If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident, you may be eligible for substantial compensation from the driver, trucking company, and other potentially liable parties. A Cicero truck accident lawyer from The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can help you fight for the money you deserve. One of our goals is to help victims who were injured in truck accidents. We have many years of experience that we want to put to work for you.
Our truck accident attorneys in Cicero believe our clients should never pay a fee until they get paid themselves. That is why we work on a contingency basis and do not get paid before you do. We offer a free case evaluation and will take the time to make sure you understand your options and what to expect going forward.
To start the process today with a free Cicero truck accident consultation, call The Kryder Law Group, LLC, at (312) 223-1700.
We Will Take On the Parties Responsible for Your Truck Accident
A truck accident can produce incalculable bodily injury and property damage, and it is usually the occupants of the other vehicle who bear most of it. Regardless of how the accident happened, there is a very good chance that at least one party other than yourself is partially or fully at fault, and thus liable, for some or all of your damages.
At The Kryder Law Group, LLC, our job is to identify those parties, collect evidence showing that they were at fault, and extract compensation from them and their insurance companies.
The responsible parties for your Cicero truck accident may include:
The Truck Driver
The driver is usually the first party we look at in a truck accident claim. More than likely, they either broke a traffic law or engaged in some type of negligent behavior that caused or at least contributed to your accident. By collecting evidence of the driver’s negligence, carelessness, or wrongdoing, we can connect the driver’s behavior to your injuries, drawing a clear cause-and-effect relationship, allowing us to pursue compensation.
We will also look at the driver’s logbook, a detailed ledger all truckers are required to keep up to date, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If we find evidence that the driver was logging too many hours without rest or was not servicing their vehicle often enough—or if the logbook contains incomplete or inaccurate information—we can use it as evidence against them.
The Trucking Company
Even though the trucking company was not physically behind the wheel causing the accident, they may have vicarious liability, as the driver was likely an employee or independent contractor working under their direction. Pursuing a trucking company for damages is often a lucrative strategy, as companies tend to have more capital and more ability to pay lawsuits than do drivers.
The Truck Manufacturer or Maintenance Company
If the accident was caused in part by a defective truck component, we may be able to pursue damages from the manufacturer, the maintenance company, or both.
Every truck accident is unique, and depending on the evidence in your case, we may be able to pursue liability against additional parties not listed above. To receive a free Cicero truck accident case evaluation with a member of our team, call us at (312) 223-1700.
Building a Case for Damages
The Kryder Law Group, LLC, will put together, on your behalf, a thorough, compelling case for damages. We will look to prove four things:
The Responsible Party Owed You a Duty of Care
For the responsible party or parties to be found liable, they must have owed you a specific duty of care. All drivers, whether commercial or private, have a duty to operate their vehicles safely and responsibly. Trucking companies have a duty to make sure their drivers act responsibly and do not put the safety of others at risk, and truck manufacturers have a duty to put safe vehicles into the marketplace.
The Responsible Party Breached Their Duty of Care
We will show that the responsible party or parties breached their duty of care by failing to act in a manner consistent with that of a reasonable person, which is the definition, by the American Bar Association, of “negligence.” In other words, we will show, with evidence, that a reasonable person would have been expected to behave differently than the party that injured you.
You Suffered Injuries or Property Damage
We will draw a cause-and-effect relationship between the other party’s failure to uphold their duty of care and your injuries.
You Incurred Economic and Noneconomic Losses
Finally, we will tabulate the specific economic and noneconomic losses you incurred because of the other driver’s negligence.
These losses may include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
The Statute of Limitations
According to the Illinois General Assembly, you generally have two years from the date of your injuries to file a truck accident lawsuit in Illinois, but the timeline may vary, particularly if your case has unique factors or extenuating circumstances. A Cicero truck accident lawyer can help you determine your rights and obligations, as well as what deadlines apply to your claim. If we need to, The Kryder Law Group, LLC, can take quick legal action to make sure the statute does not expire on you.
Call (312) 223-1700 for a Free Cicero Truck Accident Legal Consultation
The Cicero truck accident lawyers at The Kryder Law Group, LLC, are eager to get to work for you today. We may be able to hold the truck driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer, and others liable for your injuries and help you get paid, and we will not charge a fee until we succeed. For a free consultation and case evaluation, call us at (312) 223-1700.