Chicago Truck Accident Attorneys
Injured In A Big Rig Accident? We Can Help.
When a truck accident occurs, serious injury or death is likely to occur. Each year in the U.S. there are more than 400,000 accidents involving large trucks, including commercial box trucks and tractor-trailer combinations. In 2019 alone, 4,678 fatalities occurred in truck accidents involving 18-wheelers or some other combination-unit truck. Trucking fatalities are the highest that they’ve been in 30 years and the numbers continue to get worse.
At Latherow & Duignan, we know these cases can be complicated as they involve issues such as causation, multiple parties, and more. Truck carriers and insurance companies will do whatever it takes to keep from being held responsible. You need to fight aggressively for your rights. You need our firm. We take an aggressive approach to every case we handle. This means we research, investigate, and develop the case as if it is headed to trial. This helps give us a strong position at the negotiating table and allows us to be ready at a moment’s notice to head into court and advocate on behalf of our clients.
Focused on Truck Accident Case
Protecting the Injured & Families Affected
When dealing with 18-wheeler lawsuits, attorneys must be familiar with the rules and regulations used in the trucking industry. This includes regulations about how long a trucker can drive, how to operate equipment, or the training and medical certifications required. There are also regulations on truck maintenance and equipment care. With an attorney there to help you, you may need to prove the company did not maintain their vehicles or did not enforce proper requirements on their drivers.
You may be able to prove that you are victim to an act of negligence in cases where:
- Truck was not properly loaded
- Driver was overworked
- Driver was not licensed
- Driver was overly fatigued
- Truck was not maintained
- No proper documentation
- Driver was distracted
- Driver was inebriated