Buffalo Grove Truck Accident Lawyers
Because large trucks use the highways in Buffalo Grove on a daily basis, truck accidents are a reality that people deal with far too often. Tragically, these truck accident occur because of preventable acts of negligence – when they do, those who cause truck accidents need to be held liable for the damages that result. At the offices of Michael T. Friedman & Associates PC, our lawyers can help you get back on your feet again and recover the compensation you deserve.
Your Future is in Jeopardy after a Truck Crash
After a truck accident where you suffer serious injuries, your future is in jeopardy. Not only will you likely incur hundreds, or hundreds of thousands, of dollars worth of medical expenses, but you may be left with significant and permanent scarring and disability.
Permanent injury may prevent you from being able to return to work, meaning that the costs of living start to pile on. This, combined with your disability, may cause emotional and psychological anguish, ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder to anxiety and depression. Your loved ones may be impacted as well, no longer able to count on you for income and earnings, household services, or perhaps even companionship.
Who Can Bring Forth a Truck Accident Claim
In order to get you the compensation that you need to improve your future, you need to file a truck accident claim. Your claim is based on:
- The existence of a duty of care;
- The breach of a duty of care;
- Causation; and
If you are the person who was in the car – whether driving or acting as a passenger – or was struck by a truck while you were walking, or riding your bike or motorcycle, you can bring forth a claim.
You can also bring forth a wrongful death truck accident claim if your loved one was killed in a truck accident and you are the personal representative of the deceased.
Time Limits for Filing a Claim
You must act quickly after a truck accident to preserve your right to damages – the longer that you wait, the closer you come to approaching the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Buffalo Grove is two years from the date of injury, per 735 ILCS 5/13-202.
Contact Our Law Offices Today
Michael T. Friedman has been representing personal injury victims in the state of Illinois since 1992. Over his 25 years of practice, he has seen tragic truck accident cases, and has successfully represented numerous clients in claims against trucking companies and other at-fault parties. Our law offices will investigate your claim, build your case, and negotiate on your behalf. We are available to meet with you as soon as possible to discuss your claim in more detail. A consultation with our law offices is always free – please contact us online or by phone at 312-339-8816 to schedule a meeting with us today.