Illinois Commercial Trucking Accident Attorneys
Accidents that involve commercial trucks are often more complex than common automobile accidents. Because of the size and weight of commercial trucks, these accidents typically result in more serious injuries including catastrophic injuries. Additionally, there are often more potential defendants in truck accidents. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident with a commercial truck, it’s important to seek immediate legal representation from a knowledgeable attorney practiced in personal injury law.
At Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein, Johnson & Bareck, we have decades of experience representing the injured and their families. We have handled numerous truck accident cases and are familiar with the unique challenges and opportunities these cases present. There are many different rules and regulations that govern the operation of commercial trucks. Our attorneys are well versed in these rules and regulations and how to apply them to personal injury cases.
Types of Truck Accidents
Any accident that is caused by the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of a truck driver is compensable. Our firm has prosecuted a wide variety of trucking accident cases including ones in which a truck:
- Rear-ends the plaintiff
- Strikes a construction worker
- Crosses the center line and causes a head on collision
- Strikes a pedestrian
- Loses its trailer, which then strikes an automobile
- Fails to yield and strikes and automobile
In many trucking accidents, a variety of entities can be proven at fault. For example, a plaintiff may be able to sue the truck driver, the trucking company, the trailer owner, the shipper and the manufacturer of a faulty part. The opportunity to sue multiple entities increases the possible damage award and the likelihood that damage awards will be recoverable.
A speedy investigation is of paramount importance when it comes to truck accidents in order to establish liability. If you have been involved in a trucking accident, contact us immediately to schedule a free consultation. The sooner we can start investigating your case, the better your outcome will likely be.
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