Back and Neck Injuries
Damage to the neck and/or back is common in accidents involving large commercial trucks, and these injuries can be devastating and result in long-term or even permanent complications. If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a large truck, we at Agruss Law Firm are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses, and this includes working with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure a favorable settlement.
The potential value of your case can be difficult to estimate, especially early on, but you can make some basic calculations to obtain a rough estimate: first, add up all your bills and expenses resulting from the accident; then, multiply the total by a figure between six and ten based on the severity of your long-term pain, disfigurement, and/or disability; then, subtract about 25% of the total for necessary costs.
Here are some truck accident cases from Illinois for back/neck injuries and their settlements:
- 2015, Kane County – A fatigued truck driver drifted off the road and struck a light pole, which then fell and obstructed most of the road. An oncoming driver from the other direction could not avoid the obstruction and collided with it, injuring his hip, shoulder, and lower back in the process. An out-of-court settlement was reached and the plaintiff was compensated $15,000.
- 2015, Cook County – A truck unexpectedly backed out into the road and an oncoming cab driver struck the side of the truck, resulting in a severe neck injury, third-degree burns, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The defendant did not settle and took the case the trial, where a jury ruled in favor of the plaintiff (the cab driver), who was compensated $2,368,000, including $1 million for pain and suffering.
- 2010, Cook County – On a highway near downtown Chicago, a truck in the adjacent lane immediately veered into another driver’s lane, causing her to veer into the opposite lane and strike another vehicle; the accident resulted in severe cervical strains. She sued the truck driver for negligence and the case was taken to trial, where a jury awarded her $55,000 in compensation, including $30,000 for pain and suffering.
We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a large truck, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to another’s negligence, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.