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Springfield Truck Accident Attorneys

Springfield Truck AccidentsSpringfield, Illinois is one of the many stops along I-55, by which millions of trucks travel yearly to southern destinations out of Chicago and its suburbs. The dense volume of semi-tractors making their way through Illinois on a regular basis makes the state one of the deadliest to travel through and recent years have seen an alarming increase in the number of reported fatalities due to truck driver negligence. The Springfield truck accident attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC are committed to doing whatever it takes to secure compensation for the victims of preventable truck crashes.

Springfield at Important Crossroads for Illinois Transportation

The city of Springfield is at the intersection of I-55 and I-72, which are two vital arteries for the transport of materials and goods in and out of the state of Illinois. I-55 extends all the way from Chicago to Louisiana while I-72 runs east and west, allowing travelers to reach Missouri to the west and Champaign and Decatur to the east.

A significant portion of all freight traveling inbound to Chicago from the south and west will follow one of these two routes and I-55 is the main thoroughfare for the transport of goods originating in Chicago.

The strategic importance of Chicago as a major transportation hub has impacted the rest of the state by increasing the density of trucking traffic through all of Illinois’s major cities. Over 6.6 billion miles were logged by trucking companies in Illinois in 2013 and I-55 was one of the most highly trafficked roads in the state. It is also for this reason that Illinois has a higher accident and fatality rate than most other states in the country.

Trucking Accidents Have High Mortality Rate Compared to Passenger Vehicles

Truck accidents are five times as likely to result in fatal injuries as accidents involving other types of automobiles. There were far fewer truck crashes reported throughout Illinois in 2013, but the number of fatalities and catastrophic injuries resulting from the incidents involving trucks was telling.

In a one year period between 2012 and 2013, the number of trucking fatalities rose by 16%, and the number of accidents resulting in severe or life-threatening injuries represented 19% of all those injured in this type of accident. The power of semi-tractors to crush and mangle smaller vehicles, even while traveling at low speeds, makes them hazardous machines capable of causing extensive injuries, such as the following.

  • Severed or mutilated limbs.
  • Deep cuts and puncture wounds. If infected, these wounds may facilitate the need for amputation.
  • Compound fractures and crushed bones.
  • Brain damage and neurological disorders from extensive trauma.
  • Neck, spine and back injuries, resulting in full or partial paralysis.
  • Death.

Trucking companies will often cut corners, pressure drivers to make tight deadlines and encourage an atmosphere in which safety is not a priority. Taking the time to perform routine equipment inspections, repair and maintain trucks takes them off of the road and impacts the bottom line. Ensuring that drivers are not involved in deadly accidents should be worth the cost, but greed often influences decisions at the corporate level.

Get Legal Help now for a Springfield, IL Truck Accident Case

The Springfield truck accident attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC believe that protecting the lives of those who must share the roads with these large and deadly vehicles should be the top priority and have represented thousands of truck crash victims across the State of Illinois.

Our team of experts includes experienced accident reconstruction specialists who can gather all of the evidence needed to win your case and medical professionals who can treat your injuries. These experts provide testimony to support the value of your recovery and ongoing care and economists who can provide an accurate assessment of the financial impact that your injuries will have on your finances.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can maximize the value of your case and ensure that your injuries do not become a financial burden on you and your family. If we are unable to collect compensation on your behalf, you won’t owe us a thing.

Client Reviews
Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld. Michonne Proulx
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim
Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan! Giulia
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa