According to news reports, a man filed a lawsuit in Illinois’ Madison County Circuit Court alleging that he was injured when a tire detached from another driver’s truck and struck his automobile. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was driving north on State Route 157 on June 4, 2013, when the defendant, driving a large commercial vehicle, lost the driver-side real dual tire. Car accident attorneys note that court documents allege that the tire struck the plaintiff’s vehicle and caused shoulder and arm injuries requiring surgical repair. The plaintiff further alleged that he incurred medical costs, suffered great pain, suffered significant disability, and lost wages and benefits from his place of employment as a result of the accident.
The plaintiff blames both the driver and the owner of the vehicle for causing the incident and claims that the owner negligently failed to properly maintain the truck, and that the driver failed to control the vehicle, failed to inspect the truck, drove too fast, and that that the owner failed to train the driver in the proper and safe operation of commercial vehicles. The plaintiff is seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus court costs.
Contact Attorney Group for more information about your options if you were injured in a car accident caused by the fault or negligence of another. We can evaluate your case at no out-of-pocket cost to you, and we can refer you to an affiliated attorney if you determine that you may be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries.
Injuries Caused in Car Accidents
There are many types of car accidents including sideswipes, rollovers, head-on collisions, side-impact collisions, multiple-vehicle pile-ups, and rear-end crashes. Many times, accidents are caused by reckless driving, negligence, or driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you have been involved in a car accident caused by the fault of another, consider working with a car accident attorney to seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. Serious injuries caused by car accidents include:
- Permanent disability
- Broken bones
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
- Brain damage
- Burns or scarring
- Spinal cord injury
- Loss of limbs
Many times injured parties are tempted to negotiate directly with other drivers and their insurance companies in order to obtain a quick settlement of their claim. This is never advisable, especially in cases where medical attention was sought following the accident. An experienced car accident attorney can work with you to obtain a complete set of your medical records and bills, which can increase the total amount of your claim. Additionally, a car accident attorney can negotiate on your behalf with insurance company representatives, who often have incentives to get your claim settled for as little as possible. An attorney can advise you on the value of the pain and suffering that you incurred following your accident, as well as help you determine your lost wages and other recoverable damages so that you have a better chance of receiving fair, full and reasonable compensation for your injuries.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact Attorney Group for more information. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation. We can connect you with an affiliated car accident attorney if you have a case. You may be entitled to recover damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.