Semi tractor-trailers create real risk on our roads and highways. It is a simple fact of having cars and trucks that can weigh from 3,000 to 5,000 pounds travelling at high rates of speed with 18-wheelers that can weigh 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. That weight difference makes semis harder to control, harder to stop in an emergency and more likely to create catastrophic injuries when an accident occurs.
Chicago, with its central location, is a major hub for truck traffic. We are exposed to a high level of commercial trucking traffic that can help cause serious accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, the first step is to secure the representation of a firm that understands how to conduct a thorough investigation that can uncover the cause of the accident. Some common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Aggressive driving/speeding
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Improper/negligent maintenance
- Shifting loads
- Cargo falling off a trailer
There are many issues that need to be examined in an effective investigation. Our firm understands the federal regulations that govern the trucking industry. We are skilled at utilizing accident reconstruction. We look at log books, black boxes, trip recorders, footage from red light and intersection cameras and any other evidence that will give us a clear picture of who is liable for your injuries.
AV PREEMINENT* RATED REPRESENTATION FOR THOSE INJURED IN TRUCKING ACCIDENTS
At Trapp & Geller, our firm has more than 30 years of experience helping those who have been injured. We are dedicated to helping our clients secure the medical and financial resources they need to be able to recover from their injuries. During our decades of helping people, we have prevailed in thousands of cases and helped our clients secure hundreds of millions of dollars. Our record of success for our clients is something we are very proud of and we continue that tradition of excellence with each new client with whom we work.
CONTACT A COOK COUNTY TAXI ACCIDENT LAW FIRM
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Chicago truck accident attorneys, call 312-818-2591 or contact us online. We are compassionate to each and every one of our clients’ individual needs.
We bill on a contingent fee basis. We only get paid if we secure compensation for you. There is no risk and no cost to you.