Accidents that involve massive semi-trucks are among the most dangerous accidents on our roads and highways. Truck drivers are professional drivers who are charged with transporting loads of consumer wares and other cargo safely from coast to coast – and everywhere in between. When they are negligent, the consequences are often severe. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need the professional legal counsel of a Chicago truck accident attorney.
Our firm has had significant success in winning truck accident cases for our clients. Some of our past victories have included:
$5,500,000 settlement– when a 26 foot box truck rear-ended our client’s car;
$2,910,000 settlement + workers comp benefits – when our semi truck driver client was involved in a chain reaction crash with other semi trucks.
$1,500,000 settlement + workers compensation benefits – for the wife of a young man who was struck by a semi truck;
$1,210,000 jury verdict – when our client crashed into a semi truck that had been abandoned in the middle of I-294.
Because they are professional drivers, truckers are held to far stricter rules and regulations regarding safety, and when they fail to meet these standards, we will hold them accountable. The most common forms of truck driver negligence that are associated with truck accidents include:
Trucking companies are also charged with important responsibilities related to keeping our highways safer for all who travel on them. These include:
The trucking companies themselves obviously play an integral role in helping to curtail truck accidents on our roads.
The manufacturers of trucks are responsible for designing and building safe, roadworthy trucks that incorporate safely working parts. When trucks – and/or truck parts – have design or manufacturing flaws, it can lead to, cause, contribute to, or exacerbate any truck accidents that ensue.
The massive size differential between 18-wheelers and other vehicles on our roads greatly increases the level of danger for the occupants of those other vehicles – when they are involved in truck accidents. The types of damages caused by truck accidents tend to include:
All told, the financial, physical, and emotional damages associated with a truck accident can quickly reach overwhelming proportions.
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, obtaining the compensation to which you are entitled is critical to your ability to heal as fully as possible. That’s why the dedicated truck accident attorneys in Chicago – at Saks, Robinson & Rittenberg, Ltd. – are committed to skillfully fighting for compensation that covers your damages in their entirety. You and your case are important, so please do not hesitate to contact us for more information today.