Representing the Victims of Truck Accidents in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Truck accidents are among the most serious motor vehicle accidents, often times impacting a number of vehicles and resulting in serious injuries and fatalities. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in an Illinois trucking accident, you need a lawyer who understands the complex legal and factual issues involved with truck accident claims. The accident and injury lawyers at Cohen and Bodo, LLC focus their practice on handling serious motor vehicle accident cases, including trucking accidents, car accidents, and motorcycle accidents. As such, we have the particular skill and knowledge necessary to get you full and fair financial recovery.
Contact our office today at (847) 790-4246 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with one of our truck accident attorneys. We represent clients in Northbrook, Chicago, and throughout the rest of Illinois. Like all personal injury cases, we represent our clients on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay unless you win.
Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents
Semi-trucks and other commercial trucks are large and cumbersome vehicles. As a result, they are difficult to maneuver and carry a number of additional traffic hazards and risks. Determining the cause of a trucking accident is incredibly important because it directly impacts the sources of liability for truck accident injuries and deaths. Some common causes of trucking accidents include:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Reckless driving
- Inattentive driving
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Improper training
- Truck defects
- Inadequate truck maintenance
- Violations of federal safety regulations
- Improper truck loading
- Unsafe road conditions
Liability for Commercial Trucking Accidents
Not only are there complicated factual issues involved with a trucking accident, but there are also complex legal issues, as well. For instance, trucking accidents often involve several vehicles and there may be complex issues regarding comparative negligence and assessment of liability between the various parties.
In addition, there may be issues regarding FMSCA violations or disputes about whether the trucking company is liable for the trucker’s actions. Accordingly, it is important to consult with a truck accident attorney who understands the interplay between these complex legal and factual issues, and can vigorously advocate on your behalf for maximum compensation.
Truck Accident Lawyers Providing Clients with Peace of Mind
Truck accidents involve some of the most serious and complex injuries, and they also involve some of the most complex legal issues, as well. Truck accident injuries are often serious and life-changing injuries, and the Chicago truck accident lawyers at Cohen and Bodo will stand by your side as you work towards physical, financial, and legal recovery. We are committed to providing our clients peace of mind during this difficult time by handling all aspects of a truck accident lawsuit. We will guide you through the entire legal process, fighting for your rights and to get you maximum compensation. If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, we will seek to hold the negligent party responsible in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Do not delay, however. There are strict time limitations on when you can file a claim following a truck accident. Moreover, it is important to launch a swift accident investigation in order to determine all possible sources of liability. Contact our office today at (847) 790-4246 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with one of our truck accident attorneys.