Chicago Truck Accident Lawyers

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You Need a Chicago Truck Wreck Lawyer

Tractor trailers and other large trucks cause accidents and injuries on Illinois roads and highways nearly every day.

When a tractor trailer weighing more than 40 tons collides with a passenger vehicle, the big truck and its driver are far more likely to survive relatively unscathed. The extent of the damages truck accidents cause can be enormous.

Working Hard for Injury Victims

If you have been injured in a semi-truck wreck or any other type of truck accident, you have a legal right to be compensated for damages. At the Law Offices of Francis J. Discipio, our personal injury attorneys work to see that you are paid the full amount of financial compensation you deserve.

One hundred fifty-seven large trucks were involved in fatal truck accidents in Illinois during 2006, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In every truck accident claim, we carefully analyze the case to determine what happened and who is responsible. Did defective or poorly maintained tires lead to the crash? Was the driver using drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident? Did he or she fall asleep at the wheel?

Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Improper maintenance
  • Driver fatigue
  • Improper loading
  • Bad brakes or tires
  • Lack of driver training
  • Unlicensed drivers
  • DUI/DWI or drug use
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Dangerous and defective highways

Once the cause of the accident is known, we determine who is liable for damages. Is it the truck maintenance shop, the tire manufacturer, the driver or the trucking company? In some cases, several people or companies that contributed to the accident may share the responsibility for the accident.

To learn whether you have a valid truck accident claim, please contact our law firm and arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. From our Illinois offices, we represent clients throughout the Chicago area.

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