One Collision Can Change Your Entire Life
Because of the sheer size of trucks and commercial vehicles, the impact of an accident can be astronomical. Trucks cause serious destruction and harm when involved in an accident, often resulting in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. If you have lost a loved one or are suffering from injuries due to a trucking accident, you deserve compensation for your injuries and losses. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, loss of income and pain and suffering.
Our trucking accident attorneys at Dunn Harrington Trial Lawyers have years of experience helping clients in Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan obtain compensation for their injuries. From investigating and filing your claim to litigating it in the courtroom, you can rely on our team of experienced personal injury attorneys to help you get the compensation you deserve.
When The Guidelines To Protect Your Safety Fail
The trucking and commercial vehicle industry is subject to state and federal guidelines by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that govern the actions of drivers and companies. These guidelines provide specific rules that truck drivers must follow to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road. Commercial motor vehicles that drive across big lines are subject to these regulations.
The FMCSA guidelines include:
- Age and license requirements
- Adequate insurance
- Truck inspections
- Truck safety
- Driving time limits
- Substance abuse and driving under the influence
Although these standards are in place, accidents still happen, often due to violations of the FMCSA guidelines. Our team of trucking accident lawyers can help you determine the cause of your accident and if any guidelines were violated.
Who Is At Fault?
Determining fault in a truck accident case can be complicated. While an accident between two passenger vehicles may be more obvious, multiple parties could be at fault in a trucking accident.
There are various parties that may be liable in a truck accident, including:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- Manufacturers of truck parts
- Maintenance companies
- Third parties
We will help investigate your accident to determine what caused the accident and why it happened. We will thoroughly examine every possible party and determine who is to blame. Whether the case is filed against one party or multiple, you can trust our attorneys to fight for the compensation you need to recover.
Fighting For Your Recovery
Trucking accidents cause serious consequences that may impact all aspects of your life. If you are suffering from an injury and have mounting medical bills, or if you haven’t been able to return to work, you may be able to receive compensation. Our attorneys have recovered more than $500 million for our clients, and we are steadfast in our dedication to fighting for our clients. Contact us at 872-282-4603 or fill out an online contact form to schedule a free consultation.