Truck Accident Lawyer in Alton, Illinois

Illinois roads and highways are dangerous enough under normal circumstances. When you add reckless or negligent truck drivers to the equation, it is a recipe for disaster. I am Joseph E. Hoefert, a personal injury attorney in Alton, Illinois. If you have been injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler or other truck, I can help you seek maximum compensation for the medical bills, lost wages and other hardships you are facing.

Have You Been Injured in a Truck Crash?

At Joseph E. Hoefert, Attorney at Law, P.C., I help people who have been injured in trucking accidents. Semi truck accidents involve complex federal regulations that make them more difficult to deal with than car accidents and other personal injury cases. The laws that are imposed on truckers are more concentrated and more strict than the laws that are placed upon the general public. It is important to keep this in mind when investigating the cause of a trucking accident and establishing liability. As your attorney, I will look at all of the relevant details of your accident, including factors such as:

  • Improper maintenance
  • Faulty brakes
  • Improper lighting
  • Faulty hiring practices
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Speeding
  • Lack of sleep

Truck accidents are also different because trucking companies are required to maintain very high minimum insurance coverage for their drivers. The amount of potential compensation is much higher, and an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you get the proper amount. I have extensive experience handling tractor-trailer accident injury cases and wrongful death suits arising from truck accidents.

Contact My Law Office Today

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck crash or collision, I am here to answer your questions and help you explore your legal options. Contact my law office today to speak with a knowledgeable Illinois personal injury lawyer. I offer all potential clients free initial consultations. Although I keep regular office hours, I offer my clients evening and weekend hours, and home and hospital visits when necessary.