Fighting For Your Right To Compensation After A Trucking Accident
From local roadways to the highways surrounding Chicago, large semi trucks are a common staple in Illinois traffic. However, this also means that accidents are common throughout the state. Due to the massive size differences between passenger vehicles and large semi trucks, the results of an accident can be devastating.
At Ori Law Group, our personal injury lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you deserve after a tragic trucking accident. With over 75 years of combined experience, our attorneys have seen firsthand what trucking accidents can cost victims physically, financially and mentally. With a results-oriented approach, we fight tirelessly for the compensation you need to begin your recovery.
Common Causes Of Trucking Accidents
Driving a large semi truck is not an easy task. It takes specialized training to transport cargo properly and safely. The United States Department of Transportation has specific guidelines in place for truck drivers to try and prevent accidents from occurring. However, truck drivers and companies often ignore or break these guidelines, resulting in devastating collisions.
Common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence
- Reckless driving
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Improper maintenance
Large semi trucks have different driving standards and rules than passenger vehicles. Due to the size of the truck, it can be more difficult to stop or take sharp turns. At Ori Law Group, we will investigate the cause of your accident to help determine who is at fault.
How We Can Help You
Truck accidents are unique in that a personal injury claim often involves multiple parties instead of just one other driver. We will look at the truck driver, the cargo owner, the trucking company, the maintenance company and any other parties that may be liable.
Multiple parties also mean multiple insurance companies. While dealing with one insurer can be stressful, communicating with many can be overwhelming, especially when recovering from a catastrophic injury. Insurers will often try to settle your case as quickly and cheaply as possible.
After your accident, you likely will receive calls or communications from insurance companies offering you settlements. However, we urge you to speak to an attorney before accepting anything. Our attorneys at Ori Law Group will take the time to evaluate your claim so that you can recover the compensation you deserve.
Let’s Get Started On Your Case
While no amount of money can make up for the suffering your truck accident caused, compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering can help you move forward. To schedule a consultation with an experienced truck accident attorney, call us at 312-985-0299 or complete our online contact form.