It’s no secret that truck accidents can cause devastating damage. The sheer size and weight difference between a commercial truck and a motor vehicle can lead to catastrophic collisions, severe injuries, and even death.
If you are in a truck accident in the Quad Cities area, you may face thousands of dollars in physical, financial, and emotional damages. Duncan Law Group can help you gain compensation for these losses so you can recover.
After a truck accident, you will need to prove that negligence played a role in your case, whether it was on the part of the truck driver, his or her employer, a government agency, or even the manufacturer of a defective part.
Truck drivers and their companies have to follow strict federal regulations regarding how much they drive, their maintenance schedules, and their rest times. Failure to follow these regulations could be grounds for a personal injury case.
Under federal regulations, truck drivers must adhere to the following rules:
If you can prove that one of the above actions occurred, you can establish negligence on the part of the driver or his or her employer. In addition, your investigation may find the presence of other dangerous driving behaviors, such as driving under the influence or while distracted, and these facts may also help your claim.
Whether you reside in the Illinois or Iowa part of the Quad Cities, you will have to adhere to a statute of limitations for your truck accident lawsuit. The statute of limitations is a deadline by which you must file your claim in civil court, or the court will dismiss your lawsuit.
If your truck accident occurred in Illinois, you have two years from the date of the injury to file your truck accident claim. If your case involves a city or county government agency, you have one year to file your formal claim.
If your accident happened in Iowa, you also have two years from the date of your accident to file your claim. This two-year deadline applies to claims against state government agencies as well.
If you are in a truck accident in the Quad Cities area, Duncan Law Group can help. With over 15 years of experience handling truck accident cases and knowledge of Illinois and Iowa personal injury law, we have the resources necessary to investigate your claim and hold the responsible parties accountable.
Contact Duncan Law Group today to schedule your free consultation and discuss your optimal pathways toward compensation.