Truck Accident Attorneys Who Are Trial-Tested And Client-Focused
Each day, drivers throughout Illinois must contend with the thousands of large semi trucks traveling on the state’s roads and highways. This can be a nerve-wracking experience in light of how dangerous these vehicles can be. Trucks are so much larger and heavier than standard passenger cars that crashes between the two are likely to result in catastrophic injury or death to occupants of the smaller vehicle.
If you’ve suffered serious injury or lost a loved one in an Illinois trucking accident, contact Theriault Booth Attorneys at Law in St. Charles. Our practice is primarily dedicated to fighting for the injured across the state, and our lawyers offer more than 40 years of combined legal experience. Just as importantly, we provide personalized attention and advocacy, and we make the well-being of our clients our top priority.
Common Causes Of Trucking Accidents
Many truck accidents can be attributed to negligence on the part of the truck driver, the trucking company or both. Some of the most frequent causes include:
- Fatigued or drowsy driving from too many hours spent behind the wheel
- Speeding and aggressive driving to make unreasonably short delivery deadlines imposed by the trucking company
- Mechanical emergencies such as blown tires and worn out brakes, often resulting from inadequate vehicle inspections and maintenance
- Cargo loads that are too heavy, unbalanced or improperly secured
- Failure to respond to changing traffic or weather conditions
- Inattentive and distracted driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
In most cases, if a truck driver is at fault for the crash, the trucking company that employs them can be held jointly liable. Other defendants may include the business that was paying to ship freight, manufacturers of faulty truck parts or mechanics who worked on the vehicle prior to the crash.
Insurance Companies Have Lawyers Fighting For Their Interests. You Should, Too.
Trucking companies are backed by expensive commercial insurance policies, and insurers are quick to respond to the scene of the accident to take control of evidence and create a narrative favorable to their policyholders.
You won’t be able to respond that quickly, but it is critical to seek legal help as soon as reasonably possible. Once our firm is retained, our attorneys will begin an immediate and thorough investigation into the crash to determine why it happened and who was at fault. We will ensure that evidence is not lost or destroyed and that any witnesses have a chance to share what they know.
Once your claim proceeds to negotiation sessions or trial, we will utilize our decades of experience to seek the highest settlement or jury award available. Insurance companies have teams of attorneys on their side. Working with our firm can help you level the playing field.
Explore Your Legal Options With An Attorney At No Cost Or Obligation
From our office in St. Charles, Theriault Booth Attorneys at Law serves clients throughout Illinois. We offer free initial consultations and take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You won’t pay any legal fees if we don’t help you recover money in a settlement or judgment.