When a truck driver causes a crash, the victims can hold that driver and their employer responsible and recover compensation. The Kryder Law Group, LLC can help prove negligence played a role in your accident. From there, we can file an insurance claim or even pursue compensation through a civil action.
You can learn more during a free consultation with our team. Contact us as soon as possible so we can ensure you meet all deadlines for taking legal action.
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What Money Can I Recover After a Tinley Park 18-Wheeler Crash?
The damages recoverable in a tractor-trailer accident case depend on the expenses you incurred and the losses you experienced because of the crash. This could vary widely depending on the severity of your injuries and other factors. Although each case is unique, victims who suffered serious, permanent, or long-term injuries generally recover more compensation than victims with minor injuries.
Examples of recoverable damages in a typical traffic accident include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical costs and related expenses
- Future medical needs and support costs
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Lost income, including wages and benefits
- Property damages
- Other relevant expenses
Do I Have Rights if My Loved One Passed Away in an Illinois Truck Accident?
When someone passes away from the injuries they sustained in a Tinley Park traffic collision, their personal representative can take legal action against the liable parties. This representative can seek compensation for the family and other legal recipients under 740 ILCS 180/2.
Compensable damages could include:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical bills related to the accident
- Loss of services
- Intangible losses experienced by survivors
- Other expenses and losses
Our team can help you identify who can legally file this type of claim based on the circumstances of your loved one’s death. We can also represent your family, managing this process on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Tinley Park, call (312) 223-1700
Our Law Firm Provides These Services
The Kryder Law Group, LLC prioritizes client services. You can trust our team to know the details of your case. We believe every client deserves personalized attention and strive to establish a positive relationship with each one.
Each accident case is unique, so we must thoroughly investigate and gather evidence to determine your case’s value. However, our work for previous truck accident victims speaks for itself. We have secured numerous settlements and awards in Illinois truck accident cases, such as a $3 million recovery for the family of a man involved in a collision caused by a garbage truck driver.
If you choose to work with our team, we:
- Manage your claim and other parts of your case from start to finish
- Investigate what happened and who caused the crash
- Identify all liable parties, including those vicariously liable
- Prepare and file your insurance claims
- Negotiate for a fair settlement agreement based on your recoverable damages
- File and present evidence at trial in a personal injury lawsuit, if needed
- Represent you based on contingency fees
We also provide regular case updates and are available to answer concerns whenever our clients need us. We are ready to discuss your case with you now. Reach out and connect with our team to learn more about our services. You can also view testimonials from our previous clients.
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Building a Case for Compensation Based on a Tinley Park Truck Collision
If you suffered injuries in Cook County or Will County, it may be possible to develop strong support for your claim and recover compensation from the truck driver and trucking company. These cases often settle out of court, and there is no need to go to trial. However, we prepare each case as if a trial may be necessary.
We can investigate and document truck collisions on I-57, I-80, I-294 near Tinley Park, or elsewhere in the southeast Chicagoland area. We handle cases involving both highway or surface street accidents.
Evidence in these cases includes:
- The accident report
- Witness statements
- A survey of the scene
- Accident reconstruction data
- Dash or security cam video
- The truck’s computer data
- The driver’s rest logs
- Your relevant medical records
- Your bills, receipts, and other documents
- Testimony from doctors and others
Commercial vehicle accidents are unique because of a legal doctrine that often applies, called “respondeat superior.” This allows us to build our case and hold the driver’s employer vicariously liable. This means your claim or lawsuit is often against a large corporation or other business instead of an individual.
We know how to navigate this process, including preserving and securing evidence left with the trucking company, such as the driver’s post-accident drug and alcohol test results. We ask you to call us as early as you can about your case so we can protect this potentially crucial evidence.
You Could Have Two Years to File Your Lawsuit
Illinois has a personal injury statute of limitations that is generally two years from the accident date, per 735 ILCS 5/13-202. If your case cannot resolve outside of court, you must file your paperwork to begin your lawsuit before this deadline. There are some exceptions. We can discuss your deadline during your complimentary case review.
This deadline is another reason why we recommend contacting us as soon as your injuries are stable. If we do not learn about your accident soon enough to prepare the case and meet the applicable deadlines, you could lose the right to sue the truck driver and their employer for compensation.
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Call Us Today to Speak with a Team Member About Your Tinley Park Crash
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we have someone ready to discuss your collision and injuries now. We provide these free case assessments so you can learn more about your legal rights under Illinois’ personal injury laws, as well as your options for pursuing compensation.
Call (312) 223-1700 now to talk to a team member for free.