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Spinal Injuries in Truck Crashes

Spinal Review

Accidents with big-rig trucks injure thousands of drivers and riders every year.  The massive size, weight, and momentum make commercial truck accidents almost always catastrophic.  When involved in an accident, anything, or anyone, they collide with does not stand much of a chance.  Accidents with big-rig trucks usually result in serious personal injuries that can be life-changing.

As an attorney who represents Chicagoland clients in auto and truck accident claims, I fight for victims every day to gain the benefits they deserve.   

Survivor Impact.

For those who survive a catastrophic truck accident, they frequently suffer more than broken bones, cuts, and bruises.  They often suffer horrific spinal injuries – dislocated discs in the neck or back – requiring years or decades of treatment, therapy, and care for recovery.  Since the back and neck are so critical to everything we do, these injuries often prevent victims from returning to work and doing normal, daily activities.

Spinal Cord Paralysis.

Spinal cord injuries can have a massive impact on your life – preventing you from working or enjoying loved ones.  

The damage to the spine progresses quickly following the accident.  Displaced bone fragments and other disc material can tear into the spinal cord tissue itself.  These injuries can be devastating, cause extreme pain, and lead to paralysis.  

The damage isn’t always initially apparent which is why anyone who suffers an injury in a truck accident should always get medical attention as soon as possible.  MRIs will detect injuries that X-rays miss.  

Doctors classify spinal injuries into five regions: cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and, coccygeal.  In terms of severity, doctors broadly classify spinal cord injuries as either ‘complete’ or ‘incomplete’.  The injury is considered complete if it results in a total loss of function below the level of the injury on both sides of the body.   

In addition to the pain, suffering, and loss of physical functionality, there is an enormous emotional impact on the victim and their family.  

Victims of these serious injuries need an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure their rights are protected and they receive appropriate compensation to cover their injuries, damages, and associated losses of their ability to work and live a normal life.  

Interpretation and Pursuit.

In representing victims, I must prove negligence on the part of the truck driver, the trucking company, the maintenance provider, or the manufacture in order to obtain the compensation you deserve.  My pursuit of those liable involves a thorough investigation and a disciplined approach to gain a comprehensive perspective on the facts, issues, the suffering experienced by victim, and the impact the accident has had on their family.   

As a result of our investigation, the responsible parties can include . . . the truck driver . . . cargo loaders . . . the trucking company . . . equipment manufactures . . . other negligent drivers . . . and even government entities. Additionally, Federal and local laws may be involved.   

Victims need a skilled attorney to properly navigate through the information to protect their rights.  Experience counts.

Chicago Truck Accident Attorneys.  We Help Victims.

The Attorneys at Friend, Levinson & Turner Law are knowledgeable and expert in representing those injured in an accident with a commercial truck.   Accidents involving collisions with trucks are complex.   

We know your rights and the applicable laws.  We are your advocates.  

Big corporations and insurance companies rely on professional adjusters to negotiate.    In order to deal with these professionals, you need a highly-trained, skilled attorney to protect your rights.  We are experts at negotiating with powerful insurance companies. Fifty years of experience counts.

We make the legal process as stress-free as possible.  We focus on securing the compensation you deserve, while you focus on healing.    

If you or a loved one is injured in a truck accident, please call my office at 312-346-8465 or contact us using the form below.

William Turner Is Here For You.

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William Turner
William J. Turner

William Turner has represented hundreds of working men and women who have been victims of the negligence of others – gaining equitable compensation for the medical expenses and pain and suffering for his clients. He concentrates his practice in the trial of complex personal injury cases, including car and truck accidents, construction mishaps, medical malpractice, dog and animal attacks, nursing home abuse, and slip-and-falls. Additionally, he offers niche counsel and advocacy for workers who are injured on a job.

William has obtained judgements from juries in approximately 150 cases and has secured fair and comprehensive settlements in even more over his career. William Turner has dedicated his professional life to fighting for the rights of those who are injured as a result of the negligent acts of others.

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