Semi-trucks are an essential part of the American supply chain. Without them, our world would be quite different. The problem with semi-trucks is that they can cause accidents, and when they do, they are quite severe. Since they are much larger than other vehicles on the road, they can have more impact in an accident, and they take more time and a longer distance to stop. If you were recently involved in a truck accident, a knowledgeable Chicago truck accident lawyer can help you as you seek justice.
Liability in a semi-truck accident can be quite complicated. Your Chicago truck accident attorney can examine all the details and evidence in your case to determine who might be liable. Potential parties who could be liable in your truck accident include:
In some big rig accidents, multiple parties are liable. If a jury determines that more than one party is liable, they will assign a percentage of liability to each party. Joint and several liabilities will apply under Illinois Compiled Statutes 735 §5/2-1117.
Just as different parties can be liable for your accident, many different factors can cause a truck accident. Some can be traced back to the driver or the trucking company, and some can be attributed to other parties. Common causes of semi-truck accidents include:
Your Chicago truck accident attorney will look at many different things to determine how your accident occurred, and thus, who is responsible. Police reports, cell phone records, trucking company records, witness statements, and other documentation may provide the information they need.
Truck accidents can cause severe injuries that require months or even years to recover from. After your accident, you need to focus on healing, not fighting with insurance companies to get your claims paid. We are here to do the latter for you. Our attorneys can provide you with the representation required to get you the compensation you desperately need during this difficult time.
At Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd., our attorneys strive to provide you with the best legal services possible. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with an experienced Chicago truck accident attorney.