Truck accidents often cause serious, life-changing injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in an accident involving a semi truck, contact
me, Chicago truck accident lawyer Valerie Leopold, to schedule a free consultation.
Investigating a Truck Accident
When a 4,000-pound car is struck by a fully-loaded semi truck weighing up to 80,000 pounds, passengers are at high risk for suffering devastating, debilitating or even deadly injuries.
I understand the many differences between commercial truck accidents and those involving smaller vehicles. Trucking companies and truck drivers are required to comply with a number of complex state and federal laws. I use my comprehensive understanding of these laws to fully investigate an injury accident and prepare a compelling case.
In a typical investigation, I carefully examine:
- Truck driver negligence - Was the driver of the truck driving aggressively? Was the driver under the influence of prescription drugs, illegal drugs or alcohol? Was he or she properly licensed and trained?
- The condition of the truck - Were the brakes working? Had the truck been properly maintained? Was the driver log book filled out?
- The load/cargo - Was the load properly secured? Was the truck improperly loaded?
After my firm understands the exact cause of the accident, we are able to proceed with the case and seek much-needed compensation for accident victims. Dealing with the insurance carrier of a trucking company can be extremely complicated. Trucking companies have their own team of lawyers who will immediately begin constructing a case designed to limit exposure to liability. If you have been involved in a truck accident, a lawyer who has the experience, skill and determination to combat a large trucking operation is an invaluable ally.
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