PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY SERVING COOK COUNTY & THE ENTIRE STATE OF ILLINOIS
CHICAGO TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
ILLINOIS TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Tractor-trailers are essential to our lives, however with these large vehicles rolling down the road, accidents can be disastrous.
Trucks can have tire-blowouts, they can fish-tale, which causes tremendous damage.
These truck accidents will injure the truck driver and the driver and passengers of vehicles around them.
If you were in a truck accident, you need an experienced truck accident injury lawyer standing by your side.
When big companies are involved in a truck accident, you will be fighting an uphill battle.
Big companies like trucking corporations have attorneys on retainer to try and prevent you from receiving the compensation you deserve. Their job is to escape the blame for your injuries and deny any compensation.
At Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys have over 30 years of experience representing clients after truck accidents and protecting their rights.
We have free case evaluations and there is no cost until you win. You can have peace of mind knowing that your fight is our fight.
WE HELP THE INJURED IN CHICAGO, OAK LAWN, ORLAND PARK AND ALL OF ILLINOIS
HOW IS A TRUCKING ACCIDENT DIFFERENT FROM A REGULAR ACCIDENT?
When tractor-trailer or big rig accidents happen, you will face more than just a filing of an insurance claim. In each truck accident, there are many different parties that are involved.
The truck driver, the trucking company, the truck mechanic company, and the shipping company. The accident claim filing process will be complex and daunting. If you leave one of the party's involved out, your compensation will be diminished.
Insurance agencies and large trucking companies are not concerned with your well being, and will do whatever it takes to limit your compensation.
With our experienced truck accident injury claim lawyer representation, you will be guaranteed that your claim for compensation will be strong and very hard to deny.
DAMAGES AND INJURIES IN A TRUCK ACCIDENT
Illinois's comparative fault law statutes states that if you are not 50% or more responsible for the injuries or damages, you will be able to receive financial compensation for your losses as long as your liability is 49% or less.
When recovering from a serious accident, you should not be stressing and worrying about medical bills, loss of work, and filing an insurance claim.
Significant damages are available to victims of trucking accidents, including medical costs, future medical costs, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and punitive damages.
A personal injury lawyer will get you maximum compensation for your accident, not miss any possible damages, and help advise you through the very complicated laws of trucking accidents.
ATTORNEY FIDUCIARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT
After suffering a trucking accident, your primary concern should be undergoing medical care, and you will not have time to navigate complicated legal concepts and matters.
Your truck accident attorney will file your claim correctly and on time. If your claim is filed correctly and in good time, you will receive compensation quickly and return to normal faster.
As you recover from the truck accident, our attorney will contact the insurance company, witnesses, and the police. To ensure maximum compensation, your case will be built up correctly and professionally.
Your lawyer will gather all evidence available, file and communicate with the court, and make certain that we guide and inform you throughout the process.
With experienced legal counsel, you will not be taken advantage of by insurance companies and corporations. After being involved in a severe accident, you don't want to spend your time reading and examining complicated legal documents and struggle through the filing of a injury claim.
It may be compelling to accept a small settlement and avoid court or mediation. However if you sign a settlement agreement, it will be final and will not include any future medical costs for injuries associated with the accident.
Never feel pressure to sign a settlement agreement with the insurance company. Preferably, call an experienced truck accident lawyer to assist in filing your case.
Sam A. Odeh and personal injury lawyers group have over 30 years of experience defending the rights of accident victims.
Our offices are in Chicago and Worth, IL and serve clients in Cook county and all of Illinois. Our lawyers are always available to answer your questions and will respond to calls and emails within 4 hours.
The right lawyer will be the difference between a huge financial compensation settlement and financial ruin. The negligence of another should not derail your life- call today for a case evaluation.
SIX STEPS TO TAKE AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT
Your emotions following a truck accident will be intense and scary. You might be stranded in the middle of the interstate. It is very important to remain calm and follow these steps.
CHECK FOR INJURIES
If you are in a serious crash, you should stop your vehicle and make sure that no one is injured. Call 911 if anyone involved in the accident is injured.
MOVE TO A SAFE LOCATION
Depending on the circumstances of your truck accident, move yourself and your vehicle to a safe location. If you are able to, you are required to clear the roadway.
Take as many photographs of the scene and damage before moving your vehicle. Severely injured motorists should not be moved, as this may make their injuries worse.
GO TO THE HOSPITAL
Always get medical care after an accident for yourself and all passengers involved in the accident. The largest part of your compensation may be medical costs, and the doctors and rehab providers will record your injuries and document that they were caused by the accident.
REPORT THE COLLISION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
Law enforcement must be notified after a truck accident occurs. Call the police and your insurance company. Always remain at the scene, except if you need medical attention.
EXCHANGE INFORMATION WITH THE TRUCK DRIVER
Request the information from the truck driver, including their name and license information, license plate number and registration numbers, including the name of their employer. Write down any details of the damage to the vehicles and get the insurance information. You should also give the other driver your information.
GET WITNESS IDENTIFICATION AND GATHER EVIDENCE
Get pictures of the road, damage to all vehicles, with photographs of the tractor-trailer. If you get strong evidence of the scene, your case will be stronger.
Take pictures of the damage to your car and the other driver's. Look at the road for skid marks, fragments of the vehicle, or damage to the surrounding area and photograph it.
Write down the date and time of the accident and photograph all physical injuries. You can record statements of any witnesses with their name and contact information. Eyewitnesses can significantly help your case.
If contacted by the other motorist's insurance, do not speak with them or give any statements. Your statements to the insurance company can and will be used to prove you liable for the accident.
Never speak to the other insurance company as it will hurt your case. Speak to an experienced truck accident attorney for advice, and never admit fault.
Call Sam A. Odeh to receive a free case consultation for your claim. After contacting our personal injury lawyer, you can begin focusing on your own recovery.
WHEN DO I RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOLLOWING A TRUCK ACCIDENT?
To receive compensation you must contact the insurance agency. Commercial trucks can weight up to 80,000 pounds and if involved in a accident with a car, victims may be severely injured.
A visit to the hospital will be necessary to be certain of any internal damage that has occurred. Our lawyers will begin by sending a demand package to the insurance company, we will demand a certain amount for compensation.
Big trucking companies are shielded by corporate entities, finding the correct insurance company to contact will not be easy.
Our experience with representing truck accident victims make this process easy for you. Having skilled negotiators on your side will guarantee that you will receive fair compensation.
In case the insurance company offers an insufficient settlement, you will need to file a lawsuit. With real court experience in litigating many cases, our attorneys will prepare your lawsuit for court and aggressively litigate your case for fair compensation.
If possible, we will make every effort to settle your case without going to court, to make sure you are paid as quickly as possible.
We are always ready to fight for fair compensation. We are well versed in court procedures and proving liability and damages in front of any jury in Illinois. If necessary, we will demand jury trial and they will decide appropriate damages.
The insurance company may appeal the jury's decision, however we will use that decision to get fair compensation.
Sam A. Odeh and all our personal injury lawyers have years of experience working with trucking insurance companies and we will guarantee that you are paid fair compensation for your suffering. Let us help you get peace of mind and your life back.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOLLOWING A TRUCK ACCIDENT
DO I HAVE TO TAKE THE CASE TO TRIAL?
Our expertly trained lawyers will use proven negotiation tactics to settle your case before going to trial, however, if the insurance company is not treating you fairly, you need to exercise your rights to file a lawsuit against the liable party, and we will help you bring the suit.
WHAT IF NO ONE BROKE THE LAW?
Personal injury is governed by Tort law and fall under civil law. While criminal law require that a law be broken, liability for a personal injury case can attach without a law being broken.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DAMAGES?
Medical costs and future medical expenses comprise the majority of the costs of recovery, in addition to emergency care in the aftermath of a truck crash. Including extended care such as physical therapy, medications, and live-in nursing care. Surgeries for recovery and transportation costs are also included.
If you are forced to stop working or become demoted with a lower salary at your work due to your accident, diminished earning capacity and loss of earning will compensate you for those losses.
Psychological and emotional suffering will be compensated through pain and suffering. Punitive damages can also be ordered by the judge if the conduct is extremely negligent or reckless.
Our demand for compensation will take all of these damages into account when calculating a fair compensation.
WHO WILL PAY FOR MY MEDICAL EXPENSES WHILE THE CASE IS BEING NEGOTIATED
Sam A. Odeh and our group personal injury lawyers understand that it will be difficult for you to pay for medical costs while your case is being argued.
Our extensive experience helping injured clients allows us to request and advocate on your behalf to receive medical treatment while your case is being negotiated.
CONTACT SAM AT ILLINOIS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS TODAY
You do not have to go through this dramatic time alone. With the attorneys at Illinois personal injury lawyers as your attorneys, you are certain to have experienced legal counsel at your side for the entire process.
AREAS OF PRACTICE AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Personal Injury damages can I recover in Illinois?
Illinois law allows for compensation for different kinds of damages, including without limitations: