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Posted by on Feb 14, 2020 in Legal Services |

Talk to Us Right Away After Being Injured in any Truck Accident

Talk to Us Right Away After Being Injured in any Truck Accident

A tractor-trailer that’s pulling a full load is going to be more than 70 feet long and weigh up to 80,000 pounds. If a driver loses control of one of these big rigs at highway speeds, it’s going to flatten anything in its way. Here are just a few common causes of large truck accidents:

  • Distracted driving like talking on a mobile phone, texting while driving or paying more attention to an infotainment center than the roadway.
  • Following a vehicle ahead of the truck too closely.
  • Poor tire and brake maintenance.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both.
  • Fatigued or drowsy driving.
  • Dangerous and abrupt lane changes.
  • Overloading or improper loading,
  • Poor driver training or driver inexperience.

Some Common Truck Crash Injuries

After your vehicle is impacted by such a huge piece of machinery at a high speed, it’s highly likely that you and anybody with you are going to suffer severe or catastrophic injuries like the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries.
  • Spinal cord tears.
  • Injuries to vital organs.
  • Multiple fractures.
  • Joint damage.
  • Wrongful death.

If you’re lucky enough to survive a truck crash, you’ll want to speak with a Chicago truck accident lawyer from our offices right away. Don’t give any type of a statement to the trucking company’s insurer. It will only try to push off some of the liability for the accident over onto you. Rather than giving that insurer a statement that it will use against you to attack your credibility, speak with a Chicago truck accident lawyer at Shea Law Group.