When an 18-wheeler passes by on the highway, many people hold their breath for a few seconds. With semi-trucks and tractor trailers often weigh 80,000 pounds or more, these large trucks can crush regular vehicles upon impact. As a result, accidents involving commercial trucks frequently result in severe traumatic injuries, and they often leave victims struggling to cope with permanent disabilities. When commercial truck accidents are fatal, victims’ families can face a lifetime of financial strain and emotional suffering.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, it is extremely important to have an experienced lawyer on your side. Unfortunately, you cannot rely on the authorities to conduct an accurate and thorough investigation, and you cannot trust the insurance companies to put your best interests first. Investigators often miss critical evidence and fail to interview key witnesses, and the insurance companies only care about one thing: protecting their bottom line.
At Jackowiak Law Offices, our Chicago-based attorneys know what to look for when investigating truck accidents, and we know how to establish claims for full and fair compensation for accident-related losses. If you or a family member suffered traumatic injuries in an accident, we encourage you to give us a call. We will provide you with an honest case assessment and straightforward legal advice. If you are entitled to a financial recovery, we will fight aggressively to win the compensation you deserve.
Establishing Your Right to Compensation After a Truck Accident in Chicago
There are numerous factors that can cause and contribute to commercial truck accidents. A fatigued, speeding or inattentive driver may be to blame for the crash. Other potential causes such as an intoxicated driver, brake failure, tire blowout, or even negligent road maintenance may be fully or partially responsible.
The fact that there are so many possible causes also means that there is the potential for multiple layers of liability. For example, the tractor could be owned by one party and the trailer by another. The driver may own the truck or lease it from a trucking company, and the driver could be an employee of a trucking company or an independent contractor. The manufacturer of the truck or a faulty component could also be liable if a defective part or design flaw caused the accident.
A Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You Get Compensation
We have significant experience dealing with the complex issues involved in Chicago truck accident cases (including the federal regulations and commercial insurance issues that are involved), and we are intimately familiar with the accident reconstruction problems that are unique to truck accidents. We can use our knowledge and experience to your advantage, and we will fight hard to expose the mistakes that led to the accident. The trucking companies and their insurers have aggressive attorneys who are experienced in these kinds of claims, and you need a team of proven and reliable attorneys on your side as well.
Contact Jackowiak Law Offices for a Free Consultation
To learn more about how we can help you obtain full compensation for your injuries and losses, please call our Chicago office at 312-795-9595 or request a free consultation online. Our support staff is available around the clock, so don’t wait. Call or click now and take the first step toward getting the compensation you deserve.