Have you been a victim of a truck accident recently? If you have, it’s likely that you sustained some type of injury. The aftermath of a minor or major trucking accident can be incredibly emotionally and financially draining. It’s understandable if you want answers and compensation for all hardships that have befallen you, which is why it would be beneficial to speak with a Chicago trucking accident attorney.
According to statistics, 74 percent of all passenger vehicle fatality cases include a large truck. Additionally, it is believed that an estimated 130,000 people suffer injuries after being involved in a trucking accident. Should you have been one of these people to be injured in a trucking accident, our lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group can help you.
Essentially if you have been injured or suffered losses due to a trucking accident, you should consider hiring a truck accident attorney. This is because most trucking companies and their insurers place their own needs and wants first. They don’t take into account your best interests and will try to ensure they compensate you as little as possible.
Additionally, truck accident cases are very different from car accident cases. In some instances, a trucking accident is not the driver’s fault as it could be the trucking company at fault or the maintenance of the fleet, or the truck’s specific manufacturers. By seeking the counsel of an attorney, you are equipping yourself with the tools you need to prove who is at fault and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.
In Chicago, big rig accidents have proven to be the most fatal, and tractor-trailer accidents account for a large proportion of all trucking accidents in the state. Additionally, commercial truck accidents also account for a significant portion of all crashes in Chicago.
Before determining who is the at-fault party for the trucking accident you were involved in, you need to establish the cause. If you determine the cause, you might find more than one party liable for your injuries and losses. Below are a few of the common causes for trucking accidents in Chicago.
In most cases, the liability for a trucking accident will fall on a trucking company. When a truck driver is proven to be at fault, the courts will likely hold the truck company responsible for the accident that caused you harm. Essentially, trucking companies will be held responsible for any misconduct and acts of negligence that their drivers committed. However, sometimes the courts will find other parties liable, such as third-party drivers and cargo companies.
At The Horwitz Law Group, we firmly believe that commercial drivers and trucking companies, as well as other third parties at fault, should be held liable for their actions that have caused injuries. When you consult with one of our Chicago-based attorneys, you will receive the help you need to seek compensation for the various injuries and losses you sustained in your trucking accident. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with our firm today for an obligation-free consultation.
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