PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS SPECIALIZING IN TRUCKING ACCIDENT LITIGATION
Chicagoland roadways are filled with big rig commercial trucks and tractor trailers at any given time. High-speed collissions involving these massive vehicles rarely cause anything less than devastating damage and gravely serious injury or death. Automobiles involved in trucking accidents on Illinois roads are typically no match for the power and size of the commercial trucks seen on our roads every day.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident, it is vitally important that you seek the counsel of a skilled, experienced trucking accident attorney who has the expertise and track record for winning the highest awards in these cases for their clients. Panio Law attorneys have that experience. We have won milliions of dollars in damages for our clients in trucking accident lawsuits and settlement negotiations. Our personal injury attorneys are aggressive advocates for each of our clients' rights, and we work assiduously to ensure that your rights are represented at every step of the damage recovery process.
Call us at 888.799.7561 to speak to an experienced trucking accident attorney and get the representation you need. (Serving the Chicagoland area, including counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will and Kankakee).
TRUCKING ACCIDENTS AND INSURANCE NEGOTIATIONS
One of the biggest mistakes people who have been injured by commercial trucks and big rigs on Chicagoland roads have made is going into negotiations with a trucking firm's insurer from the very outset following an accident involving their client. It is in the best interests of the trucking company's insurer to settle the case at the earliest stage possible. Statistics show that insurers who settle quickly save the most money on settlements and litigation across the industry. If an injured party settles at the outset, latent injuries may surface following negotiations that will not be covered in the initial settlement. Settlements are contingent upon the injured party signing a release of future liability. Should latent injuries then surface (e.g. soft tissue injuries or brain injuries) after the settlement is made, the at-faul driver/entity is no longer liable for those damages.
It's vitally important that anyone injured in a trucking accident seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney like those of Panio Law Offices in Chicago. We will work on your behalf understanding all of the possible damages to which you may be entitled, protecting and preserving your rights to recover those damages and supporting your efforts to get on with your life.
COMMON TRUCKING ACCIDENT CAUSES
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence
- Driving while distracted
- Aggressive drivers
- Overloaded and improperly loaded trailers
- Rear-end collisions
WHO IS AT FAULT WHEN TRUCKS CAUSE ACCIDENTS ON THE ROADWAYS?
Liability in trucking accident cases is a complex issue. Many times the trucking company who owns the vehicle and hires the driver is responsible for the damages. Other times, it's the driver themself who is financially responsible. Sometimes the manufacturer of the truck itself is held liable, and others due to defective design or manufacture or even a given municipality if road conditions due to maintenance or defects are causal factors. It takes the expertise of a skilled trucking accident attorney to help determine the responsible party and breadth of damages when a these accidents occur. Call our offices at 888.799.7561 to speak with an attorney today.