Chicago & Illinois Truck Accident Lawyers
Helping Accident Victims Maximum Their Claim
A truck, semi, or other large vehicle accident often involves critical, life-threatening injuries or death due to the shear size, weight, and force involved in the collision. If you or a loved one has been injured any collision involving a truck, contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Adler & Adler, P.C. We can help you understand your rights and your options as you move forward through the claim process.
Adler & Adler’s personal injury attorneys and staff work tirelessly to ensure your rights are upheld in personal injury and/or workers’ compensation claims. Our lawyers are highly skilled negotiators and successfully settle most cases out of court. However, we are always willing to go to trial on behalf of our clients if we believe litigation will lead to a better financial outcome.
Truck accidents occur at all times of day and night, under various weather conditions, and as a result of many different driver errors, acts of negligence, and types of intoxication. Distracted driving, cell phone use, and texting are now significant causes of devastating injuries. No matter the cause, all injuries can lead to loss of wages, income, and security—and worst of all, loss of health or life.
Trucking accidents aren’t limited to business hours! That’s why we are available 24-hours a day. Contact us for a free consultation immediately through our 24-Hour Hotline: (312) 443-1488 – even if you aren’t sure that you have a case. If we don’t recover compensation on your behalf, you don’t pay.
Adler & Adler, P.C., can help you recover financial compensation for injuries such as:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken Bones &/or Loss of Limbs
- Organ Damage / Internal Injury
- Whiplash & Soft Tissue Damage
- Spinal Cord Injuries & Paralysis
- Severe Burns
- Injury to the Face & Eyes
- Knee, Neck, & Back Injuries
- Wrongful Death (due to any of the above causes)
Liability for truck accidents can be complicated and may involve multiple responsible parties. Depending on who is at fault, a trucking accident might include workers’ compensation claims, multiple auto insurance claims, and product liability issues.
With more than 70 years of combined, thorough accident investigation experience, we can establish the liable parties involved in your injury, as well as pinpoint the cause of your collision. We offer expert knowledge of Illinois’ complex personal injury and workers’ compensation laws – knowledge that is critical to recovering full financial compensation for your injuries.
In addition to operator error or distraction, other common causes of accidents in which the truck driver is at fault include:
- Driver Fatigue
- Tight, High-Pressure Delivery Schedules
- Unsecured / Open Trailer Loads
- Poorly Maintained Vehicles &/or Trailers, Including Brake Failures & Blown Tires
- Defective Vehicle Design &/or Production
Adler & Adler can determine if your injury claims extend beyond the other driver’s insurance company. When a truck driver is at fault, you may also be able to make a liability claim against the company that employs and/or owns the truck. In the instances in which a truck part is considered hazardous or poorly designed, you may also have the option to sue the part or vehicle manufacturer.
Likewise, if a truck driver is involved in a collision that is the fault of the other driver, the truck driver may have a workers’ compensation claim in addition to an auto insurance claim. Depending on the cause of the accident, he or she may also have a product liability case.
Compensation & Damages
While each case is different, compensation depends on many factors, including the severity of your injuries and your recovery time. We work on behalf of our clients to seek maximum compensation for all damages, including:
- Related Medical Expenses: Hospital & Physician Bills, Prescriptions, Physical Therapy, & Medical Equipment
- Future Medical Care: Anticipated Surgeries, Long-Term Care, & Rehabilitation
- Lost Wages & Future Loss of Income and/or Earnings Capacity
- Pain & Suffering
- Loss of Limbs & Permanent Impairments
- Loss of a Normal Life