Chicago Truck Accident Attorney
Truck Accident Claims
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. In 2015 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. It becomes crucial you seek out and retain a Chicago truck accident attorney 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 types of accidents. Leonard Law Group takes pride in how we handle these difficult situations being both advisers and comforters.
Est. 1995. $500 Million Won. 7,500 Clients Represented.
If you have been injured through the negligence of a truck driver, call Leonard Law Group at (312) 487-2513 to discuss your claim. We provide free second opinion case reviews!
Types of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can be extremely dangerous and cause serious injuries, or even death. Some of the most common types of truck accidents include:
- Jackknife Accidents
- Tire Blowouts
- Wide Turn Accidents
- Blind Spot Accidents
- Lost Load Accidents
- Rollover Accidents
Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are notorious for leading to catastrophic injuries and in the worst cases, death. Passenger vehicles simply can’t stand up to the large size and weight of a truck.
All too often, the following factors cause accidents:
- Driver Fatigue
- Driver Distraction
- Technical Failure
- Unsafe Driving
- Driving Under the Influence
Truckers are under tremendous amounts of pressure to meet deadlines and maximize the value of their time on the road. Although strict rules govern the driving schedules and practices of truck drivers, many accidents occur when corners have been cut. Trucking companies are quick to cover up any incriminating evidence after an accident so it’s important to get an experienced law firm involved in the investigation as soon as possible after the incident.
Since 1995, Leonard Law Group has recovered more than $500 million for our clients! Contact us today to learn more about your legal options. Spanish-speaking services available.