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Schaumburg, Illinois Truck Accident Lawyers

Schaumburg IL truck accident lawyer

Skilled Representation for Truck Accident Victims in Illinois

Illinois has some of the busiest highways in the country, with thousands of commercial trucks traveling to and through the state. When a truck is involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle, the results can be devastating. The size and weight of commercial trucks often translates to severe injuries and fatalities for crash victims. Even the safest cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks often cannot withstand the sheer force of a truck collision. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident involving a commercial truck, the experienced personal injury attorneys at Grauer & Kriegel, LLC can help you pursue your legal options. We have over 40 years of experience helping clients obtain maximum compensation in truck accidents and all types of motor vehicle accidents.

Obtaining Maximum Compensation for Truck Accidents

When you are involved in an accident with a commercial truck, getting maximum compensation can be more complex than with an automobile accident. Truck drivers who are on the job when an accident occurs can expose their employer and others to liability for the accident. Depending on the cause of the accident, several parties may share liability. Truck drivers and trucking companies must follow state and federal regulations. When they fail to do so and an accident occurs, they can and should be held accountable.

There are many different possible causes for a truck accident. They can include, but are not limited to:

  • Driver Fatigue – When drivers fail to adhere to hours-of-driving regulations in order to push towards a deadline, it can negatively affect concentration and/or lead to falling asleep at the wheel.
  • Overweight Trucks – When a truck is too heavily loaded, it can become dangerous to drive in several ways, including making it harder to stop safely.
  • Mechanical Problems – If a truck is not properly maintained, a driver can lose control and cause an accident.
  • Driver Error – Driving a tractor trailer that can weigh 80,000 pounds fully loaded requires significant training. Unqualified drivers may lack the skills to navigate the roads safely.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, contact us at 847-240-9010 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. One of our attorneys will carefully evaluate the circumstances of your crash and provide an experienced opinion on the best way to proceed in order to obtain maximum compensation. Our office is located in Schaumburg, Illinois a few blocks from Woodfield Mall, and we represent clients throughout the area, including Cook County and DuPage County. Our services are available on contingency, which means we only charge attorney's fees after we have successfully secured your financial award.

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