Truck Accidents

Truck Accident / Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer


Any kind of driving can be risky, and that’s true whether you’re riding a bike or driving an SUV. That does not mean that every form of driving is equally risky, however, nor that all vehicular accidents are equally damaging. In fact, trucking accidents are probably some of the single most dangerous and devastating accidents that you can find yourself in. Colliding with a tractor-trailer weighing upwards of 80,000 pounds can, as you might imagine, result in catastrophic damages to body, mind, and property. If you have experienced this kind of trucking accident, you might be looking for a sense of direction as well as some help. The Illinois accident attorneys at the Rigazio Law Office can provide just that.

Rigazio Law Office understands just how difficult this time might be for you as well as your loved ones. With over 30 years of experience, you can rest assured that we have handled trucking accident cases in the past and will do our very best to ensure that you receive the dedicated attention and detail that you deserve. We will fight not only for your rights, but also the compensation to which you are entitled. And with trucking accidents, that compensation can run quite high, indeed.

How can an attorney help you with a truck accident?

You might be wondering why exactly you need to engage with an attorney, and there are a few different responses to that.

First of all, never underestimate the lengths that insurance companies will go to in order to avoid paying you all that you are owed. From attempting to visit you at your home or the hospital to making numerous phone calls to try and convince you to sign a settlement for far less than that to which you are entitled, insurance companies can be very difficult to work with. Our skilled attorneys are familiar with how these companies operate, and we will keep your best interests in mind when dealing with them on your behalf.

In addition to dealing with insurance companies, it is important to understand that it is likely your case will require some aggressive investigation. That might sound scary, but don’t worry – this is where an experienced attorney comes in handy! We will conduct this investigation on your behalf in order to counter any arguments that the trucking company and their insurers might attempt to bring up in order to discredit your statement and your experiences. We will begin our work immediately and will work to prevent the trucking company from impeding the case in any way.

Another reason to invest in an attorney is to keep track of the different parties involved in your case. While a normal car accident might only involve the drivers of each respective vehicles, trucking accidents could have multiple people liable for damages. This might even include a government agency! To properly file your case, you need someone who understands exactly how to determine and name the liable parties in your case.

Common Injuries Caused From Truck Accidents

Trucking accidents are likely to cause incredibly devastating injuries. These include catastrophic injuries, which, as the name implies, are injuries so severe that it is unlikely you will ever fully recover from them. Because the quality of your life might have been forever changed as a direct result of the accident, you should hire a practiced attorney who understand how to pursue compensation injuries like:

  • Brain Injury
  • Amputations
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring
  • Burns

Given the injuries above, you might be very concerned regarding whether or not you will receive enough money to cover your medical bills. There are a variety of things you might be able to seek compensation for depending upon the specific issues you are facing. These include the following:

  • Future, past, and present medical expenses. We will seek compensation for medical costs including surgery, emergency treatment, rehabilitation, hospitalization, medication, and assistive devices.
  • Reduced capacity for future earnings and lost income. We will seek compensation for wages you lost as a result of the accident, but we will also seek to secure compensation for the wages that you would have earned in the future but will no longer be able to. This includes bonuses, benefits, self-employment income, and commissions.
  • Pain and suffering. As mentioned earlier, accidents resulting from truck accidents are often catastrophic in scope. That means that you might have chronic back pain, for example, that permanently lowers your quality and enjoyment of life. You might be entitled to compensation for this.
  • Disfigurement and scarring. We will also seek compensation for any burns or cuts resulting in severe scars or amputation.

These, in addition to others, are the main areas in which we will seek compensation.

Contact A Top Truck Accident Attorney For Help!

Rigazio Law Office serves the needs of trucking accident victims in Illinois. We are located in Morris, IL, and serve Grundy County, Will County, LaSalle County and the surrounding towns and areas.

We fight tenaciously to ensure that our clients receive the compensation and justice they are entitled to. Contact us today for help at 815.942.1881.

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