While 18-wheelers are critical to our economy and markets, they are also highly dangerous by virtue of their size, mass, and destructive capacity. When a big rig collides with another vehicle, it is the smaller car’s occupants that usually suffer the most damage.
If you have been injured in a Chicago Heights truck accident, a lawyer from The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can help you recover compensation from several parties, potentially including the truck driver, the trucking company, and their insurer. We can help you get paid not only for your financial losses but also for a number of noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering. If your loved one lost their life in a truck accident, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim.
We offer a free case evaluation and never collect a fee unless we settle or win your case. To speak with a member of our team today, call The Kryder Law Group, LLC, at (312) 223-1700.
We Take On the Responsible Parties and Their Insurers
Truck accidents are unique in that they sometimes feature more than one liable party. At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, we will work to identify all parties that might bear liability, determine their insurance situations, and formulate a plan to recover compensation on your behalf.
We have helped truck accident victims throughout Illinois take on a number of parties and recover damages. We want to do the same for you.
A few of the parties that might be found liable for your accident include:
The Truck Driver
We will determine the truck driver’s actions in the moments leading up to your accident. If they violated a traffic law or were engaged in negligent behavior, we will find out. We will also investigate whether they were not following the federal Hours of Service Regulations, which provides an outline for how long truckers are able to drive without resting.
Truckers are required to record this information in a logbook, where they document deliveries made, miles traveled, and periods of rest. This book must be kept up to date at all times. Our legal team can view this logbook and determine if the driver breached their duty of care.
The Trucking Company
A trucking company can be held responsible for accidents caused by its employees. This is possible through “respondeat superior”, where an employer can be held accountable for the actions of their employees. For example, if we determine that the trucking company was imposing unreasonable delivery schedules onto its drivers, which encouraged truckers to speed, we can hold that entity liable for your damages.
The Truck Manufacturer
We can pursue the truck manufacturer for damages if we uncover evidence that your accident was caused (either partly or fully) by a defective vehicle component, such as a stuck accelerator or faulty brakes. We can consult with a third-party field expert to determine if the truck in question was operating as it should.
The Insurance Companies
Depending on who is found responsible for your accident, we can pursue compensation from their insurance companies. Our team will be prepared to go toe-to-toe with the insurer when we approach them to make a claim.
If the insurance company does not agree to a fair out-of-court settlement, we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit and argue for compensation in front of a jury.
Our team at The Kryder Law Group, LLC, is ready to get started on your case today. We can determine who was responsible for your accident and hold them accountable for your damages.
We offer a free consultation, which you can receive by calling our office today at (312) 223-1700.
A Chicago Heights Truck Accident Lawyer Helps You Fight For Financial Recovery
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can fight for the compensation you need. Amidst the legal proceedings, your losses will be split into two divisions: economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are items that have a verifiable value, such as medical bills, lost wages, and reduced earning capacity.
Noneconomic damages are items that do not have a tangible value and apply more to the emotional impact of an accident, like impaired quality of life and pain and suffering. In Illinois, truck accident victims are entitled to pursue both kinds of damages.
Your settlement or court award may include compensation for:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
We may be able to pursue items that we have not listed here. If you are seeking compensation for an unmentioned expense, we encourage you to share those details with your legal team.
What to Do If You Were Partly at Fault
If you believe or were told that you were partly at fault for your Chicago Heights truck accident, you still have the right to speak with a lawyer in determining your eligibility for financial recovery. We can likely help. We want to investigate your case, learn exactly what happened, and find out what compensation you may be eligible to receive.
The Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations on truck accident injury claims in Illinois is generally two years. Some details may alter this time frame. By calling our team, you can learn more about what this state-mandated statute may mean for your situation.
Call a Chicago Heights Truck Accident Lawyer Today For a Free Consultation
Our team is eager to get started on your case now. We believe that claimants who have been injured in a truck accident have the right to seek compensation for their losses.
To receive a free, no-obligation truck accident case evaluation with a member of our team, call The Kryder Law Group, LLC at (312) 223-1700.