Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys
We have over 50 years of concentrated experience handling truck wrecks and other injury claims. In fact, it is the only work we do. You need a truck accident attorney to take on the trucking company and their insurers. We do that day in and day out. Truck accidents are common on Interstate 57 and Interstate 64 in southern Illinois. Whether the truck accident occurred due to distracted driving, driver fatigue, improper truck maintenance, or any other reason, you can call us for help.
Why Truck Accidents Happen
Professional truck drivers are required to have specialized training in safely operating their vehicles. There are federal and state regulations that must be followed in order to comply with minimum safety standards. Unfortunately, sometimes the drivers and the trucking companies fail to comply with the trucking regulations. This leaves people in cars, campers and smaller vehicles at risk of serious injury when the unexpected happens.
Truck drivers will at times exceed their maximum number of hours of service in order to get a load delivered. This leads to fatigue and careless driving on the part of the truck driver who should be paying attention to other vehicles on the road. Truck drivers all too commonly are driving impaired, speeding, and outright falling asleep due to fatigue.
Sometimes wrecks are caused by the carelessness of the trucking company which failed to keep their tractor trailer in good operating condition. When a trucking company fails to maintain the truck brakes, tires, and lights, it puts everyone on the highway at risk. Trucking companies must keep their equipment in proper working order to avoid collisions.
Trucking is a very big industry. There is always a demand for truck drivers. This never-ending demand for drivers sometimes results in trucking companies hiring drivers who simply are not qualified to operate a 30 or 40 ton semi-tractor-trailer. Their carelessness in hiring unqualified truck drivers puts you and everyone else on the road at risk for a truck accident.
There is one thing for certain when it comes to truck accidents. The trucking companies fight the claims. They have investigators and highly trained claims specialists reviewing the claims and building a defense only moments after a truck accident. They are big. They are powerful. And they are looking to take advantage of anyone injured in a collision. You need an experienced truck accident attorney on your side. Call us for help!
Why you should hire Hanagan & McGovern
We have over 50 years of combined experience handling nothing but injury, disability and death claims. It is the only work we do. You can learn more about our firm, and our attorneys Steve Hanagan and Brian McGovern.
We handle the entire personal injury process including:
- Making sure you understand your rights and the personal injury claim process
- Making sure you are receiving appropriate medical care and your bills get paid.
- Coordinating your health insurance, vehicle insurance, Medicare and Medicaid to make sure you receive the maximum recovery possible.
- Helping you to achieve the best possible result for your injuries.
For whatever reason a truck may have been at fault for causing an accident, you need an experienced attorney to handle your claim. In fact, injury, disability, and death claims are the only work we do. You can trust us to provide the help you need.