A recent truck accident in Lena injured three victims and caused the driver of the truck to be cited by authorities. While traffic slowed for construction, a semi-truck failed to do so and struck an SUV, which caused a chain reaction that resulted in four vehicles being struck in total. Three people suffered serious injuries in the truck accident. The driver of the semi-truck was cited for driving too fast for the conditions.
Victims of an unexpected truck accident can suffer serious injuries that can take them significant time to recover from. At the same time, a truck accident can place an unexpected demand on the resources of victims as medical bills mount and they are unable to work due to the injuries they have suffered.
Legal options are available to victims of truck accidents who have been harmed by a negligent truck driver. A citation from police or charges against the truck driver are commonly considered evidence that the truck driver was negligent. Victims of a trucking accident may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages following the accident.
A personal injury claim for damages can be a valuable tool to help victims of accidents recover compensation for the physical, financial and emotional damages suffered. When a careless or negligent truck driver has caused an accident, it is important for victims and their families to know how they can respond with the legal resources and remedies available to them.
Source: journalstandard.com, "Illinois State Police: Semi truck accident in Jo Daviess County injures 3," Chris Green, March 1, 2018