Truck Accident Attorneys in Chicago
Selected as “Top Rated Personal Injury Attorneys in Chicago” by Super Lawyers®
The truck accident lawyers at Trapp & Geller can help you seek fair compensation if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident with a heavy truck.
Chicago, with its central location and commercial prowess, is a major hub for truck traffic. Semi-trucks and tractor trailers can create serious risks on our roads and highways—it is a simple consequence of having passenger motor vehicles that typically weigh between 3,000 to 5,000 pounds traveling at high rates of speed along with 18 wheelers that can weigh 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. That weight difference makes these heavy commercial trucks harder to control, harder to stop in an emergency, and more likely to create catastrophic injuries when an accident occurs.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, the first step is to secure representation from a truck accident attorney who knows how to conduct a thorough investigation that can uncover the cause of the accident. We are standing by ready to provide the advice and counsel you need during a free, no obligation case evaluation, so don’t hesitate to contact us right away for the representation you deserve.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Some of the most common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Aggressive driving
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Improper/negligent maintenance
- Shifting loads
- Cargo falling off a trailer
Holding Commercial Trucking Companies Accountable
Despite the strict regulations and codes that govern the trucking industry, accidents continue to occur with surprising frequency and devastating results. Trucking companies often force drivers to stay behind the wheel longer than allowed by federal regulation, which can contribute to truck driver fatigue and semi-truck crashes. In addition, tractor-trailers are sometimes built using defective parts or are loaded incorrectly or improperly maintained. Our team of Chicago commercial truck accident lawyers is experienced in helping the injured and the families of those lost in fatal accidents recover full and fair compensation of damages.
Compensation for a commercial truck accident claim may cover:
- Medical expenses
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Medication and medical supplies
- Physical therapy and assistive devices
- Lost earnings, including bonuses and benefits
- Loss of future earnings or earning potential
- Emotional trauma, such as pain and suffering
We have the expertise and network of experts needed to investigate and reconstruct your accident to accurately identify all possible defendants, insurance coverage, and avenues of recovery. Our lawyers will uncover the base cause of your accident, identify the liable parties, analyze your medical condition and prognosis, and present a compelling analysis of your damages.
How Our Chicago Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help
There are many issues that need to be examined in an effective investigation. Our truck accident law firm understands the federal regulations that govern the trucking industry. We are skilled at utilizing accident reconstruction. We look at logbooks, black boxes, trip recorders, footage from red light and intersection cameras, and any other evidence that will give us a clear picture of who is liable for your injuries.
AV Preeminent® Rated Representation for Those Injured in Trucking Accidents
At Trapp & Geller, our firm has more than 35 years of experience helping those who have been injured. We are dedicated to helping our clients secure the medical and financial resources they need to be able to recover from their injuries. During our decades of helping people, we have prevailed in thousands of cases and helped our clients secure hundreds of millions of dollars. Our record of success for our clients is something we are very proud of, and we continue that tradition of excellence with each new client with whom we work.
Recovery after an accident caused by a commercial truck frequently requires a claim against the truck driver’s auto insurance policy as well as the trucking company’s commercial liability policy. As time passes, critical evidence can disappear. It is important for you to speak with an attorney right away. Our Chicago commercial truck accident attorneys can get to work immediately to protect your right to compensation.
More than 25 Years of Experience
Trapp & Geller has a passion for protecting the rights of the injured. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge to provide you with the highest legal advocacy. We will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve.
Customized Legal Strategies
Each of our attorneys is in it to win your case as much of you are and take pride in getting the best possible result. With that, your dedicated attorney is always available and will even text you regarding your goals and case.
Responsive & Informative
Our attorneys work with you one-on-one and make sure that, at every step of the process, you are fully aware of your case. We are fighting for your rights and always make sure that we are doing what is best for you.
Over $400 Million Recovered
The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have the experience and knowledge to not only win, but to win BIG. When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation.