Chicago Distracted Truck Driving Accident Attorneys
Chicago Truck Driver Negligence Lawyers Serving Illinois In Truck Accident Litigation
Trucking accidents caused by distracted truck drivers are on the rise. Although drivers of all types of motor vehicles can be distracted, serious crashes can be the result when truck drivers use cellphones, adjust their radios or send text messages.
Semis are huge vehicles, weighing far more than autos, motorcycles or smaller trucks. When they are involved in accidents, the consequences are often catastrophic. At the Chicago law firm of Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. our attorneys represent clients after truck crashes leave them seriously injured or grieving the death of a loved one. We seek maximum compensation and damages that can include past and future medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of companionship and other costs of a serious injury caused by negligence.
Information About Distracted Truck Driving in Illinois
Truck drivers can be distracted by more than cellphones and texting. We handle cases that involve distractions such as:
- Eating and drinking
- Looking at maps and written directions
- Talking with passengers
- Picking up items from the floor
- Using laptop computers
- Adjusting CD players or iPods
We gather cellphone records, interview passengers and other witnesses, work with accident investigators and reconstruction experts and review the driver’s record. We evaluate the driver training program provided by the trucking company. With many years of experience handling catastrophic injury cases, our law firm has the resources and knowledge to build strong cases for clients injured by distracted truck drivers. Call 312-445-9160.
Consequences Of Trucking Accidents In Chicago
When distracted, truck drivers may not see vehicles stopped on the road, obstacles on the highway, red lights and stop signs, lane markers and road signs. The result of their inattentiveness can be rear-end crashes, side-swiping, and jackknifing because the driver applied the brakes too late, among other causes of serious accidents. The consequences to drivers and passengers in cars and smaller trucks can include brain injury, spinal cord injury and paralysis, burns, multiple fractures and critical internal injuries. Many truck crashes result in fatalities.
To speak with a Chicago, Illinois, distracted truck driving accident lawyer, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent clients throughout Illinois. You may also review our truck accident frequently asked questions for more details about working with an attorney after a trucking accident.