If You Or Someone You Love Were Injured In A Truck Accident, You May Be Able To Recover Compensation For Your Loss. Connect With A Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer or Attorney.
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A team of Chicago truck accident lawyers and attorneys is investigating potential Chicago personal injury lawsuit and settlement claims of individuals and families who have suffered injuries as a result of a truck accident in Chicago or other locations in Illinois. If you have been injured in a truck accident in Chicago or Illinois, a Chicago truck accident lawyer or attorney may be able to help you recover money to compensate you for your loss.
What Type of Truck Accident, Collision, Crash or Wreck Were You Injured In?
Chicago trucking accident attorneys and lawyers are investigating the following types of truck related accidents in Chicago and throughout Illinois, among others:
- Head on truck crash
- Rear end truck collision (i.e., rear ended by a truck)
- Side impact truck collision (i.e., t-boned or hit from the side by a truck)
- Truck wreck
- Truck rollover
- Tractor trailer jackknife accident (e.g., when the axle brakes on a tractor trailer lock up and trailer skids, jackknifing until it a forms a 90 degree angle with the tractor)
- Under-ride truck accident (an underride collision occurs when a car travels underneath the truck’s rear trailer)
- Other truck accident
A car accident involving a truck is generally more likely to result in serious injury or death than an accident involving just two smaller vehicles. Whether you were injured after being hit by a truck while driving your car or riding as a passenger in someone else’s automobile, or were struck by a truck while riding your bicycle, running, jogging or walking, or if a loved one died in an accident involving a truck, you and your family may be entitled to compensation in a truck accident settlement or lawsuit.
What Type of Truck Hit or Struck You and/or The Vehicle You Were In?
According to Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) statistics, almost 50,000 trucks are involved in auto accidents in Illinois each year. Various types of trucks travel on the roadway each day, including the following types of trucks:
- Tractor-trailer, truck-trailer, semi-trailer or semi truck
- 18 wheeler, big rig or eighteen wheeler
- Large freight carrier
- Tank truck or tanker truck (carrying gas, chemicals, liquids, etc)
- Lowboy or logger
- Farm tractor or farm equipment, harvestors, livestock haulers
- Dump truck, garbage truck or truck for recycling, sewer or septic
- Cement mixer or snow plow truck
- Delivery truck (such as UPS, USPS and Federal Express or FedEx trucks)
- Commercial cargo truck or refrigerated truck
- Other types of heavy trucks and construction vehicles
- Box truck cube truck, cube van, straight truck or bob tail
- Moving truck (such as a Uhaul or Ryder)
- Firetruck, fire engine or ambulance or EMS vehicle
- Recreational vehicle or RV, motorhome, camper van, caravan
- Tow truck, flatbed and/or other types of medium trucks
- Pickup truck and/or other types of light trucks
Were you injured in a truck accident in Chicago or Cook County or in another Illinois city or county? Was a loved one or family member killed in a fatal truck accident?
What Caused The Truck Accident? Who Is At Fault?
Like all car accidents, trucks accidents are commonly caused by a variety of things including, among others: truck driver error, speeding, distracted truck driving, drunk driving or driving truck under the influence of alcohol or drugs DUI/DWI, reckless or careless driving, texting or using cell phone while driving, etc.
Car accidents involving trucks are also commonly caused by the following:
- Wide turn or swinging turn by a large semi truck that pulls the truck into oncoming traffic.
- Air brake failure, especially when the truck is descending a hill causing malfunctioning truck brakes to fail to slow down the heavy truck that is travelling downhill.
- Fatigued truck driver or sleep deprived truck driver falling asleep at the wheel in his or her rig.
- Oversized or overloaded trailers and trucks carrying too much cargo that are overweight making them difficult to control or causing truck rollovers.
- Swerving truck that suddenly veers in to other lanes
- Tire blowout in a truck due to too many miles, worn tires, separated treads, under or over inflation, etc causing truck driver to lose control of his or her truck.
- Slow pull out into traffic where trucker tries to pull heavy and slow truck into speeding traffic.
- Blind spots or no zones that prevent the trucker from seeing smaller cars or motorcycles driving behind the truck, in front of the truck, and/or on the right side or left side of the truck.
- Improperly secured cargo or load that falls off the truck and hits other vehicles or causes road obstacles for other drivers.
- Improperly trained truck driver, including improper braking technique and blind spot awareness.
- Failure to inspect the truck and/or properly maintain or repair truck, including the truck’s brakes, steering, mirrors, lights, reflectors, transmission, tires, and load.
- Sudden braking or slamming on brakes causing trailing car to under-ride underneath truck or causing the truck to jackknife into other vehicles.
In a truck accident, the truck driver is not the only one who might possibly be liable for an accident victim’s injuries. The truck owner, the person or entity who leased the truck or trailer, the truck manufacturer or the company that manufactured tires or other vehicle parts that contributed to the accident, the company or person who repaired, maintained or inspected the truck and/or the shipper or person who loaded the truck’s cargo in cases of falling cargo.
You May Be Entitled To Recover Money From A Personal Injury Lawsuit or Settlement To Compensate You For Your Loss.
Request A Free Confidential Review By A Chicago Truck Accident Attorney
If you were hurt in an truck accident or a family member died in a truck accident, a Chicago personal injury lawyer can help you determine whether you have a truck accident lawsuit case or settlement claim or wrongful death suit, who may be liable for the truck accident injuries, whether you might be able to recover compensation in the form of money damages, and answer questions you may have about Illinois car accident lawsuits and settlements. To get connected with a Chicago truck accident lawyer, fill out the form on the right to request a free car accident attorney case review.
If You Or A Loved One Was Injured In A Truck Accident, Contact A Chicago Truck Accident Lawyer.
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