Our Chicago injury attorneys are very familiar with injuries sustained during trucking accidents. We can help you navigate the unique issues that arise in a personal injury case following an accident with a semi-truck or other heavy duty vehicle. While negligence will generally be the claim for this type of accident, federal and state regulations will bring other claims into play. This is where our experience matters.
Trucking companies are quick to respond with their attorneys and insurance agents when an accident is reported, often arriving not long after an accident has happened. They will use any means to discredit your claim or persuade you to not file one. It is always your right and in your best interest to not communicate with them. Let your attorney do that for you.
We work quickly to preserve evidence and reconstruct the accident scene to establish exactly what happened. We will conduct a thorough inspection of the heavy duty vehicle, the maintenance records, black box information and driver logs.
Semi-truck operators follow numerous federal and state regulations and are required to carry insurance with higher limits than standard vehicles. Additionally, parties other than semi-truck drivers may share financial responsibility.