Truck accidents are serious, potentially deadly and they affect thousands of people in Illinois each year. Crashes involving large commercial vehicles differ from many other motor vehicle accidents, mainly because of the size difference between semi trucks and smaller cars. Speed also plays a major role in the outcome of a truck crash. A trucking accident lawyer in Chicago knows that tractor trailers take much longer to slow down and come to a stop than smaller vehicles, meaning that sudden highway congestion can end in disaster.
At Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, our semi truck accident attorneys have represented numerous clients throughout Illinois whose lives have been torn apart by truck crashes and other devastating car accidents.
Tractor Trailer Injuries in Illinois
The occupants of smaller vehicles are almost always the ones who fare the worst in a truck crash. The repercussions can be severe and life-threatening, and often include broken bones, lacerations, brain injuries and other catastrophic injuries. Tragic loss of life is also common. If you or a family member has experienced any of these scenarios, you may be facing such challenges as temporary to permanent disability, inability to earn an income, emotional trauma and ongoing medical expenses. In the event that a loved one has been killed through a trucker’s negligence, you might have to deal with the loss of income that your family member would have made in addition to hospital and funeral expenses.
An experienced Chicago truck accident lawyer from Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz may be able to help you put the pieces back together. During the investigation of your personal injury or wrongful death case, our team meticulously gathers evidence to help you obtain compensation related to your expenses, losses, property damage and pain and suffering.
Faulty Maintenance and Design
Driver error is not the only cause of truck accidents. Often, a crash occurs when a tractor trailer has not been maintained properly or when there is a manufacturer error or defective design. These can include failed brakes, blown tires, defective seatbelts or faulty gas tanks. In many of these cases, the trucking company, manufacturer or insurance company will attempt to avoid responsibility or get you to settle for less than what you need to recover. We have experience dealing with these companies and aggressively fighting them in court to hold them accountable.
To schedule your free consultation with a truck accident attorney, contact the offices of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz today at (312) 782-2525.