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Chicago Commercial Trucking Accident Attorneys

Helping Trucking Accident Victims throughout Illinois

Large commercial trucks are responsible for a high percentage of traffic fatalities. Commercial trucks can weigh more than 10,000 pounds and, because of their size, traffic accidents involving large trucks are more likely to result in serious injury and death than auto accidents. In addition, large trucks are more likely to be involved in multiple-vehicle crashes than passenger cars.

If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a Chicago trucking accident, contact the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. at (312) 346-8990 or submit an online questionnaire to learn more about any possible causes of action that you may have. We offer a free initial consultation and, if we agree to take your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis. In other words, we only get paid for our services if you obtain financial recovery.

Causes of Truck Accidents

Large commercial trucking accidents can happen for a number of reasons. Some of the more common causes of trucking accidents include:

  • Improper trucking equipment maintenance
  • Truck driver negligence
  • Truck defects (brake failure, blowouts, and defective tires)
  • Over-weighted truck and load issues
  • Drug and alcohol-related accidents
  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Inattentive driving or other driver errors
  • Distracted driving
  • Improper training
  • Failure to comply with safety regulations

It is important to determine the cause of a trucking accident in order to assess liability, determine possible named defendants, and evaluate potential damages. As such, our Chicago trucking attorneys will undergo a comprehensive investigation, along with the help of accident investigators and medical professionals, in order to assemble the evidence necessary to support your legal claims and get you the compensation that you deserve.

Laws and Regulations Affecting Large Commercial Trucks

Large tractor-trailer trucks are dangerous vehicles with the potential to cause serious injuries and deaths if they are involved in a traffic collision. Accordingly, there are strict state and federal regulations in place that govern the conduct of truckers and trucking companies in order to promote motor vehicle safety. For instance, hours of service regulations require mandatory rest breaks for truck drivers, and trucking companies are required to keep records of equipment safety information.

When a large commercial truck is involved in a motor vehicle accident, a careful investigation of the trucking company records is necessary in order to determine if negligence was involved. Because our Chicago trucking accident attorneys focus on complex motor vehicle accident cases, we are well-versed in the laws and regulations that apply to truckers and trucking companies and will conduct a thorough investigation of trucking company records to determine whether noncompliance with regulations was a possible cause of the accident.

No Legal Fees Unless You Collect Damages

Trucking accidents involve complex legal issues so it is important to consult with an attorney who focuses on serious accident and injury cases. At the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C., we pride ourselves on our proven track record of success with respect to complex personal injury lawsuits, such as commercial trucking accidents.

Contact the Law Office of Kenneth A. Fishman, P.C. today at (312) 346-8990 to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated Chicago trucking accident attorneys.