In the general category of traffic accident risk, trucks have additional risk and liability attached to them. These vehicles, being larger than the average four-wheeled transportation, represent a greater danger to other vehicles on the road. They have a larger capacity to do damage in multi-car accidents, and truck accidents often involve some of the more high-dollar claims for damage and personal injury. Unfortunately, the insurance carried by trucking companies and other vehicle owners doesn’t always work effectively to cover all of the damage that these vehicles may do, and victims can encounter real challenges when trying to seek damages after an accident.
Personal injury victims in truck accidents need to be aware of the need to document what happened at the accident scene before others start to alter the facts in any way. This involves ensuring that the police report is correct while police, emergency workers, victims and other involved parties are still present at the scene. Professional and qualified legal firms will conduct additional research after the accident and use local law and documentation of the accident to build a case. Accident victims need the help of skilled attorneys in order to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other related costs. Although drivers may carry personal medical coverage or even uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, this doesn’t always mean that the insurance companies will be willing to pay the necessary costs. That’s why truck accident victims often need experienced personal injury attorneys on their side when it comes to seeking damages after an accident.
Contact a Quad City Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered injury in a truck accident in Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline, Rock Island or other areas of the Quad Cities in Illinois or Iowa, contact Steckel Law today. Attorney John Steckel can explain all of your possible options for a claim. Our dedicated truck accident lawyer can help you obtain the compensation to which you may be entitled under the law. Call Steckel Law at (563) 265-1714to find out how we can help you.