Truck Accidents Call For Experienced Counsel

Our firm understands the unique severity and legal complexity of truck accidents. At Kaiser Hafezi Law, we have decades of experience handling trucking cases all across the country. Our attorneys have a proven track record of getting victims of truck accidents just compensation for their injuries. The aftermath of a truck accident can be especially difficult — our lawyers will help you during this difficult time.

Large truck crashes often have large consequences and can lead to life-altering injuries or even death. Because collisions involving trucks are often serious and complex occurrences, it is crucial to turn to the services of our experienced attorneys. We frequently serve truck accident victims in Illinois communities across the Chicagoland area.

What Causes These Serious Accidents?

To operate a large truck, a driver must often go through extensive training and hold a specific type of license. Still, these drivers can cause accidents on roadways due to human error and other factors. When truck accidents occur, determining liability can be a complex task. In most cases, the trucking company itself may be negligent or liable. These types of motor vehicle accidents frequently warrant a considerable investigation, and our firm has the resources and experience to chart the best course of legal action.

Some common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Extreme fatigue: With strict deadlines to meet, truck drivers sometimes push their physical limits behind the wheel. These hours of service violations put everyone on the road at risk.
  • Failure to observe safety codes: Overloading or failing to properly maintain a truck is often a violation of federal or state regulations, i.e., Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, ICC, NHTSA. These unsafe practices can lead to accidents.
  • Distracted driving: As with an alarming number of other motorists, truck drivers are not immune to texting while driving. Any occasion when a driver averts their eyes from the road can result in a collision.
  • Driving under the influence: The use of illegal substances such as stimulants and alcohol can occur among truck drivers. These actions put other motorists in jeopardy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: I was in a crash involving a semitruck. I'm from here, but I was hit in another state. Do I need an attorney where the accident happened?

A: It does not matter where the crash happened. We have the resources and experience to handle crashes from anywhere. If local counsel is needed, we have a vast network of attorneys to assist.

Q: I am worried that if I bring a claim, then the truck driver will be affected. What do I do?

A: The truck driver is insured and covered by a multitude of insurance companies. He will be protected personally from being responsible from any harm he caused.

Q: What information do I need to get?

A: Following a crash with a truck, photographs can be key. Particularly, you want to get the license plate and identifying numbers on the side of the trailer and cab. This helps us identify the various entities who may be responsible for the crash. Truck insurance companies aggressively defend these cases, so the more information we have on the front end, the better off you will be.

Call Us Today For A Free Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck crash, Kaiser Hafezi Law can help. To schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury lawyers in Bensenville, call 630-233-9946 or contact us via email. Kaiser Hafezi Law proudly provides full Spanish language services.