- Single-vehicle collisions
- Two-vehicle collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Side-swipe collisions
- Rear-end collisions
The collision point of your vehicle and the construction truck involved in your accident can contribute to the severity of your injuries. The point of impact can also play a significant role in defining fault and in assigning liability. Discuss the details of the vehicle collision you were involved in with us today.
A Police Report is Important Evidence in Your Construction Truck Accident Case
In car accidents that do not involve injuries or substantial damage, a police report may not be necessary. Section 11-406 of Illinois’s Compiled Statutes does make an accident report mandatory if anyone in either vehicle is injured or if the accident leads to a death. A police report filed within ten days of the accident is also mandatory if significant vehicle damage occurs.
In an accident with a construction truck, a police report can provide your lawyer with important accident-related facts. You can also provide your attorney with the following important information:
- Name and contact information of the construction truck driver
- Name and contact information of the driver’s employer
- Name and contact information of the truck’s manufacturer
- Names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident
- Photos of both vehicles from a variety of angles
- Photos that depict the scene and location of the accident
A complete police report will contain much of the required information. Your own observations and witness statements might also provide information that supports your case. Review your documents and evidence with us by calling Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444.
Where Construction Truck Accidents Occur
Construction trucks are everywhere that cars and small trucks are—rural and urban. A variety of locations where the IIHS states were the sites of the 4,136 fatalities that occurred in collisions with larger trucks in 2018 include:
- Major roads (52%)
- Interstates (33%)
- Small roads (14%)
Passenger car drivers and occupants represent 96% of the fatalities in accidents between large trucks like construction vehicles. We can help you if you were involved in an accident with a construction truck that left you or a family member with injuries. If a member of your family lost their life in an accident with a construction truck, we may be able to pursue wrongful death damages.
A Skokie construction truck accident lawyer can help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve for the medical and property damage expenses caused by an accident.
For a free legal consultation with a construction truck accidents lawyer serving Skokie, call (800) 794-0444
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Were you or a family member involved in an accident with a construction truck? Were you injured, or was a passenger or family member injured or killed in the accident? You may have the basis for a personal injury lawsuit if you can answer yes to either of these questions.
Discuss the cause and aftermath of your construction truck accident with us. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444 to connect with a team that can help you build a case against the truck driver, his employer, or even the truck’s manufacturer.