Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer
Truckers and trucking companies are required to follow a strict set of federal and state trucking laws. Failure to comply with the laws can result in very serious injury and even death to the innocent motorists with whom they share the road. If your life has been affected by a serious injury or because of the death of a loved one due to a negligent trucker or trucking company, you need a law firm on your side that has full command of trucking regulations. We will answer all your questions.
At the law firm of Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., our Chicago truck accident attorneys have more than a century of combined experience. We use this experience to identify the party (or parties) responsible for the truck accident and to secure maximum compensation on behalf of our injured clients. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation if you or a family member was injured in a truck accident.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents in the Chicago Area
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sets the standards for the trucking industry. Under the FMCSA regulations, truckers are supposed to be properly screened and qualified, with complete disclosure given regarding their past history of accidents. Additionally, truckers are required to follow proper procedures regarding truck maintenance and safe driving. Failure to hire responsible truck drivers and failure to comply with trucking regulations can lead to negligence in the form of:
- Driver fatigue
- Driver use of drugs and/or alcohol
- Driving too fast for road conditions
- Truck defects
- Failing to check blind spots
- Distracted driving
- Failing to use turn signal
The above is not a comprehensive list of the causes of truck accidents, and our attorneys are prepared to take on any type of truck accident case. With our extensive experience and knowledge regarding truck laws, we seek maximum compensation for our seriously injured clients. We know exactly how insurance companies will try to minimize your claim. We also handle wrongful death cases on behalf of surviving family members.
Would You Like to Speak With a Trucking Accident Attorney in Chicago or Elgin?
Our lawyers can take immediate action after a serious truck accident. Schedule a free initial consultation with the law firm of Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., in either our Chicago or Elgin office. We can be reached at 877-930-2551, or you can contact us online. We work on contingency and never collect any attorney fees unless we are able to secure compensation for you.