Ekker Law, P.C. / Steven B. Ekker, Esq.

Kane County Truck Accident Attorney

Montgomery Truck Accident Lawyer

Law Firm Helping Clients Injured in Crashes Involving Semis in Illinois

If you feel nervous driving near a semi-truck or tractor-trailer, you are not alone. Many people worry that a large truck will cause a traffic accident or that cargo or equipment will fall off the truck. Unfortunately, serious and fatal truck accidents do happen every day in the United States.

If you have been injured in a truck accident or your loved one was killed in an accident involving a large truck, the skilled team at Ekker Law, P.C. / Steven B. Ekker, Esq. can help. We work with truck accident victims and their families in order to help them get compensation following an accident.

Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can happen for countless reasons. A few of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Loose or Falling Cargo: When cargo is improperly loaded on an eighteen-wheeler, it can shift within the trailer and cause the truck to tip over or swerve between lanes. Sometimes cargo or loads that are not adequately strapped down can even fall off the truck and onto the roadway. Thousands of people are injured and killed by loose or falling truck cargo every year. Loose cargo can be the fault of the driver, trucking company, manufacturer of cargo securement equipment, or another party;
  • Sleepy or Fatigued Drivers: Truck driver fatigue is an increasingly alarming issue in the United States. Truck drivers often must meet strict deadlines and so they sacrifice sleep for extra drive time. When truck drivers are too fatigued to drive safely, they can cause serious and even deadly accidents. In order to help prevent this, many truck drivers are required to keep a record of the hours they drive and the hours they sleep. These logbooks are often a critical piece of evidence in truck accident lawsuits; and
  • Drivers Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol: Truck drivers, like all other motorists, sometimes make the mistake of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

North Aurora Personal Injury Lawyer Representing Truck Crash Victims

When pursuing compensation after a truck accident, it is critical to retain an attorney experienced in handling these types of cases. Personal injury attorney Steve Ekker has been practicing law since 1993. He has over 25 years' worth of legal experience and he is ready to put this experience to work for you and your family. If you were harmed due to the negligence of another party, you deserve to be compensated. Through a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to get reimbursement for hospital bills, ambulance fees, ongoing medical treatment, lost wages from missed work, disability, disfigurement, and more.

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