Attorneys Helping You Secure Compensation for Trucking Accidents
Our skilled personal injury lawyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve for injuries caused by truck driver or trucking company negligence.
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Tinley Park, IL Truck Accident Lawyer with Offices in Cook and DuPage Counties
Aggressive Oak Lawn Attorney Pursing Compensation for Truck Accident Victims
Of all the traffic accidents that occur, those involving semi-trucks and commercial vehicles are often the most devastating. Their size and weight, paired with negligence, significantly increases the risk of fatality and catastrophic injury. At Schwartz Injury Law, we have a strong, unwavering commitment to the victims of these crashes. We strive to secure their financial futures and aggressively pursue the most compensation possible. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a truck accident, contact our lawyers and get the skilled representation you need to pursue your claim.
Swift and immediate action must be taken to determine which factors and parties may have been responsible after a truck accident. Unfortunately, with so many possibilities, untangling the details is a complex process that requires working knowledge of the trucking industry and its regulations. Our seasoned attorneys have more than 15 years of experience in handling truck accident injury claims. We have the resources and skills needed to effectively represent you.
Skilled Representation in Truck Accident Cases
Dedicated Attorneys Fighting for Your Rights
Committed to getting you the compensation that you deserve, our lawyers will carefully investigate every aspect of your case, preparing it as though it could go to trial. This is critical in trucking accident cases, which are often represented by a team of attorneys who do everything in their power to minimize the injuries and losses of accident victims. We will fight against this underhanded injustice and aggressively protect your interests throughout the entire process.
Knowledgeable Orland Park Truck Accident Attorney
Trucking accident cases are unique, complex, and can have multiple negligent parties. In fact, a single accident could be caused by the actions of the driver, freight loaders, vehicle owner, maintenance crew, leasing company, or the employer. Any or all parties could be held liable if their behavior somehow contributed to the injury of another. Some examples of negligent behavior in a trucking accident include:
A Record of Success in Truck Accident Cases
We have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for people who have been injured in trucking accidents.
Frequently Asked Questions
+How much is my truck accident case worth?
The amount you will be able to recover will depend on the extent of your injuries and any other financial damages that you have suffered. You should be compensated for the costs of medical treatment, which can often be tens of thousands of dollars for serious injuries. You should also be repaid for any income you have lost in the past or future and for the costs of repairing or replacing your vehicle or other damaged property. You may also be able to receive significant compensation for the physical and emotional pain and suffering you have experienced.
+How long does a truck accident lawsuit take?
The amount of time needed for a lawsuit can vary depending on the complexity of the case. A complete investigation will need to be performed to establish liability and gather evidence related to the accident. Sorting out matters related to insurance policies and negotiating a settlement can also take a significant amount of time. If the case goes to trial, additional time may be needed to make the proper preparations. In many cases, lawsuits take multiple years to resolve, and our lawyers will use this time to make sure you are fully and fairly compensated for your injuries.
+Can I sue a trucking company for injuries suffered in a truck accident?
In many cases, the trucking company that a truck driver works for may be liable for injuries that occurred in a truck accident. This is especially true if a trucking company encouraged a truck driver to stay on the road for longer than was safe or if they did not perform the proper maintenance to ensure that a truck could operate safely. Our attorneys can help gather the necessary evidence to show that your injuries occurred because of a trucking company’s negligence, and we will help you hold the company responsible for the damages you have suffered.
+What are the most common truck accident injuries?
The large size and weight of semi-trailer trucks means that drivers and passengers of other vehicles are likely to be seriously injured in a collision. Some common injuries that can occur include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, burn injuries, damage to internal organs, soft tissue injuries, dislocated joints, and severe bruises and contusions. When accidents occur at a high speed, or when a vehicle is struck by cargo that falls from a truck, the resulting injuries may lead to a person’s wrongful death.
+What should I do after a trucking accident?
As in any motor vehicle collision, it is important to check on the status of anyone who was involved and provide any necessary aid. Emergency medical services may need to be called to provide immediate treatment. You should also contact the police and ensure that an officer comes to the scene and files a police report. If possible, you will want to gather evidence at the scene, including photos of the vehicles and the road, as well as the contact information of any witnesses. You should then contact an attorney to determine the next steps you should take.
+How can an attorney help with my truck accident case?
By working with an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can determine the full extent of the damages you have suffered and the best steps to take to receive the compensation you deserve. Your attorney can obtain evidence to support your case, including security camera footage of the accident, a truck driver’s driving logs, maintenance and inspection reports for a truck, and statements from witnesses. Your lawyer can also negotiate with insurance companies to ensure that any settlement offered will fully address your damages, and they can help you pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver or trucking company.
Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer
Compensation cannot give back what has been taken from you, but it can help to ease the stress and burden of financial issues that often follow these catastrophic accidents. With a track record of success, Schwartz Injury Law is the easy choice for your truck accident injury claim. Contact us at 708-226-9000 or fill out the form below to request your consultation. We serve clients in Orland Park, Mokena, Bedford Park, Frankfort, Tinley Park, and throughout northern Illinois.