Due to their size and weight, semi-truck accidents are among the deadliest. Semi-truck accidents often result in devastating injuries, including traumatic brain injury, paralysis, disfigurement, and amputation. In some cases, the truck accident may result in death. If you or a loved one was injured semi-truck accident, you might be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering you endured after the crash.
At Kasan Law, our Chicago and Illinois trucking attorneys are available to help you obtain compensation for the injuries you suffered due to the negligence of another party. You deserve to get the financial compensation you require to recover from your injuries.
There are several parties that can be liable for a truck accident. However, many of these parties often deny fault or avoid liability to evade paying you compensation for your injuries and losses. We will conduct an in-depth investigation into your claim to determine the cause of the accident and the party that should be held responsible for the injuries. Some parties that could be held liable include:
Each party involved in a commercial trucking operation plays a role in ensuring the truck is safe and properly driven to prevent an accident from occurring. Our Chicago and Illinois truck accident lawyers will investigate the collision to identify which party breached its duty and failed to ensure the truck’s safe operation.
Truckers, like all motorists, must safely operate their trucks. Additionally, truck drivers and trucking companies are subject to industry-wide specific rules and regulations. If the trucking company or truck driver fails to comply with their obligations, they could be liable for the victim’s injuries or wrongful death.
As commercial trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, accidents involving these vehicles can be severe and life-threatening events. Their awkward shape and inability to maneuver easily in traffic make them a considerable risk factor on Chicago and Illinois roads.
Some common causes of trucking accidents include:
A collision between a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck is a devastating event that often results in significant damage and injuries. Because there are usually several parties involved in a commercial trucking operation, victims and their loved ones may have several options for pursuing compensation, such as:
Many truck accident lawsuits are filed based on the negligence of one of the parties involved. Some common examples of negligence that can lead to a truck accident are:
If our Chicago and Illinois truck accident attorneys determine that a defective part caused your collision, you may have a product liability case against the part’s manufacturer. Product liability cases based on manufacturer negligence require that:
Product liability claims in Illinois are often filed based on strict liability, which does not require proof that the manufacturer or seller was negligent. The product simply has to be proven to be defective.
Often, truck accidents are so severe that many victims do not survive the crash. In a wrongful death claim, you will have to prove that your loved one would still be alive, and the death would not have occurred, had the at-fault party acted in a reasonably safe and careful manner. If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, our Chicago and Illinois truck accident lawyers are available to discuss your legal options.
Compensation for truck accident claims is typically divided into economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are intended to return a truck accident victim to the same financial state they were in before the accident. Economic damages in a truck accident claim can include:
Non-economic damages are meant to compensate the victim for the intangible, non-financial losses they suffered after a truck accident. Non-economic damages in a truck accident claim can include:
In collisions involving semi-trucks and passenger vehicles, the smaller of the two will typically sustain the most damage and physical injury to vehicle occupants.
In most cases, commercial trucks are going to cause severe harm to passenger vehicles. The injuries that occupants sustain can range from minor to life-altering. Some common types of truck collision injuries are:
At Kasan Law, we take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you will not pay any legal fees unless we get you compensation for your case. Our consultations are free and carry no obligations.
As with any personal injury case, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights. If you or a family member has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, contact our Chicago and Illinois truck accident attorneys to schedule your free consultation and case review by calling (312) 300-6724, e-mailing us at [email protected], or schedule your consultation online.