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Frequently Asked Questions About Truck Accidents

When facing the aftermath of a truck accident in Illinois, you may be overwhelmed with questions and seek reliable information. We have addressed some frequently asked questions below:

What’s the first step I should take after a trucking accident?

After a truck accident, prioritize everyone’s safety. Call 911 to report the accident and seek immediate medical attention.

How is a lawyer going to help me after a trucking accident?

Trucking accident cases involve complexities due to federal regulations and multiple parties. A truck accident lawyer can:

  • Investigate the accident and gather evidence for a strong case
  • Deal directly with insurance companies
  • Negotiate a fair settlement
  • Help you understand some complex Chicago trucking laws and regulations

With personalized legal representation, you can get fair compensation.

Should I accept the insurance company’s offer to pay after a trucking accident?

It is worth consulting a legal expert before accepting any offer from the insurance company. The initial offer can seem tempting, but it might not cover the full extent of your damages.

How much in damages can I get after a trucking accident?

The amount of compensation you receive depends on the specifics of your case, such as the severity of your injuries, lost wages and property damage.

Does it matter what doctor I go to after a trucking accident?

Get immediate professional medical attention, even if you seem uninjured. While you choose your doctor, inform your lawyer to help them stay updated and document your injuries properly.

What can I do in the meantime after a trucking accident?

While recovering, follow medical advice, document related expenses, avoid discussing the accident publicly and contact a truck accident attorney soon, as time limits may apply to claims. In Illinois, the statute of limitation for filing a claim is two years.

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