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Chicago Truck Accident Attorneys

Working hard to ensure that individuals injured in Illinois commercial truck accidents recover for their injuries and other losses

Large commercial trucks operate on a daily basis in Chicago and throughout the state of Illinois. These vehicles can take many forms, including delivery trucks, semi-trucks, tanker-trucks, garbage trucks, or moving trucks. The one characteristic that they all share is that they tend to be much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles, making them capable of causing extraordinary damage in the event of a collision. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) indicates that large trucks tend to be a full 20 to 30 times more massive than the passenger vehicles with which they share the road. Due to of the inherent dangers that these trucks pose to the general public, almost every aspect of the industry is regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Unfortunately, trucking regulations are not always followed and, even when they are, accidents continue to injure innocent victims. Individuals who are injured in commercial truck accidents are often entitled to significant compensation.

To discuss your case with an experienced Chicago truck accident lawyer, call our office today at 312-583-9500.

Examples of truck driver and trucking company negligence that can cause accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that about 95,000 people were injured in accidents involving large trucks during 2013. It is likely that in a significant number of these cases, truck driver or trucking company negligence caused or contributed to the accident. Some of the more common examples of truck driver negligence that can result in serious crashes include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Hours-of-service violations
  • Failure to yield
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to properly maintain a vehicle
  • Not observing traffic signals
  • Driving in areas that restrict trucks
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Improperly secured cargo
  • Noncompliance with FMCSR regulations
  • Impaired driving
  • Following too close
  • Failure to observe stop signs
  • Not accounting for adverse weather

Truck accident claims are often much more complicated than motor vehicle accidents that do not involve commercial vehicles. As a result, victims should be certain to retain an attorney familiar with the types of issues that often arise in commercial truck accident cases.

Contact our Chicago truck accident lawyer today to set up a free case evaluation

People who are involved in accidents caused by the negligence of truck drivers or trucking companies are often left with extremely serious injuries that can result in serious injuries and physical and emotional pain and suffering. In many instances, truck accident victims are unable to work for a significant period of time and may be unable to ever return to their former employment. Fortunately, these and other losses are often recoverable under Illinois law by filing a personal injury claim. The attorneys of Salvato, O’Toole & Froylan having helped people in the Chicagoland area who have been injured in preventable accidents since 2010 and work hard to ensure that each client we represent gets the full and fair value of their claim. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago truck accident lawyers, please call our office today at 312-583-9500.

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Contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer today to schedule a free case evaluation

People who are injured by the negligence of others are often legally entitled to compensation for their losses. Among the types of damages available in many Illinois personal injury cases are those for medical expenses, lost income, loss of future earning potential, property damage, and loss of enjoyment of life, among others. The Chicago personal injury attorneys of Salvato, O’Toole & Froylan have been helping victims of preventable accidents recover for their injuries since 2010 and have recovered multiple settlements in excess of one million dollars on behalf of their clients. We use a contingency fee arrangement in our representation of all of our personal injury clients, meaning that we do not collect any legal fees unless we successfully recover on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, please call our office today at 312-583-9500.

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