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Aurora Truck Accidents

Aurora Personal Injury Lawyers for Truck Accident Victims

Aurora is the second most populous city in Illinois, and it is located across four counties, though it’s primarily in DuPage and Kane Counties. Its estimated population as of 2022 was 177,866. The city is a hub for commercial activity. Major employers include Amazon, AT&T, Walmart, Accenture and State Farm. Major roadways serve the city; these include Interstate 88 and Illinois Route 59, among others. When a truck accident occurs, the injuries may be catastrophic. Most families do not have enough saved up in case of serious, life-altering injuries or death. If you were injured or a loved one died in a truck accident, call the seasoned Aurora truck accident attorneys of Katz Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck and Bertuca. We have more than 60 years of experience fighting for best results for those who are injured through the fault of another.

Aurora Lawyers to Establish Liability

Truck accidents can have disastrous consequences. There may be multiple victims, each making substantial claims against the same truck driver’s insurance policy. The driver’s insurance coverage may quickly be exhausted. When you retain our knowledgeable attorneys, we will examine the case and retain an accident reconstruction specialist when appropriate, to make sure that all parties who may bear some responsibility for your injuries are made part of a lawsuit for damages.

Besides the truck driver, parties that could be responsible for your truck accident injuries include a third-party loading company, mechanic, truck manufacturer, trucking company, and drivers of other vehicles that shared the road. In order to recover damages from any of these parties, we will need to establish the liability of the defendant. In most cases, this means we will need to show that the truck driver breached his or her duty to use reasonable care, thereby causing your injuries and damages.

Tracking companies typically have a significant amount of power. They may mount an aggressive defense as soon as they realize that they may be held accountable for the accident. They can be held indirectly liable under theories of negligent hiring, training, and supervision. However, they can also be held directly responsible if our lawyers can prove they negligently hired, supervised or trained the truck driver involved in the accident, and that they are partially or fully to blame for your injuries, as a result.

Third party loading companies can be held accountable if they negligently load a truck that gets into an accident. When cargo is improperly loaded, a host of issues can arise while the truck is in operation. For example, when a truck is traveling downhill while overweighted, it may tip causing a devastating rollover. Additionally, if a truck failed due to a defective part or component, the manufacturer could be held responsible.

Our attorneys can investigate the various angles and use legal process to obtain evidence to establish your entitlement to damages. However, it is likely that these defendants will allege that you were comparatively negligent and that this caused your injuries. They may mount an aggressive campaign to shift liability for what happened. It’s important to remember that the others involved in the accident and their representatives are not on your side. They may appear friendly, for the purpose of securing an admission of fault that would limit your damages award. This is why it is so important to call our attorneys immediately after an accident in which you were injured before you speak to the other side.

Consult an Aurora Truck Accident Lawyer

If you were injured or a loved one died due an Aurora truck crash, you should call the seasoned truck accident lawyers of Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca. We have more than 60 for benefits or a workers’ compensation claim would also be appropriate. Call us at 312-724-5846 or complete our online form.