There are millions of trucks on the road in the United States and many truck drivers spend the majority of their work hours on our nation's highways. All too often driver fatigue, driver distraction, technical failure, unsafe driving and driving under the influence causes truck drivers to cause truck accidents that lead to severe personal injures and sometimes death. In 2010 Illinois had approximately 2,500 severe truck accidents that resulted in 3,600 personal injuries and 155 deaths. The loss of a loved one due to the negligence of a truck driver can be devastating. The emotional scars will never heal so it becomes crucial you seek out and retain legal counsel to maximize recovery. While money damages can never substitute for the loss of a loved one, Illinois has long recognized monetary damages as the means of making person(s) whole following these type of accidents. Leonard Law Group takes pride in how we handle these difficult situations being both advisers and comforters. If you have been injured through the negligence of a truck driver please contact Leonard Law Group at 312-226-8273 to discuss the merits of your claim.