Trucks, semis, big rigs – no matter what you call them, they serve an essential purpose in our economy today. However, as large vehicles, they also have the potential to cause severe injuries and even fatalities, especially when proper care is not taken. Anyone who is negligent when driving, loading, or maintaining a commercial truck should be held liable by our Chicago truck accident lawyers for the injuries and damages they cause. If you or someone you know was injured in a truck accident, contact The Horwitz Law Group to learn more about your rights.
Our Chicago personal injury attorneys will investigate your truck accident to determine how it happened and who is liable for your injuries. In truck accidents, it is common for multiple parties to share the responsibility for causing your accident. When multiple parties are named as defendants in your lawsuit, you could receive more compensation for your injuries.
Truckers can be employed by a trucking company, so the trucking company could be strictly liable for the accident, as well as the negligent truck driver. If the accident was caused in whole or in part by improperly loaded cargo or lack of maintenance on the truck, other parties could be liable.
Potential people or parties who are liable for your accident include:
If more than one of these parties assumes liability with a settlement or is found liable at trial, you can receive compensation from more than one.
One of the most common questions asked by potential truck accident plaintiffs is what their case is worth. Studies show that people injured in truck accidents usually receive more compensation when they are represented by a skilled attorney.
Factors that can impact how much compensation you receive include:
Maybe a truck driver ignored the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) laws that regulate how much rest they need to drive, drove while intoxicated, or maybe they were speeding on snowy roads. No matter how your truck accident happened, our truck accident attorneys in Chicago can investigate the circumstances of your accident and seek compensation on your behalf from all of the liable parties.
Don’t procrastinate when it comes to your legal rights, as you may lose them after a certain period of time. Contact The Horwitz Law Group today to schedule your truck accident case consultation.
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