Truck accidents are tragic events that often cause severe personal injuries, and even death. Eighteen-wheelers zooming down the freeways of Illinois generate much more momentum than the cars and trucks they share the road with. Because of their massive size and the speeds at which they travel, semi-trucks can leave victims of passenger vehicles with permanent, debilitating injuries, if victims survive at all.
The attorneys at Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. believe in providing the personal attention that our clients need not just to get settlements and win cases, but to put your life back together after an injurious truck accident.
No Match for Safety Features
If you become involved in a truck accident, the extent of your personal injuries often depends on the type of collision and the force of the impact. While most passenger vehicles are designed with airbags and anti-lock brakes to keep you safe, an accident with a large 18-wheel truck may still be fatal.
Truck accident victims are prone to a number of serious and debilitating injuries, including:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Whiplash or neck injury
- Damage to internal organs
- Seatbelt or airbag injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Crushing injuries
- Back injury
- Facial trauma
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Internal bleeding/organ damage
- Road Rash
Your Financial Burden
Any injury requires medical care, which costs you money in a hospital, doctor’s office, or through necessary physical therapy. If your injury required a trip to the emergency room, you have also incurred the cost of ER treatment and possibly an extended hospital stay.
The cost of your injury could be in the thousands or tens of thousands. Your injury, coupled with the financial hardships you may be undergoing as a result, is typically more than most people can afford. This is especially true if you are hurt too badly to work.
Personal injury law understands the financial burden associated with a severe personal injury, and protects accident victims by holding the party who caused the accident responsible for paying damages.
If you have been injured in a truck accident and you live in the Chicago area, you could be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Please call or email the truck accident attorneys at Harvey L. Walner & Associates, Ltd. We offer free consultations and charge no fee unless we win your case.
If you or a loved one has been hurt, and you need help, please call or email us today or text “Walnerlaw” to 41513 for a FREE consultation.