Trucking Accidents

Trucking Accidents

Without truckers, life in America as we know it would grind to a halt. Our grocery stores would be empty, our gas stations out of fuel, our packages undelivered…So while we rely heavily on this industry, all it takes is one incompetent or exhausted trucker to throw someone’s life into complete chaos and turmoil.

Though freight trucks are involved in fewer than 3 percent of serious road accidents, those accidents tend to be especially catastrophic, given the size and weight of trucks and how much roadway they command. The consequences for drivers in smaller vehicles can be tragic and life-changing.

The worst-kept secret in trucking accident cases

There is one beacon of hope: If you’ve been in an accident involving a truck, you may be entitled to a very favorable monetary settlement. All trucking lines have had drivers involved in accidents, and because truck driver errors cause such significant damage and injuries to other drivers, trucking companies are used to dealing with large damage cases — and paying for that damage.

Attorneys Rochford and Associates can help

But you need a trial lawyer accustomed to making trucking companies pay, and that trial lawyer is Peoria’s Rochford and Associates. In their early career, Rochford and Associates worked for an insurance company defending accident injury claims. There, he learned the tactics and strategies that insurance companies use to avoid paying claims. But the tables have been turned; they now use this knowledge to assist people who have been injured in accidents.

Rochford fights for the rights of people who have been injured in accidents, ensuring they receive proper medical care and every financial benefit available to them under the law. They are well-known and well-respected in Illinois and has a reputation among his clients for his bold, unapologetic approach, which yields the compensation his clients are entitled to.

Call today for a free consultation

If you were injured in a trucking accident, please call 309-637-5322 for free phone consultation. Any information we receive from you will be kept completely confidential.

You deserve justice and to be compensated for your injuries. Call us today at 309-637-5322.

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