Truck Accident Lawyers: Chicago & DuPage County
A car accident can be scary for anyone; however when the accident involves a semi-truck, tractor-trailer or other large vehicle the impact can be devastating. The sheer momentum in a truck accident, even at slow speeds, is so great that when they hit another vehicle the collisions can result in catastrophic personal injuries, life-altering injuries or even death.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the majority of those killed in large truck wrecks are people in passenger vehicles.
Unfortunately, many semi-truck accidents result in injury to people whom have done nothing wrong. That’s why our Cook County Truck Accident Lawyers are available at any time to consult with people involved in a truck accident.
HOW OUR CHICAGO TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS WILL HELP
Attorneys at the Sutter Law Group are experienced truck accident lawyers who have defended the rights of truck accident victims against insurance companies and trucking industry attorneys on a regular basis. Because trucking insurance companies know the level of damage semi-trucks cause, they will try to stack the deck in their favor after a wreck. Often times insurance companies will begin building a case against the other driver by the time first responders arrive at the scene of the accident.
An experienced truck accident attorney can level the playing field, assisting those who were injured in a truck accident due to the negligence or recklessness of a trucker or trucking company.
If you have suffered personal injury due to a truck accident or a family member has died because of someone else’s recklessness, we will help defend your rights by:
1) UNDERSTANDING WHAT EVIDENCE IS REQUIRED
To bring a claim against those who did harm to you, we will explain what kind of evidence is necessary, where to find and preserve it.
2) DETERMINE A DEFENSE AGAINT TYPICAL TACTICS IN TRUCK ACCIDENTS
Insurance companies are experts at undermining those harmed. Our truck accident lawyers will prepare you for methods these companies will use to discredit your case or minimize your injuries.
3) PROVIDE AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION
We will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, providing aggressive representation.
4) BRING IN EXPERT TESTIMONY
Should your truck accident case make it to litigation and trial, we have access to investigators, accident reconstruction specialists and expert witnesses.
What To Do After a Truck Accident
First and foremost, it’s important for anyone involved in a truck accident to seek medical treatment for their injuries. After receive medical care, the next step is to speak with a lawyer who has a background in truck accidents. Your case might involve driver fatigue or failure to take legally required rest breaks.
An experienced lawyer will gather documents pertaining to the truck driver, showing how long they were driving, reported rest stops, whether or not they were under the influence or under any other kind of chemicals, prescribed medicines, or narcotics which may have cause the driver to be inattentive and violate the law.
Type of Compensation in Truck Accidents
Personal injuries from truck accidents may lead to different types of compensation. Our Cook County truck accident lawyers will determine if can recover compensation for:
• Medical bills, including future surgeries and future medical care
• Lost wagers or in a wrongful death case, lost wages or earning ability of the deceased spouse or parent who suffered injury in the truck accident
• Past, present and future pain and suffering
• Physical impairment
• Other no-pecuinary damages
Mark Sutter and The Sutter Law Group offer free truck accident case consultations in person or by phone to clients throughout Cook & DuPage Counties including: Chicago, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Park Ridge, Schaumburg, Cicero, Oak Park, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Westmont, Downer’s Grove, Aurora, Darien, Itasca, Wood Dale, Glendale Heights, Roselle, Bartlett, Lisle, Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge and more. If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck accident, CONTACT US to discuss your case.
SUCCESSES WE’VE BEEN PART OF FOR THE PAST DECADE
$2.8 million (structured) for child who sustained mild traumatic brain injury while improperly supervised at a day care.
$4 million for a young father whose six weeks old and eight year old children were killed on an Indiana toll road when a semi-tractor trailer collided with the vehicle in which they were traveling.
$700,000.00 for the family of an 80-year old victim of hospital negligence who fell after being left unattended in his hospital room, and later died as a result of the injuries he sustained from the fall.
$975,000.00 for wrongful death as a result of medical negligence.
$2 million for injured construction worker who sustained elbow fracture and lumbar disc herniation.
Police Brutality/Wrongful Death Police investigating a crime scene shot plaintiff as he was fleeing the scene on foot. Outcome: SETTLED $2,100,000.00
$2.8 Million for woman who sustained mild traumatic brain injury in car accident.
$500,000 for a victim who sustained a shoulder injury in a motor vehicle accident.
$850,000.00 for the family of a 79 year old woman who was struck and killed by a commercial vehicle while crossing the street.
$355,000 for surviving spouse of factory worker who suffered a fatal head injury while performing routine maintenance on machinery.
$500,000 for victim of a railroad crossing accident.
$1.5 million for injured carpenter who sustained torn knee cartilage and rotator cuff tear when roof deck he was walking on collapsed.
$3.8 million (structured) for 6 year old child who sustained pelvic fracture and other internal injury when she was struck by school bus that had dropped her off at day care.
$250,000 for woman who sustained lower back disc injury from an auto accident.
$225,000 for woman who sustained leg fracture due to negligence of hospital employee.
$12 million for a minor child who sustained anoxic brain injury as a result of professional negligence.
$410,000 for 80 year old victim of hospital negligence.