Truck Accident Lawyers Chicago, Illinois
Trucking accidents – even relatively minor accidents with trucks – can have catastrophic consequences given the sheer size of the vehicles involved. Given that in Chicago and the surrounding suburban area, including Cook, DuPage, Will, Kane and Lake Counties, Illinois, are filled with many tractor-trailer and semi-trucks on the many interstates and major thoroughfares, it is understandable that there are frequent trucking accidents.
The Chicago trucking accident attorneys at at Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo, Ltd. have been representing the victims of trucking accidents for over 30 years and we have the experience you can trust. Our Illinois trucking accident lawyers are skilled personal injury attorneys who understand the complex liability issues involved in trucking and other motor vehicle accidents.
Obligations of Truck Drivers and Trucking Companies
Truck drivers and trucking companies have certain legal obligations with respect to their vehicles. Truck drivers are required to follow standard traffic rules and operate their trucks in a safe manner, like any driver. However, commercial truck drivers also have to follow the more demanding State and Federal rules and regulations that apply only to them and their employers. These tractor-trailer and semi-trucks must be properly maintained and serviced and in safe working condition and the regulations require strict record-keeping for many of them in these matters. The failure to comply with their legal obligations can result in liability imposed on the truck driver and trucking company if a trucking accident occurs.
Causes of and Liability for Trucking Accidents
There are many possible causes of trucking accidents that can affect the liability imposed for the property damage, injuries or deaths that occur as a result of the trucking accident. Possible causes of trucking accidents can include things such as driver fatigue or inexperience; improper training, inadequate maintenance of the vehicle, failure to obey traffic rules, and inattentive or reckless driving.
Because the cause of the trucking accident can affect the liability imposed for damages and injuries sustained, it is important to properly assess the accident and determine possible causes of the accident as soon as possible. The knowledgeable Chicago trucking accident attorneys at Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo, Ltd. will promptly begin an examination of the information and evidence relating to the accident in order to determine possible causes and basis of liability.
Our team of Illinois trucking accident attorneys has considerable experience assessing trucking accidents and other motor vehicle accidents and, along with the appropriate trucking accident investigators, experts and medical personnel can assemble the evidence and legal arguments appropriate to your claim.
Skilled Negotiators and Proficient Litigators
Our years of experience as Illinois trucking accident attorneys affords us the skill and know-how to deal with the insurance companies involved and work toward negotiating a favorable settlement. If a favorable settlement cannot be reached, however, and litigation is necessary, we are skilled courtroom attorneys who understand the applicable legal issues involved with personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, including trucking accidents and auto accidents.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, contact the skilled Chicago trucking accident law firm of Nilson, Stookal, Gleason & Caputo, Ltd. at (312) 443-1331 for a free consultation to discuss your trucking accident.