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Truck Accidents

Chicago Truck Accident Attorneys

The large, obtrusive nature of a truck and the high speeds at which they travel can lead to serious dangers for other passengers on the road. Even at low speeds, victims of tractor-trailer crash accidents and truck wrecks can suffer very serious, even fatal injuries when involved in a trucking accident. At The Horwitz Law Group, our Chicago truck accident lawyers, offer aggressive, personalized service to ensure that our clients recover the compensation they deserve after an accident.

Causes of Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents can happen for any number of reasons – or for no particular reason at all. When a person is injured in a truck accident, the first question everyone will want answered is: “Why did this happen?” We will interview witnesses, contact experts, review drivers’ logs and preserve black box evidence in connection with your case. We have the resources to hire expert accident investigators skilled in accident reconstruction, engineering and transportation. These expert resources ensure we can fully investigate the cause of the truck accident and hold the proper people or companies accountable for the injuries they have caused. We represent clients in truck accident cases involving:

Truck Defects and Equipment Failure

With the amount of trucks on Chicago highways and city streets, many accidents can occur. These accidents can be caused by a wide range of errors, including defective safety equipment such as lights, tires or turn signals; or mechanical equipment such as brakes or steering.

Truck Driver Fatigue

Truck drivers often work long hours without breaks to ensure they deliver their load on time, causing fatigue or inattentiveness. If you suffered an injury in an accident caused by a truck driver’s fatigue, contact The Horwitz Law Group immediately.

Dangerous Roadways and Truck Accidents

Chicago roadways can become dangerous because of design defects, construction defects, inadequate lighting or failure to manage traffic through road construction sites. If you or a family member was in an accident caused by a dangerous roadway, contact a personal injury attorney at The Horwitz Law Group as soon as possible.

Truck Underride Collisions

Most often, vehicles collide with trucks either as side-underride collisions or as rear-underride collisions. An experienced Chicago truck accident lawyer can explain your options for monetary compensation for lost wages and medical bills through a personal injury lawsuit.

Truck Accident Insurance Issues

Trucking companies will work immediately to protect themselves and their drivers following an accident. It is important that you hire an attorney that will defend your rights. An experienced lawyer at The Horwitz Law Group will work immediately to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse-Related Accidents

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can cause serious impairment resulting in devastating accidents and injuries. When these accidents are caused by trucks, the resulting injuries can be catastrophic or even fatal. Contact a skilled Chicago personal injury attorney immediately for a free consultation regarding your case.

Failure to Comply With Trucking Regulations

Trucking industry regulations are complex and it takes an experienced attorney to fully understand your rights and ensure maximum recovery. The Chicago truck accident injury attorneys at The Horwitz Law Group have the legal expertise and knowledge to properly represent your best interests.

Truck Accident Causes

On Chicago highways, truck accidents can be caused by a wide range of factors, including excessive speeding, driver fatigue, drunk driving, distracted driving (such as talking on a cell phone or texting), dangerous roadways and truck equipment defects.

Overloaded Trucks

Overloaded trucks can create many dangerous situations on Chicago roads. Loading a truck with too much weight can cause it to become unstable, hard to maneuver and difficult to control. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident caused by a truck driver, contact The Horwitz Law Group.

Wrongful Death

Trucking accidents can be so severe as to cause catastrophic injuries or death. A knowledgeable Chicago wrongful death attorney can explain a family’s options for monetary compensation through a lawsuit.

Truck Driver Error

Truck drivers drive for a living, but this does not mean they are perfect. Many situations of driver error can lead to serious accidents. If you were in an accident caused by a poorly trained driver, a fatigued driver or a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is important to contact an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer immediately.

Improper Loading

Just as in overloading a truck, a truck can be incorrectly loaded in several other ways. A load can be unbalanced or improperly secured causing the materials to shift or fall into the busy Chicago streets. If you were in an accident caused by the improper loading of a truck, contact The Horwitz Law Group for skilled representation.

Speeding/Reckless Driving

Truck accidents can be caused by a number of factors, including situations when a truck driver failed to stay in the proper lane or was inattentive and caused an accident. If you or a loved one was injured in an accident caused by a reckless truck driver, contact a Chicago personal injury attorney at The Horwitz Law Group.

Your Recourse and Rights to Compensation

When we investigate truck-car collisions, we typically find that the causes of truck accidents fall into a few categories: driver error or negligence, trucking company negligence, or problems with the truck itself. Depending upon the evidence, we may be able to bring a claim against the insurance carrier of the truck driver, the trucking company, or possibly a product liability claim against a manufacturer if a faulty part contributed to the injuries.

At The Horwitz Law Group, we have successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars for clients who have been hit head-on by trucks, resulting in brain damage and other behavioral issues as well as permanent loss of normal life, pain and suffering, and inability to return to work.

Call us at 312-641-9200 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney.

If you or someone you care about has been injured, schedule a FREE consultationwith a Chicago truck accident attorney by emailing our truck accident lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group or by calling 312-641-9200.

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