On average, more than 3,500 people die each year in truck accidents. In Illinois alone, there were 136 truck accidents involving fatalities in 2013. Given the fact that the average truck is 20 to 30 times the size of a regular passenger vehicle, it should be no surprise that occupants of trucks account for only a small portion of those who die in accidents. Over 65 percent of those who die in truck accidents are passengers of other, smaller vehicles, and another 15 percent are pedestrians and other third parties. There are many, many thousands more injuries that occur from truck injuries, with pedestrians and occupants of smaller vehicles accounting for the majority of those injuries as well. Oftentimes the cause of the crash is related to trucker fatigue as truckers and their employers routinely violate federal laws on trucker safety, including number of hours worked. The victims of truck accidents and their families can suffer high medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Lee & Fairman, LLP can help with your trucking accident claim. We are one of the largest minority-run law firms in Illinois and Indiana, offering skillful representations for victims of truck accidents in Chicago and the surrounding areas. Call us at 708-799-4848 (Homewood, IL) or 708-960-4806 (Oak Lawn and Chicago, IL). We offer a free initial consultation, and we are always willing to answer questions for injury victims.
Types of Truck Accidents Causing Serious Injuries
The attorneys at Lee & Fairman have a vast amount of experience in litigating truck claims and are well-versed in the Illinois laws relating to truck accidents, insurance coverage issues, apportioning fault between multiple defendants who may be liable to the plaintiff, defending against allegations of plaintiff contributory negligence, and obtaining a full recovery for our clients’ losses, including medical costs, property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other non-economic damages. We are experienced in investigating and litigating many different types of truck accidents, including:
- Delivery truck accidents
- Tractor trailer accidents
- Flatbed trailer accidents
- Bus accidents
- Speeding accidents
- DUI trucking accidents
- Bike/truck accidents
- Pedestrian/truck accidents
When you hire Lee & Fairman, LLP to handle your truck accident claim, our lawyers will immediately begin working directly with you to investigate the accident and to pursue legal strategies to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries or the injuries of a loved one. We will work vigorously to pursue all potential sources of compensation, and we will negotiate with trucking companies and insurers to obtain maximum compensation for your economic and non-economic injuries. Our attorneys will not accept unfair settlement offers and will take your case to trial if need be to make sure the best interests of you and your family are protected. We have extensive experience in litigating trucking accidents in Illinois and will guide you through the process from the time of the accident until we are able to reach a fair settlement offer or verdict at trial.
Contact the Chicago Truck Accident Lawyers at Lee & Fairman, LLP
Attorneys at Lee & Fairman, LLP have been successfully representing truck accident victims in Chicago and surrounding areas for over 30 years. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident in Illinois, contact one of our offices for a free initial consultation about obtaining the compensation for your injuries that you and your family need and deserve.