Attorney For Illinois Truck Accidents
Tractor-trailers are massive vehicles that can do a lot of damage. For the victims of an accident involving a heavy truck, life may never be the same. While nothing can undo the harm done to you and your family, the civil justice system may be able to help you recover the compensation you need to move on.
At the Kerley & Talken PC, our attorneys represent people injured in truck accidents. We also represent families who have lost loved ones in accidents involving semis. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Call 217-814-0148 to talk to a lawyer. We represent truck accident victims in Springfield and other communities in central Illinois.
Investigating Truck Accidents
The insurance companies that represent trucking companies often send investigators to the scenes of serious accidents within hours. Their goal is it to find evidence that tends to shift blame away from the truck driver or the trucking company. To protect your interests, you need your own investigators.
Our lawyers work with experts to uncover evidence of truck driver and trucking company negligence. Here are some examples of negligence that can lead to accidents:
- Driver fatigue caused by failure to take rest breaks as required by state and federal regulations
- Driving an overweight truck
- Driving a truck that has been improperly loaded
- Failure to maintain safety equipment on trucks
- Defective tires or equipment
- Hiring an unqualified driver
- Drivers who use drugs to stay awake
Our lawyers will fully investigate the driver, the history of the truck and past violations. Our goal is to build the strongest possible case of liability against the trucking company.