Motor Vehicle Accidents
Decatur Truck Accident Lawyer
A truck accident can be a complex matter. Injuries are often very serious, catastrophic or fatal. Multiple liable entities may be involved. Potentially liable parties could include a truck driver, a trucking dispatching service, an owner of the truck and the truck driver’s employer, for example. Determining the actual cause of a truck accident can also be rather complicated. Fortunately, there are some effective ways to investigate accidents involving commercial vehicles, through:
- Accident reconstruction.
- Examination of a truck’s “black box,” if available.
- Examination of a truck to determine whether defective tires, brakes or other components could have been factors.
- Evaluation of a trucker’s logbook to screen for fatigue or incomplete maintenance.
- Identifying and interviewing eyewitnesses.
At Frederick & Hagle, our lawyers are firm believers in the traditional approach of “leaving no stone unturned” in accident investigations. As we patiently evaluate all available evidence, we begin to get a clear picture of how and why a truck accident occurred.
Once we understand the causes of a truck wreck, we can prepare compelling injury claims to present to insurers, judges or juries. Although most cases settle outside of court, we prepare every truck accident case as if for trial. Our legal opponents know this — and that often translates to fairer compensation payouts to our injured clients or surviving family members in wrongful death claims.
Contact An Illinois Semi Truck Accidents Attorney.
To learn how to pursue compensation after a truck accident in or near Urbana, Champaign, Bloomington or Decatur, contact Frederick & Hagle. Call us toll free at 1-800-642-1227 to schedule a free initial consultation. A Decatur truck accident attorney from our law offices can visit you at home or in the hospital if necessary. There is no need for you to come to our Urbana office.