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Chicago Truck Accident Lawyers

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According to yearly statistics, truck accidents are among the leading causes of injuries and fatalities in the United States. Passenger vehicles are at a disadvantage in standing up to the size and weight of an 18-wheeler or other large truck. When an accident happens, it’s common for passengers to experience serious injuries such as burns, traumatic brain injury, or spinal cord injury.

Although the accident may have clearly been the truck driver’s fault or the fault of another party, trucking companies are notorious for making these cases as difficult and complex as possible. Without the representation of an experienced personal injury firm, it’s highly likely that you may be taken advantage of in your pursuit of compensation.

At McNabola & Associates, LLC, we uphold your rights and fight for every cent of what you are owed. Let our skilled Chicago truck accident attorneys fight on your behalf.

Call (312) 888-8700 for more information about your rights and options. Let us focus on the legal details so you can focus on recovering.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Chicago

Trucking accidents are largely caused by truck drivers. Trucking is a demanding industry that is well-regulated but less enforced. In many cases, accidents could have been prevented by following safety protocols.

Common causes of truck accidents include:

A thorough and meticulous investigation of your circumstances can determine who may be held liable for your injuries. However, trying to conduct such an investigation yourself, while recovering from those injuries, may be impossible. Contact a truck accident attorney in Chicago to help in your time of need. Our team will fight for compensation that covers loss of employment, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.

Whether your accident was caused by truck driver fatigue, trucking employer negligence, a poorly maintained truck, or faulty truck parts, our Chicago truck accident lawyers are ready to fight for justice on your behalf.

Who Is Liable for Damages in a Truck Accident Case?

Pursuing compensation after a truck accident is not the same as seeking compensation for damages in car accident and motorcycle accident cases. One thing that makes these cases different is the complexity involved in establishing liability. While a truck driver may be ostensibly at fault for an accident, he or she is operating under the employment of a trucking company. As such, the trucking company can often be held liable for the actions of its employees. This is known as the doctrine of respondeat superior.

Additionally, trucking companies may be liable for an accident caused by one of their drivers if company policies, whether official or unofficial, played a role in the accident. For example, truck drivers are required to transport cargo on schedule; failing to deliver cargo at the scheduled time could result in the driver being penalized financially.

However, unpredictable weather conditions, traffic, and other factors can cause delays and, in order to make up those delays, truck drivers may choose to skip federally mandated rest breaks. They may drive at excessive speeds or turn to stimulants in order to continue driving while fatigued. If the driver’s employer turns a blind eye to such behaviors, they can be held liable for any ensuing accidents.

It is also important to note that truck drivers and trucking companies are not the only potentially liable parties. In some cases, defective and/or faulty trucks or truck parts (such as tires or braking systems) may lead to serious accidents. When this is the case, the designer, manufacturer, and/or distributor of the defective product may be liable. In other cases, a truck driver may report a defective or missing part (such as mandatory reflective strips) after conducting a routine truck maintenance check.

However, if the person or party responsible for truck repairs and/or maintenance fails to repair, fix, or address the reported problem, that person or party could also be liable for a resulting accident.

In many cases, there is more than one liable party. At McNabola & Associates, LLC, our truck accident attorneys know how to thoroughly investigate truck accidents in order to uncover all liable parties and pursue all potential avenues of compensation on your behalf.

Contact our firm at (312) 888-8700 today for a free case evaluation. You don’t owe us a single cent unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

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Real People, Real Stories

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