The challenges involved in truck wreck claims can differ dramatically from those in other motor vehicle accident cases. First of all, the injuries tend to be more severe, due to the sheer size difference between a truck and a car. Second, a web of trucking industry regulations may come into play. Third, multiple parties could share liability.
All of these challenges reinforce the need to enlist a personal injury lawyer with experience in truck accident claims. You can find that attorney at Budin Law Offices in Chicago. We have been handling these cases for more than 25 years and have a record that includes millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements as proof of our ability.
Furthermore, we are unique in that we have firsthand knowledge of the inner workings of the trucking industry, because our founding lawyer, John J. Budin, worked in the industry, dispatching trucks, loading and unloading trucks and more.
Truck Crashes And The FMCSA
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), along with the state of Illinois, has established many rules for the trucking industry. Not surprisingly, when a truck accident occurs, it is often the result of one of these regulations being violated.
Rules address many issues, including:
- Driver qualification
- Number of hours a driver can spend behind the wheel
- Truck maintenance and repair
We will investigate thoroughly to find out what went wrong.
Who Caused The Truck Wreck?
In addition to investigating what went wrong, we will determine who was responsible. Since there are so many parties involved in the trucking industry, there may be more than one at fault. Liable parties may include:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The truck manufacturer
- The shipping company
Have questions? Check out our FAQ page.
Why You Need To Take Action Now
There are many things you should do after being hurt in a truck accident, but the first is to talk to an attorney. Be aware that the trucking company is not going to wait to get started. It is likely already taking steps to protect itself. The longer you wait, the greater the chances are that the trucking company will have fixed the truck, eliminated evidence and made it more difficult to get the money you need. We are ready to even the odds.
We offer a free consultation. Call us at 312-702-0747 or send us an email.