Chicago Trucking Accident Attorney
Heavy trucks account for approximately 3% of all vehicles on the road today, yet they comprise nearly 9% of all vehicles involved in fatal crashes on our nation's roadways. Sadly, accidents involving trucks tend to be far more serious than accidents involving other vehicles, primarily due to the size disparity between a fully loaded tractor-trailer and a regular passenger vehicle. In fact, some heavy trucks, with a fully loaded trailer, can weigh as much as 45 tons.
There can be a lot of reasons that truck accidents occur. Sometimes, they are operator errors, other times they may be mechanical complications. It is important that you work with an experienced and knowledgeable Chicago personal injury attorney who can help you determine who is at fault in a truck accident. Click here to read about common causes of truck accidents.
There are strict regulations that are put into place by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulating how long, how many miles and other safety regulations truck operators must abide by. Poorly maintained vehicles, poorly secured loads and even weather conditions can all play a factor on the safety of roads and traffic collisions. Truck drivers are also under strict regulations for alcohol consumption - they are only allowed a legal limit of .02%.
Pavich Law Group, P.C. helps clients file claims for injuries caused by:
- Driver distraction
- Driver fatigue
- Drivers traveling too fast for conditions
- Drunk truck drivers
Contact a Chicago trucking accident lawyer from our firm today or fill out our free case evaluation!
Receiving Compensation for Your Injuries
Even with regulations and strict enforcements, accidents still happen. Manufacturers, loaders, drivers and management companies can all carry a portion of the blame and our experienced legal team can help you make sure that the wrongful parties are brought to justice. You do not need to go another day suffering from another person's negligence without sound legal representation.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, you deserve compensation. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers can help you determine who is at fault in your particular situation. Contact us today!